In this blog, Birgit Liodden reflects on a broad range of aspects related to her professional and personal experiences from within the global shipping industry, and as shipping activist, working for a sustainable and visible maritime industry. A range of perspectives from experiences as board resource, mentor, speaker and mother-of-two. The ideas and opinions described in this blog are strictly her own personal views, and do not represent those of Nor-Shipping or other organisations she is affiliated with.
From 2011-2015 her company Liodden Prosjekt delivered consultancy and project management to actors within the global maritime industry. As of May 2015, she entered new turf and challenges, as Director of Nor-Shipping.
From the author: Nice to see you! This is a blog set up to inspire young people who are either about to find their career path or already working in the maritime industry. It also aims to share insights and thoughts with industry colleagues, maritime students, and general visitors, as well as providing the opportunity to get inside of my thoughts and passions.
I am a “Jack of all trades” who entered shipping 10 years ago, and I write about my life and thoughts both related to shipping, leadership and to what I get enthusiastic or provoked about in the world. Occasionally, I also share some very personal experiences. I don’t take myself to seriously, known to be a bit unconventional; and recommend you to continue reading with an open mind.
During 2009-2012 I was the executive Chair of YoungShip. This is an NGO & non-profit organisation for young people in the maritime industry, facilitating network enhancement and competence development, and acting as a spokes organisation and promoter of the views & values of young maritime professionals towards the established (senior) organisations and actors. In 2011, I spear-headed the founding of YoungShip International, taking over the role as Secretary General, after handing over the Chair role as we established our international umbrella organisation. Leaving the organisation to take on my current role, YoungShip had during the 3 years grown to cover 18 branches in 12 countries across Asia, Middle-East, Africa, South-, Middle- and North America, and 6 European countries.
I also hold a number of board roles within private sector and organisations, and contribute with speeches and mentoring in various occasions and forums. The past few years I have spoken at OECD, International Chamber of Shipping, CMA (Connecticut), the IMO (United Nation’s International Maritime Organization), and a variety of national and international forums both within and outside of the maritime industry.
This website covers most of my fields of interest; work, traveling, a globalized world, challenges, photo and people – often in a good mix..
Please note that this website contains my personal blog. These are my own views and comments, and not necessarily those of Nor-Shipping or any of the organisation I serve as Chair or Board member. For information and news from Nor-Shipping, visit http://www.nor-shipping.com