New organisation will strengthen Danish Shipping
The world does not stand still – nor does the shipping industry. Therefore, Danish Shipping is enhancing a number of areas which will become more important for the representation of interests and member services in the coming years. This is being reflected in the organisation and the management team.
Danish Shipping will focus more on research policy, digitalisation, qualifications and training policy in the coming years in addition to existing priorities. The first steps have already been taken with an ambitious educational program and the creation of the Maritime Disruptors Academy, which will be held in January and February 2018. The next step is a new organisation and management structure which became effective on 24 November 2017.
A new department for Business Development and Communication has been set up, for which Executive Director Jakob Ullegård will be in charge. Here the focus will be on the political aspects of areas such as research, education and transport, and not least development of Danish Shipping’s own programs under the auspices of the Danish Shipping Academy. Jakob Ullegård will continue to be responsible for communication and the press in close collaboration with Head of Media Relations, Rasmus Bebe.
"We must continuously ensure that we have the organisation and the skills needed to represent our members' interests. This requires that we strengthen our focus on selected areas, which is now also reflected in our organisation, "says Director General and CEO Anne H. Steffensen.
Labour market and member service are priorities
At the same time, it has been crucial to
Executive Director Anne W. Trolle will continue to be responsible for Employment Conditions, Recruitment and Training, including the specific implementation of the educational package that Danish Shipping, among other things, has contributed to in relation to the growth team's work, and which the shipping industry would like to see being a pillar in the government's forthcoming maritime growth plan.
Two new directors in management
Current Deputy Director Jacob K. Clasen has been appointed Executive Director with responsibility for the Politics and Analysis Department, which will deal with taxes, business law and trade policy. He joins Danish Shipping’s management team.
Deputy Director Maria Skipper has been appointed Executive Director and will continue to be at the head of Security, Environment and Maritime Research.
"I am very pleased that we can promote two important
Facts – Danish Shipping’s Management
Director General and CEO Anne H. Steffensen
Executive Director Jakob Ullegård, Business Development and Communication
Executive Director Anne Windfeldt Trolle, Employment Conditions, Recruitment and Training
Executive Director Jacob K. Clasen, Politics and Analysis
Executive Director Maria Bruun Skipper, Security, Environment and Maritime Research
Finance Director, Thomas S. Prebendorf, Finance and Resources
Director Casper Andersen, EU Affairs