Inland shipping pioneer Future Proof Shipping (FPS) has announced the appointment of Sara Ravazza as its new Managing Director, effective April 01, 2024. Sara joins the team of zero emission shipping innovators, to strengthen and steer their sustainability-driven initiatives.

Bringing over two decades of experience in the shipping industry, Sara has succeeded in notable roles across Europe, with recent tenures as Managing Director of several shipping lines in the Netherlands including Maersk Benelux.

Sara Ravazza

“It Is with great pleasure that we welcome Sara Ravazza to FPS as our new Managing Director. We know that her knowledge of and experience in the shipping industry as well as her intrinsic motivation for sustainability and zero emission shipping makes her the ultimate person to successfully lead us in achieving our goals and ambitions.” Richard Klatten – CEO and Member of the Board of Directors for Future Proof Shipping.

In her new role, Sara will be responsible for overseeing all daily business activities and managing the FPS team, reporting directly to the Board of Directors. Her enthusiasm for collaboration and commitment to innovation and sustainability align closely with FPS's mission, making her a fitting leader to propel the company towards its goals and ambitions.

Sara, who resides in Rotterdam with her family, expressed her excitement about joining FPS and working towards building a lasting legacy in the green transformation of the shipping sector.

“It is with great enthusiasm that I step into this role, and I am genuinely excited about the prospect of collaborating with every one of the team and our partners across the FPS value chain.My journey to date has led me to deeply value innovation and sustainability, particularly in the context of the green transformation of this sector.

I firmly believe in the mission of Future Proof Shipping and am humbled by the strides the team has made already. I am thrilled to join and learn more, and I hope that we can build together a legacy that can last lifetimes and will really make a difference.”