Young Corporation Award 2018 – Winner announced @ShipCon

Awarding a company that promotes and empowers its young employees

As YoungShip, we organize two Awards, the Young Entrepreneur Award which is handed out during NOR-Shipping every second year, and the Young Corporation Award, handed out every year at our flagship conference ShipCon. While the Young Entrepreneur Award goes to a brilliant young professional which found his/her own company, the Young Corporation Award promotes the best company, which encourage its young employees through training and competence enhancing investments.

This year, the Young Corporation Award was handed out by the  Secretary General and the Vice president of YoungShip International, Michela Sasdelli and Mads Steffensen, at the end of the closing dinner of ShipCon 2018 on the 9th of November in Limassol, Cyprus.

And the winner is...

The YoungShip International Board members composed the jury and in the past months, they collected nominations from various departments and gathered to discuss the most deserving company this year. 

The winner was the OSM Group, which demonstrate its commitment in promoting young employees and supporting them in local YoungShip activities.

The prize was received by Lia Papaiacovou - General Manager, Shiphold Management Services Ltd., OSM Group in Cyprus and Bjørn Tore Larsen - Chairman of the OSM Group, proud to be awarded with such an important recognition. 

The OSM Group is a relatively young Norwegian company, established in 1989, with presence in Limassol since 2007.
Their belief that “It's all about people” has rewarded them with loyal employees who are fully committed to the organization’s success. Having recognized that one of the most important prospects for youth is training and development, OSM has a free online training platform including over 10.000 courses for personal or professional development. In addition, they promote social outings and team-building events.

Statistics show that 64% of OSM employees are between 26-35 years old. These numbers are proof of OSM’s dedication to empowering and embracing youth and paying attention to their needs and ideas, assisting them to discover their full potential.

May they be a great example for other companies!


Left: Lia Papaiacovou - General Manager, Shiphold Management Services Ltd., OSM Group in Cyprus and Bjørn Tore Larsen - Chairman of the OSM Group.
Right: Philippos Ioulianou - Chairman of ShipCon 2018 and Board member of YoungShip International (YS Cyprus), Michela Sasdelli – Secretary General of YoungShip International, Mads Steffensen – Vice-President of YoungShip International (YS Møre).