Read about the nominees, winners and judges in the brochure from the evening.
Reverend Stephen Miller
Associated Marine Officers' and Seamen's Union of the Philippines (AMOSUP)
Stella Maris, Barcelona
DUCKDALBEN International Seamen's Club
Anglo-Eastern Ship Management and MF Shipping Group
Port of Bremerhaven, Germany
Rose George is the author of Deep Sea and Foreign Going: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry that Brings You 90% of Everything, which in 2013 was awarded the Mountbatten Maritime Award from the British Maritime Foundation. Her journalism appears in the Guardian, New York Times, Scientific American, London Review of Books and many other publications. She lives in Yorkshire.
Robert Kledal - Born in Denmark 1969, Robert joined A.P.MOLLER-MAERSK in 1989. From 1991 to 2004, Robert lived and worked for Maersk Line in Hong Kong and P.R.China, ultimately taking responsibility for the Greater China organization. In 2004, Robert moved to USA from where he in 2007 returned to the A.P.Moller-Maersk head office in Copenhagen taking responsibility for the global Maersk Line network.
Joining Wrist Ship Supply in 2010 as CEO, Robert works out of the HQ in Aalborg, Denmark and oversees the global operation and development of the world's largest ships chandler. Seafarers welfare is a key concern of Wrist Ship Supply who aims to be recognized for making their customers' life at sea better.
Per Gullestrup, born in Copenhagen, began a career in shipping when he left school. As CEO and part of the of the Clipper Group's Executive team, he helped drive the company to become a world class shipping company.
In 2008, he took the lead in negotiations with Somali Pirates who had hijacked the Clipper ship CEC Future and successfully secured the release of the ship and crew. Per's handling of the incident, including keeping the families of the seafarers informed, has been held up as an example of best practice. As a direct result of the incident, Gullestrup and other industry leaders started the Danish-Somali charity initiative called Fair Fishing in Somaliland.
He took over as Chairman of ISWAN on 1 November 2013, and was appointed as a non Executive Director of Garrets International in 2014.