Mario Mizzi hands chair to Leendert Muller

Leendert Muller is the successor of Tugmalta´s CEO, Mario Mizzi, who has successfully led the Association during his two years term.

Mario Mizzi's chairmanship period was marked by a number of changes including the recruitment of a new Secretary General, Anna Maria Darmanin and a new seat for the Association in Brussels, the incorporation of ETA and new reporting methods. “My last two years as Chairman of ETA was a very positive and interesting experience. I believe that with the support of the Executive Committee and thanks to the added professionalism introduced at the level of the Secretariat, together we have managed to build on the sterling work done by others before me in order continue assert the Association’s leading role in the industry. Several initiatives have been taken to reinvigorate the activities of the Association in line with its mission statement, to increase ETA’s relevance for all our members and above all to be a stronger voice with EU and pertinent maritime institutions. For me it was a privilege to be given the opportunity to serve as Chairman. I enjoyed every minute of my term” says Mr Mizzi.

ETA 54th Annual General Meeting had the biggest turnout of the Association´s history with more than 160 participants. This success illustrates the vigour of the European towage sector and the dynamism of ETA after 54 years.