Track Record & Speakers’ Experience

Birgit M. Liodden has nearly 20 years of work experience, and has received several leadership awards for her work in the maritime industry, including E24 Top 100 Talented Young Leaders (2009 & 2015), Kapital Up’n Coming (2013, 2016, 2017) and Women in the Wind (2014, 2015), WISTA Shipping Leadership Award 2012 (Norway) and shortlist for the WISTA International Leadership Award 2012.

She was also listed among 19 international leaders in the “On Our Radar” section of Lloyd’s List Next Generation 2012. In 2013, she was named one of 10 key female role models for the future by the Chair of the Norwegian Conservative Party’s Women’s Group.

Her professional background include;

  • Nor-Shipping & Norway Trade Fairs (2015 – 2018)
  • Liodden Projects (2011-2015)
  • Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA (2006-2011)
  • The Norwegian Valuers & Surveyors Association (2003-2006)
  • TopTemp Recruitment (2001-2003)

Board experience:

  • Bellona (2017 – current)
  • Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue (2017 – current, first deputy)
  • Norwegian Sea Rescue Academy (2014 – current)
  • Ocean Industry Forum Oslofiord (2015 – current)
  • Nor-Shipping Advisory Board (2014 – 2015)
  • WISTA Norway (2013 – current)
  • Cimber AS, Board member (2004 – 2012), Chair (2012 – 2014)
  • Valiant Eiendom AS, Board member (2004 – 2012), Chair (2012 – current)
  • Rolibo ANS, Chair (2012 – 2017)
  • YoungShip Oslo + YoungShip Norway, President (2009 – 2012)
  • Oslo Maritime Network/Maritimt Forum Oslofjorden, Board member (2010 – 2015 )
  • One Contribution, Board member (2011 – 2014)
  • Program comittee for the Norwegian National Maritime Summit in Haugesund (2013 – current)

Other roles;

  • Commentator, Schibstedt´s http://www.maritime.no
  • Judge, Lloyd’s List Global Awards. London, September 2013
  • Research team member & speaker Future Port-Cities programme, OECD 2012-2013
  • Thor Heyerdahlprisen, Jury/Expert committee (2011-2014)
  • Lloyd´s List Global Awards, Member of the jury (2011, 2013)

Speaker assignments;

  • Global Economic Summit, Mumbai March 2017
  • ShipTech, Dubai November 2016
  • ZERO Conference, Oslo November 2016
  • Maritime Science Week, Port Elizabeth (South Africa) October 2016
  • SIKT Alumni Summer event, Oslo June 2016
  • Speaker and moderator, CrewConnect Europe, Copenhagen May 2016
  • Asian Shipping Conference, Colombo/Sri Lanka May 2016
  • Meeting chair, Haugesundskonferansen, February 2015 & 2016
  • Norway Asia Maritime Conference, Cebu/Philippines January 2016
  • Norwegian Maritime Exporters’ ERFA Conference, Bergen January 2016
  • VISMA Women’s network, Oslo January 2016
  • Arntzen de Besche, December 2015
  • Global Women Leaders Forum, Busan/South Korea, December 2015
  • License to Lead, Oslo November 2015 (panelist)
  • Meeting chair/speaker, Women in Tech Conference, Oslo May 2015
  • International Shipowning & Ship management Summit, Singapore October 2014
  • Chalmers Technical Uni. Sjölog, Gothenburg, February 2014
  • EuroPort 2013, WISTA Luncheon. Rotterdam, November 2013
  • World Maritime Day. Gothenburg, September 2013
  • IMO Ship Safety Symposium. London, June 2013 (speaker & panelist)
  • CMA 2013/Stamford, WISTA Luncheon – Key Note
  • WISTA International Conference, Paris 2012
  • International Chamber of Shipping conference, London 2012
  • WISTA Leadership Forum, Oslo 2012
  • Chalmers Tech. University´s career day, speaker (Feb. 2014)
  • Young Ambassadors, speaker (Jan. 2014)
  • Europort trade fair Rotterdam, speaker (Nov. 2013)
  • Genova Shipping Week, YS Italia launch, speaker (Sept. 2013)
  • CMA Opening Luncheon, Stamford, speaker (March 2013)
  • Kvinner i Kuling, speaker (Oct. 2012)
  • International Chamber of Shipping, speaker (Sept. 2012)
  • OECD Future Port-Cities, speaker (Sept. 2012)
  • Maritime Cyprus Young Executives, Chairman/Key note (2011)
  • Nor-Shipping Campus, Student introductions (2011)
  • Jenter For Realfag, Speaker (2011)
  • Oslo Shipping Talks, Panelist (2010)
  • Oslo Shipping Exchange, Speaker (2010)

Project experience:

  • YoungShip projects; Development of global franchise model for establishing local YoungShip branches globally. Development of several concepts, including Young Entrepreneur Award, mentoring program, youth politician competence activities, Young@Nor-Shipping and Waves of Change (women’s conference), Oslo Shipping Exchange
  • Ocean Talent Camp 2013: Project Manager
  • Nor-Shipping Campus 2011: Project manager, Concept Development & Exhibitor recruitment
  • SeaTrucks Nigeria Ltd: Corporate governance, hereunder development of; Framework/pre-project for crewing system, evaluation & improvement of internal processes linked to recruitment and crewing, Employees handbook, bid/selection of suppliers, anti corruption framework
  • Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA: System implementation of the group’s first global HR system across 70+ countries world-wide. Responsible for 2nd version roll-out of full system upgrade, with a core team based in 6 countries within Asia, Middle East, Europe & Americas. Dashboard solution for self service solutions for employees and managers, and external recruitment portal. Development and facilitation of internal training program for HR & Finance managers, including course development of classroom training and e-learning. Initiation & development of model and process for strategic competence mapping and planning.  Transport coordinator for naming ceremony of Ro-Ro Vessel M/V Tombarra in Gothenburg
  • Norwegian Valuers & Surveyors’ Association: Project manager for several international conferences; TEGoVA conference, EEA conference, as well as General assemblies and working group meetings
  • ArrangementCompaniet: Project manager for corporate events for various Clients, including Glitnir Bank, Norman Software & Aker Solutions

 

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