Wednesday, April 21
2 pm- 3.30 pm GMT
Shipowners, cargo owners, insurance companies, financial institutions, shipbuilders, class societies, and flag states; everybody knows shipping needs to transform and be sustainable for the future. But the risks in change are higher than usual. And, after years of weak markets, the appetite to take risks is low. So how do we de-risk the transformation? How do we make it just a bit easier to develop, design, finance, insure, and operate those first GHG emission-free ships? How do we contribute to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals?
We have gathered a group of knowledgeable, innovative, and outspoken professionals within those businesses that feel the risks every day. The event is organised together with the Norwegian-British Chamber of Commerce and the Danish-UK Association.
Join us for an hour and a half of trying to figure out how we de-risk the transformation of shipping.
Wegger Chr. Strømmen – Norwegian Ambassador to the United Kingdom. H.E. Wegger Chr. Strømmen took up the post as Norwegian Ambassador to the United Kingdom in January 2019. Before London, H.E. Strømmen held the position of Secretary General in the Norwegian Foreign Ministry. He was also previously ambassador to the United States of America (2007-2013). From 2005 to 2007 he was Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other international organizations in Genève. He was the Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York (2000-2005).
Magne Nilsen is Managing Director and Chief Underwriting Officer for Gard (UK) Ltd. Having completed education as a Master of Science in Petroleum Economics, Magne joined Norsk Hydro where he worked with field developments on the Norwegian Continental Shelf before moving to Gard in 2001. The positions in Gard have always been in underwriting with various responsibilities for shipowner members in Europe as well as specialty clients world wide.
Susanne Gløersen is Head of Climate and Sustainable Finance in SEB Norway. She has extensive experience from sustainability and the financial sector, and is one of the experts with longest experience from the field (10 years). Previously, she has worked with sustainable investments in Nordea, as a sustainability strategist in Formuesforvaltning, Carnegie and her own consultancy SustainableInsight. Susanne has also co-founded Norsif (Norwegian association for sustainable and responsible investments), and is also involved in the start-up ecosystem. Among other, she is a board member of HAYK and ClevAir. A theme Susanne has particular passion for is how the green tech revolution is enabling companies across sectors to become, smarter, more efficient and competitive and greener.
Andreas Fjærvoll-Larsen is a Partner in Wikborg Rein’s Shipping & Offshore Group in Oslo, where he is leading the transactions team. He has been with the firm since 2008 and spent 6 years in the London office before returning to Oslo where he was promoted to the partnership last year. He is qualified as a Norwegian lawyer and a solicitor of England & Wales.
Knut Ola Skotvedt, Senior Vice President, DNB. Knut Ola is a Senior Corporate Analyst and Corporate Responsibility Ambassador in the Ocean Industries Division in DNB Bank which serves clients within oil and gas, oilfield services, offshore, shipping and seafood. He has been with DNB for more than 25 years in Oslo, Athens and Singapore and in various capacities within Shipping, Offshore and Logistics. In addition to current responsibilities within sustainability policies and initiatives, he is also a senior shipping and offshore markets analyst, responsible for market intelligence and internal market outlook. He was involved in the development of the Poseidon Principles, and responsible for the implementation in DNB. He is also representing DNB in other sustainability initiatives, including Responsible Ship Recycling Standards. His educational background is from the Norwegian School of Management (Business Degree/Siv Ok) and the University of Oslo (Political Science).
Matt Duke – CEO Grieg Maritime Group. Matt’s leadership experience goes back over 15 years, building and developing shipping organisations or businesses related to shipping. Through his more than 20 years working with organisational change, he has advocated a digital transformation of shipping to achieve a sustainable business. He has led global digital and IT organisations within Odfjell, and the commercial maritime digital platform team at Kongsberg Digital. Matt took over as CEO of Grieg Maritime Group in 2019.
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