George Wagner

Chief ESG Officer
Yildirim Group

George Wagner joined YILPORT in 2021 as Global HSSE Director, and is now the Chief ESG Officer of YILDIRIM Group, which operates in 9 industries across 5 continents and 56 countries.  George is leading the process of making ESG/Sustainability an integral part of this far-reaching organization, whose portfolio ranges from terminal operations, shipping, mining/metallurgy and fertilizers to renewable energy.  His responsibilities include ESG/Sustainability policy, compliance with relevant EU legislation including CSRD reporting, decarbonization strategies for the group, and group-wide training and awareness at all levels.

George has an extensive background in sustainability, safety and the environment with over 30 years of experience in multiple sectors including industrial chemicals, machinery, packaging and port operations.  Over the last 20 years he has worked with European companies and has gained familiarity with EU legislation and compliance relating to his areas of expertise. 

He has a Bachelors’ degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Canada (his home country) and MSc and PhD degrees in Systems and Control from the University of Manchester in the UK.

George is also the current Chairman of FEPORT’s Environment, Safety and Security Committee.