About Maritime SheEO

Maritime SheEO offers a bouquet of services focusing on the business case for diversity. It aims to create solutions that can impact the entire maritime industry - with a focus on diversity & inclusion (D&I), leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship and competitive advantage.

It employs D&I initiatives to address and eliminate unconscious bias, uses gender sensitisation techniques throughout the program and enables the smooth transition of women from ship to shore positions.

One of its main focus is the leadership accelerator program for women in the maritime and logistics sectors. Further it works with employers to create an environment conducive for women to rise to leadership positions.

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Maritime SheEO Conference

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Guy Platten

Secretary General, International Chamber of Shipping

Guy Platten is a qualified master mariner with a long background in the marine industry both at sea and ashore. He was appointed Secretary General of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) in August 2018. The ICS membership comprises national shipowners' associations in Asia, Europe and the Americas whose member shipping companies operate over 80% of the world's merchant tonnage.

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Alice Platten

Master, Red Funnel

Alice works for Red Funnel, currently serving as Master onboard the Red Falcon; a 4128GT Ro-pax ferry operating between Southampton and Cowes, carrying up to 892 passengers and 220 cars per crossing. She has always been fascinated by a life at sea, and from an early age often went sailing with her grandfather onboard his gaff cutter "Deirdre." This inspired her to undertake a deck cadetship with Northern Marine Management in 2009,

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Birgit M. Liodden

Founder/CEO,The Ocean Opportunity Lab

Birgit M. Liodden has for years been among the most profiled young female shipping executives globally, and fronted the first public global #MeToo discussions in shipping. She’s also known for her keynote and moderator roles, including profiles and arenas such as President Barack Obama, Saudi Arabian Fahd Al-Rasheed, the Norwegian Ministers of Finance, Trade & Industry, OECD, IMO and International Chamber of Shipping.

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Katharina Stanzel

Managing Director, The International Association of Independent Tanker Owners

Katharina Stanzel has served as Managing Director of INTERTANKO since 2012. The fifth MD in the Association’s long history, she brings an environmental background to the position. She holds postgraduate qualifications in coastal management and business administration from universities in Germany, the UK and Australia.

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Karin Orsel

Ship owner- Ship manager & Entrepreneur

Karin Orsel began working in the shipping industry when she was 18. The decision to start her own business came after a few years, when it became apparent that the generation change where she was employed did not work out as planned. When she was 23 she had a choice, either to join another company or to start her own business.

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Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry

World Maritime University
LLM, PhD, University of Geneva
LLB, LLM, University of West Indies

With over three decades of professional and academic experience, Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, an international lawyer, is a global leader on maritime law, labour standards and labour law, and law of international organizations.

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Ms. Helen Buni

joined the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in 2003

In her role as IMO Focal Point for Women in Maritime under the Technical Cooperation Division, she manages the Organization's gender and capacity-building programme with a focus on training, visibility and recognition. Fluent in English and Spanish, Helen graduated with a BA (LLB) (Honours) in Law and Spanish from Bristol University, United Kingdom.

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Shri Amitabh Kumar

D.G.Shipping & Joint Secretary

Amitabh Kumar is a career civil servant belonging to the 1987 batch of Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax). He has done his schooling from Netarhat Residential School and Graduation and Post Graduation from Hindu College in Delhi University. He completed his Masters in Business Administration from Southern Cross University at Gold Coast in Australia.

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Dr. Ranjan Banerjee

Dean, SPJIMR, Mumbai

Dr. Ranjan Banerjee joined as the Dean of SPJIMR Mumbai in June, 2015. He brought with him a rare combination of extensive business, corporate training, academic and consulting experience and insight. In his first year at SPJIMR, one of Dr Banerjee’s focus areas has been a holistic Stakeholder Engagement, which is producing many successes. Dr. Banerjee holds a BTech from IIT Bombay, an MBA from IIM Calcutta and a PhD in Management from the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, USA.

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Carleen Lyden Walker

Co-Founder and Executive Director of NAMEPA

Carleen Lyden Walker is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) leveraging off her experience as a marketing and communications professional in the commercial maritime industry with over 40 years of experience. She specializes in identifying, developing and implementing strategic marketing and communications programs that increase the visibility and effectiveness of NAMEPA

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Fabiana Simões Martins

Brazilian Shipping Law Firms by Chambers & Partners

Fabiana Simões Martins is for 23 years the manager partner of SMA, a Firm ranked in the first band among Brazilian Shipping Law Firms by Chambers & Partners.Fabiana is also the founder President of WISTA Brazil, the former vice President of the Ibero American Maritime Law Institute and actual board member of Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association, an organization comprised of 46 National WISTA Associations and more than 3000 individuals.

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Preetika Mehrotra

Director Regional Practice Leader, Asia Pacific,
Supply Chain, Logistics & Transportation.

