Jan Dieleman has emerged as one of shipping’s most forceful advocates for environmental, social and corporate governance issues in less than five years since he joined the industry.

His voice has particular impact due to his position as one of the world’s biggest charterers: he is head of shipping operations for major agri-products and trading house Cargill.

The Geneva-based executive’s vision of sustainable shipping being “modern, green, and profitable” will influence the industry’s approach to key challenges in the decades to come.