Angelina Egorenkov received the official appointment of captain from ZIM president and CEO, Eli Glickman, in a ceremony held at the company’s headquarters in Haifa, Israel.
Egorenkov began her maritime career as a cadet on the company’s ships in 2003. She is a graduate of the Marine Institute in Akko and has a multidisciplinary bachelor’s degree from the University of Haifa.
David Arbel, vice president of global operations and head of marine manpower at ZIM, stated, “I am very pleased to award the appointment to Angelina Egorenkov, an outstanding officer who has stood out for her professional skills throughout her maritime career, and wish her great success in this challenging role.”
In 2010, Egorenkov began sailing as an officer on the company’s ships, and in 2013 she was appointed second mate. Also, since 2017, she sailed on the ZIM’s ships as a chief mate and passed the tests for the rank of captain in June 2021.
According to ZIM, a professional committee headed by David Arbel approved and recommended her appointment as acting captain.
During December, she will receive command of the ZIM Qingdao, which operates on the ZIM Container Service Atlantic (ZCA) line from the Mediterranean to the United States East Coast.
Eli Glickman, president & CEO of ZIM, commented, “I am very pleased to give the appointment to Angelina Egorenkov, who proves once again that women can reach any professional peak.”
She added, “ZIM continues to support and promote women who choose the unique career of an officer in the merchant fleet, as well as in all areas of the company’s activity, as part of our vision and values.”