Thomas Damsgaard, Head of Americas, BIMCO
Thomas Damsgaard is the Head of Americas at BIMCO, where his responsibilities encompass member interest, industry engagement including new memberships for the Americas and taking care of the office.
Thomas started an exciting shipping career in 1990 and has earned his stripes in a succession of increasingly challenging roles within senior management and leadership for maritime market leaders. He has lead several maritime start-ups and turnarounds and acted as an external advisor on leadership, strategy and optimization to global maritime, logistics and PE organizations. He has served on professional boards within shipping and logistics.
An active member of the Houston community, he fills leading roles including for the Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association, Advisory Board at University of Houston; he co-founded the Danish American Chamber of Commerce and a non-for profit maritime scholarship fundraiser. Thomas holds an MBA in Shipping & Logistics (Blue MBA) from Copenhagen Business School.