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Career Paths: Nick Brown, Bureau Veritas

In our special column this time, we are pleased to host an interview with Mr. Nick Brown, Communications Director, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore who says that by accident or luck, PR and communications felt right for a career in shipping, which is a indispensable part of the modern world trade, both a challenging and important industry.

Career Paths: Natalie Shaw, ICS

Mrs Shaw says that studying for her professional qualifications was a worthwhile career investment, even if it impacted negatively her social life for a short time. Also, she suggests to only focus on the important things and delegate others when necessary. Overall, it is important to ‘work to live not live to work’ she concludes, meaning that it is worth putting family, and friends first as much as possible. 

Career Paths: Elias Kariambas, ABS

In our special column this time, we are pleased to host an interview with Mr. Elias Kariambas, Business Development – Greece, ABS, who tells us a few words about his current role and admits that he really enjoys working in this demanding industry. 

Career Paths: Christine Valentin, World Ocean Council

In our special column this time, we have the pleasure to host an interview with Mrs. Christine Valentin, Board Member & Chief Operating Officer,  World Ocean Council (WOC) who explains us the vision of WOC toward ocean sustainability as well as her career path, inspiring us to believe in ourselves and support every professional choices we make.

Career Paths: Capt. David Patraiko, The Nautical Institute

Capt. David Patraiko, Director of Projects, The Nautical Institute goes back to the early stages of his career where he met his mentor , Capt Joe Mullaly , who taught him many valuable lessons both for his professional and personal life.

Career Paths: James Wilkes, Gray Page

Mr. James Wilkes, Managing Director, Gray Page explains how he joined maritime industry and what makes his current role exciting. ‘Treat people as you would wish to be treated’ is the best advice he has ever heard, reminding him that respect and kindness are the most important elements to step his career forward.

Career Paths: Silje Bareksten, Nor-Shipping

Mrs. Silje Bareksten, Head of Sustainability and Technology at Nor-Shipping admits that she really enjoys her current role in helping to steer the shipping industry towards more socially responsible and sustainable practices.

Career Paths: Tore Morten Olsen, Marlink Group

Mr. Tore Morten Olsen, President of Marlink Group, says digitalization brings many benefits to maritime industry and explains how he decided to join the area of satellite communications. Satellite communications technology and the maritime marketplace are fluid, Mr Olsen notes, therefore investment in continuous learning is required to keep pace with all developments

Career Paths: Connie Roozen, C&B More

In our special column, we are delighted to host an interview with Mrs. Connie Roozen who has founded her own tax law firm, C&B More, specialized in the maritime industry. Mrs Roozen explains us how she decided to join the industry while as an active member of WISTA she advocates for diversification in shipping


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