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Achim Boehme Scholarship Program announces First Recipients

December 3, 2021 – We are very proud to announce the first four recipients of the Achim Boehme Scholarship that honours the former CEO of our shipping company, Lomar, who tragically died last year. The scholarships are designed to perpetuate Achim’s lifelong contribution to shipping and his dedication to developing the leaders of tomorrow.

The programme supports selected undergraduates at City University of Applied Sciences in Bremen, Germany (Hochschule Bremen). The 2021 scholars are: Kelly O’Grady from New Jersey, USA; Gonzalo E. Vallejo Moller from Venezuela, and Desmond Botchway from Ghana – all studying for a B.Sc in International Ship Management – Nautical Sciences. They are joined by Soufiane Zakri from Morocco who is pursuing a B.A. in International Shipping and Chartering.

Always supportive of young people pursuing careers in his industry, Achim was a great mentor and teacher to many who have since pursued their careers in shipping. The scholarship programme is a fitting tribute to a lifelong champion of promising young people. The Achim Boehme Scholarship both contributes to the cost of education and helps prepare students for their professional careers through vocational support such as the arrangement of internships.

To learn more about the scholarship, please visit: https://www.achimboehmescholarship.com/

Photo: L to R: Desmond Botchway, Soufiane Zakri, Kelly O’Grady and Gonzalo E. Vallejo Moller.

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