Interview

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: Pia Meling, Massterly AS

In our special column this time, we are excited to host an interview with Mrs. Pia Meling, Vice President of Massterly AS,  a Kongsberg Wilhelmsen joint venture, who notes that shipping industry needs to be able to think differently in order to embrace more diversity and adapt faster to global trends.

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: 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: 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

Career Paths: Diane Gilpin, Smart Green Shipping Alliance

In our special column, we are delighted to host an interview with Mrs. Diane Gilpin, Founder/ CEO, Smart Green Shipping Alliance (SGSA), who inspire us to always invest in our curiosity and dedicate time to listening without judgement and building strong relationships.

Career Paths: Kjersti Kleven, SEA Europe

This time in our special column, we are delighted to host an interview with Mrs Kjersti Kleven , co-owner and Chair of the Board of the Norwegian shipbuilding group KLEVEN. Being also chair of SEA Europe, she has the opportunity to meet qualified and interesting people and voice her arguments on the importance of maritime technology industry for Europe, she said.

Career Paths: Carleen Lyden Walker, NAMEPA

Mrs. Carleen Lyden Walker has a dynamic presence in the industry and an outstanding career, receiving recognition for her active role in NAMEPA toward a sustainable marine environment; thus, we are very happy to host an interview with her this time on our Career Paths special column!

Career Paths: Jenny N. Braat, Danish Maritime

Mrs Braat advises us to identify which education really suits to each individual to accomplish much more and avoid making decisions without thinking about the future. For  the maritime industry, she would like to see a change in perception; collaboration and responsibility are needed toward industry’s rapid developments. 

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