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Career Paths: Karen Purnell, ITOPF

Dr. Purnell notes that it is now time for the maritime industry to raise its profile. In particular, there are many young people not aware of the fantastic careers that exist in the shipping community. The STEM initiative needs to be taken more seriously in many schools, and events to showcase these careers need to be more widespread, she argues.

Career Paths: Paivi Haikkola, One Sea Ecosystem

In our special column this month, we are pleased to host an interview with Päivi Haikkola, Senior Ecosystem Lead, One Sea Ecosystem DIMECC Ltd who she finds it exciting to work on new technologies for the maritime industry. The most recent developments in AI and computing can now be utilized within maritime. However, she notes, there is still a lot of misconceptions about autonomous remote operated and related technologies.

Career Paths: Karine Langlois, IMO

In our special column this month, we are pleased to host an interview with Karine Langlois, Communications Officer, IMO who finds her job very exciting, especially when working for the annual Day of  the Seafarer campaign which is a a very important and emotional project.

Career Paths: Nicole Rencoret, Sustainable Shipping Initiative

In our special column for May, we are glad to host an interview with Nicole Rencoret, Head of Communications and Development, Sustainable Shipping Initiative who has an interesting and multi-national background before joining SSI. In her current role,  she is excited to work with many stakeholders towards a more sustainable industry.

Career Paths: Lena Dyring, Norwegian Seafarers’ Union

In our special column this month, we are pleased to host an interview with Mrs Lena Dyring, Director, Cruise Operations, Norwegian Seafarers’ Union, who describes how she joined shipping industry, highlighting that her job gives her the opportunity not only to make a difference for seafarers but also for women seafarers in particular.

Career Paths: Jeannie Ivanov, Lloyd’s Register

In our special column, we are pleased to host an interview with Ms. Jeannie Ivanov, Marketing Director Marine and Offshore, Lloyd’s Register, who defines as successful anyone who achieves his goals without compromising his/her principles, wellbeing and personal/ professional relationships and invests in effective communication and collaboration. Also, Ms. Ivanov notes that ”ambition is nothing to be ashamed of as long as you preserve your integrity” and advises us to be authentic.

Career Paths: Sophia Bullard, UK P&I Club

In our special column this time, we are pleased to host an interview with Sophia Bullard, Crew Health Programme Director, UK P&I Club who discusses about her role in the mental health department and highlights the importance of gender equality inside the shipping industry. 

Career Paths: Sofie Hebeltoft, DFDS

In our special column, we are pleased to host an interview with Mrs Sofie Hebeltoft, CSR Director, DFDS, who passionately discusses of her role in the CSR sector within the shipping industry. As she explains, working on CSR and sustainability has put a new dimension to her business life.

Career Paths: Dana Jongens, Inmarsat

In our special column this time, we are pleased to host an interview with Dana Jongens, Business Development Manager Maritime at Inmarsat, who says that although shipping is not the most progressive sector, there’s still room for improvement. Ms Jongens shares hes inspiration to change the industry’s reputation and make it more appealing.

Career Paths: Sandra Welch, Sailors Society

In our special column this time, we are pleased to host an interview with Sandra Welch, who is the Chief Operating Officer of Sailors’ Society, an International charity providing a personal lifeline for merchant seafarers.

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