Young@NorShipping 2017 - Thank you all for joining!

We had an exciting programme for the NorShipping week to facilitate networking between YoungShip members and other professionals from the international maritime community.

We kicked off with the traditional boat race, not only bringing different generations of the maritime world together, but also featuring leading figures from the industry in a competition against one another in front of the Young@NorShipping crowd. The CEO of the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association, Sturla Henriksen turned out to be the best racer - and won with a decisive lead in the the race! As his prize he got to keep the golden boat and return next time to defend his title. Sturla was racing against Bjørn Haugland, Executive Vice President and CSO in the DNV GL Group and the winner of the Young@NorShipping 2015 boat race, Thina Saltvedt, Chief Analyst in Nordea Markets, Mattias Hedqvist, Chief Claims Officer in SKULD and Birgit Marie Liodden the Director of NorShipping 2017 who all gave their best in this prestigious race. 


The Tuesday featured an important discussion on how the industry can work today to attract more diversified talent for the future attended by Elisabeth Grieg, CEO of the Grieg Group, Frank Coles, CEO of Transas and Lena Göthberg, the creator of the Shipping Podcast. We showcased the industry’s nominated 10 Women to Watch (featured in Kapital) who were honoured at an award ceremony lead by Elisabeth Grieg. The jury for the 10 Women to Watch list consisted of the board of YoungShip Oslo together with Marianne Aamodt, Divisional Director in Clarksons Platou and Gaute Gjelsten, Partner in Wikborg Rein. The 10 Women to Watch in the maritime industry are: 

  • Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou (35), CEO – Tototheo Group, Cyprus
  • Ingrid Due-Gundersen (37), CFO, Höegh Autoliners, Oslo
  • Kristine Hasle Øverby (37), Partner, Wiersholm, Oslo
  • Liv Hege Dyrnes (37), CFO, Torvald Klaveness, Oslo
  • Mari Bygstad (34), Operations Manager, Frontline Management, Oslo
  • Nina M. Hanevold-Sandvik (34), Senior Lawyer, Wikborg Rein, Oslo
  • Sigrid Schrødter Teig (31), CPO (Chief Process Officer) Western Bulk, Singapore
  • Stine Mundal (33), Head of Section Environmental Certification, DNV GL, Hamburg
  • Thea Thorstensen (28), Claims Executive, Skuld, Oslo
  • Therese Jällbrink (33), Business Interaction Manager, Stena Bulk, Gothenburg

Highly interesting discussions took place on the Wednesday between Lasse Kristoffersen, CEO of Torvald Klaveness, Ari Marjamaa, CTO of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, Christoffer Hernæs, CDO of Skandiabanken, Sasan Mameghani, Entrepreneur and Founder of Maindeck, Mette Ahlquist, CIO of Wikborg Rein and Sven Nikolaisen CFO of IBM as they highlighted the possibilities and pitfalls they had experienced when working with digitalisation.


On the closing night, Thursday, we had in cooperation with the Rafto Foundation invited Stig Harlem Harris from the Labour Party, Hedvig Heyerdal from the Conservative Party, Øydis Lebiko from the Liberal Party and Tor Christian Sletner from the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association to debate the issue of beaching and human rights. The debate was moderated by Idar Kreutzer of Finans Norge who unexpectedly invited David Hammond, the CEO of Human Rights at Sea to join the discussion!

NorShipping have now released all of their photos from the week - check the photos out here.

We want to thank all the speakers who cleared time in their very busy schedules to come and join our events. We also want to thank DNV GL, SKULD, Thorvald Klaveness and Swedbank for partnering with us one evening each during the NorShipping week so that our attendees got free drinks and food at BAR Tjuvholmen.

We are thoroughly impressed by our members who made the NorShipping week a week to remember. We hope you all found the debates and discussions interesting, learnt something new, made some important connections, expanded your network and had loads of fun while doing so!

 A big thank you from the board of YoungShip Oslo and we look forward to seeing you all at Young@NorShipping 2019!


Our partners for Young@NorShipping and Main Partners for 2017: 

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