Since joining Stanton Chase International Greater China in Hong Kong, Preetika has been entrusted with diverse top level executive search mandates for mission critical leadership positions, many of them in the maritime industry.
She is actively involved in the Supply Chain, Logistics and Transportation practice group as the Regional Practice Group Leader Asia Pacific for Stanton Chase, a Global Executive Search Firm with presence in over 45 countries.

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Roger Harris

Executive Director of the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN).

Roger Harris is the Executive Director of the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN). Roger joined the International Committee on Seafarer’s Welfare (ICSW), the predecessor to ISWAN, eleven years ago.
Roger has been responsible for developing ISWAN into a leading international seafarers’ welfare organisation.

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Sofia Fürstenberg Stott

Owner & Chief Advisor Frustenberg Maritime

Sofia Fürstenberg Stott is a popular speaker/moderator and a leading figure in the innovation- and sustainability sphere of the maritime industry.
Launching her own advisory at the beginning of 2017, focusing on the transformational journey towards decarbonisation, she has developed Nor-Shipping’s new concept exhibition Blue Economy, and launched the first Opening Oceans Conference, connecting the wider ocean industries for the first time.

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Shehara Jayawardana

Joint Managing Director , McLarens Group.

Shehara Jayawardana serves as the Joint Managing Director of McLarens Group. McLarens Group is a diversified conglomerate with over 50 subsidiaries and has its core business in shipping, marine and logistics sectors-today it’s one of the largest shipping agency services groups in Sri Lanka.

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Mr.Ritesh S Ramakrishnan

Joint MD, Transworld Group.

A young, dynamic professional, Experienced in all aspects of business formation, operation and management, Ritesh S. Ramakrishnan joined the Transworld Group in the year 2010.

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Kristine Anvik Leach

Managing Director for Jotun India Pvt Ltd.

Kristine is the Managing Director for Jotun India Pvt Ltd. Jotun worldwide is the number 1 paint for marine.Kristine has a Master of Science in Management, and vast international leadership experience from Norway, United Kingdom, Malaysia and India.

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Ugo Vincent

Managing Director of CMA CGM India.

Ugo Vincent is the Managing Director of CMA CGM India , heading the activities of CMA CGM Group and its subsidiaries in India.

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Mr.Vivek Kele

Co-Founder: Teamglobal Logistics Pvt. Ltd.

Vivek Kele is graduate in Economics with a post-graduation in Business Management. After working for 14 years, he started Team global in year 2005.

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Mr.Gunmar Gamlem

As Environmental Director, Gunnar Malm Gamlem is responsible for development of the Association’s policies.

Gunnar Malm Gamlem is responsible for development of the Association’s policies on environmental matters including inter alia global warming, emissions to air and sea, marine littering and recycling of ships.

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Dr.Ilona Denisenko

dr_denisenko@yahoo.com MD,MMH Dr.Ilona Denisenko graduate medicine from the Moscow Medical Academy in 1994.

Getting specialization in Surgery and General Medicine followed by diploma in Emergency medicine in 2002.

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Support for Maritime SheEO

The business case for Diversity and Inclusion is ridiculously well established. Unfortunately, not everybody understands that, which is why the launch of Maritime SheEO is such good news.

Chris Hall

SCB Management Consulting Services, Ltd

Never underestimate the importance of role models. We need more women in the maritime industry to become visible and speak up for the global industry which we work in and are so passionate about. I fully support the great initiative Maritime SheEO.

Lena Gothberg

Host and Producer, Shipping Podcast

Maritime SheEO will encourage companies to promote women and give the women the tools required to rise in their careers as well as provide sensitisation programs to companies.

Malini Shankar

Ex DG of Shipping Board of Directors, IL&FS

Maritime SheEO will work towards providing equal opportunities for women in maritime in keeping with SGD 5. In a traditionally male dominated field, this is a welcome move and I am delighted to be part of this initiative as it falls under SDG 5- Gender Equality of UN Sustainable Development Goals and is a priority area for UN Global Compact Network India.

Kamal Singh

Executive Director, UN Global Compact Network India

Gender equality, diversity and inclusiveness are key in providing a sustainable future for the global maritime industry. I know from experience that having an inclusive culture in your workplace boosts moral and opportunity.

Karin Orsel

CEO MF Shipping Group

The Royal Norwegian Consulate Mumbai is happy to support MaritimeSheEO with their efforts in promoting and nurturing a more diverse maritime workforce.

Ann Ollestad

Consul General

Maritime Industry has, for long, ignored its female workforce. The time is right to bring the women to forefront, and the time is NOW. Maritime SheEO will work toward achieving the SDG5 of bringing Gender Equality, Sensitivity and Inclusion in the Maritime Industry.

Reshma Nilofer Naha

Pilot, Kolkata Port Trust

SAGT is pleased to come aboard in support of your drive to bring equity through “Maritime SheEO”. Women seeking equality with men in business are aspiring to under achieve their true potential.

Ted Hiran Muttiah

Chief Commercial Officer


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