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Showcasing young talent across the maritime sector... #20Under40

The #20under40 Awards aim to recognise the top 20 maritime industry professionals under the age of 40. These awards celebrate the success and achievements of industry professionals who have paved the way for change in the industry and shed light on innovation, paving new growth opportunities for other professionals

In order for a nomination to be considered, all nominees must:

  • Be under the age of 40, as of Tuesday 16 May 2023
  • Have a role that is directly related to maritime or general shipping
  • Be based either within the Middle East region or spend the majority of their time directly working with the regional market if based outside of the Middle East.

Am I Eligible to Enter?

Nominations are open to any maritime professional under the age of 40, whose scope of work directly impacts maritime and shipping markets in the Middle East. If you or your nomination's 40th birthday falls before 16th May 2025, you are eligible to enter or be nominated.

How is it Judged?

Our judging panel will consist of the Seatrade Editorial Board who will consider the achievements of each nominee individually but will look carefully for evidence that demonstrates leadership, ambition and commitment to the industry.

What Happens Next?

The successful winners will be announced during the Seatrade Maritime Gala featuring 20 under 40. Winners will then be invited to collaborate with the Seatrade Maritime team over the next year on research, briefings and more exciting opportunities. 

Who made the class of 2023?

“It was truly an honor to be selected as a winner in the new 20 under 40 initiative and to be recognized amongst a group of such remarkable men and women from across the Middle East. It gives me great pleasure to see young professionals in the maritime sector being recognized as well as being given the opportunity to inspire others in their own pursuit of excellence.” 
Anan Abdullatif, Senior Commercial Manager at LNG Oman Shipping Company

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