Jun 20, 2022

The International Van of the Year (IVOTY) & International Pick-up Award (IPUA) juries are pleased to announce the appointment of a new jury member for Sweden and the reappointment of the Turkish member.

Experienced commercial vehicle journalist and photographer with Trailer magazine in Sweden, Stefan Boman, is the new Swedish jury member, to succeed the late Bosse Novinge, who passed away suddenly in 2021 and worked for the same publishing company. Stefan will sit on both the IVOTY & IPUA juries.

As a respected CV journalist and having represented Turkey on both juries for a number of years before joining an agency in Istanbul, Akin Ocal has once again filled these vacant posts and welcomed back to the organisation. He now works as a freelance journalist and is a contributor to various trade magazines.

Commenting on the new appointments, Jarlath Sweeney, Chairman of the IVOTY and IPUA, said: “We are pleased to welcome Stefan to our pan-European grouping, and extend a warm welcome back to Akin, after a few years absence. We know both gentlemen well and are assured that they will contribute significantly to both juries from their experience gained in these sectors.”

Contact details and photographs of both gentlemen attached

Stefan Boman, Trailer Magazine
Södermannagatan 36, 116 40 Stockholm, Sweden
+46 70 6230132

Akin Ocal, Auto Ticari Haber Sitesi
Teyyareci Cemal Sokak No: 30/4 Sisli Istanbul Turkey