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Ms Charo Coll is the President of the International Salvage Union, the global trade association for the marine salvage industry. She succeeded Mr John Witte in September 2017.
Ms Coll is General Manager of the Offshore and Salvage Division of Spanish company Boluda Corporación Marítima. She has more than 25 years’ experience in the industry coordinating the salvage division of Boluda Corporation. In this role she coordinated the Boluda Tugs engaged with the Spanish Maritime Safety Agency for 15 years. She also manages the chartering and sales and purchase departments of the corporation.
Charo Coll grew up in Valencia, Spain. She holds a Specialist Degree in International Maritime Law from the Comillas Pontifical University of Madrid and a Ship Management diploma from the International Ship Manager’s Association at the National Sea Training Centre in the UK. She has also attended numerous seminars at the Lloyd’s Maritime Training Programme as well others at the Instituto Marítimo Español.
Ms Coll is a former President of the European Tug Owners’ Association. She has been a member of the Valencian Chamber of Commerce, member of WISTA (Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association) and she was recently honoured with the Valencian Government Business and Social Achievement Award, presented by the President of the Valencian Government.