Judges

Judges 2016

Andy Winbow is the former IMO Assistant Secretary-General and Director of the Maritime Safety Division. His IMO career included service as Director of the Administrative Division; Head of Policy and Planning in the Office of the Secretary-General; and Section Head engaged in the implementation of the STCW Convention and the ISM Code.Before joining IMO, Andy worked for the UK Marine Safety where he held various posts including Chief Examiner of Masters, Mates and Engineers; Registrar of Shipping and Seamen; and…
Captain Kuba Szymanski started his sea career in 1985. He graduated from the Maritime University of Szczecin with Master’s Degree and started his deck officer career with then Dorchester Maritime Limited Isle of Man. He sailed Gas / Chemical and Product tankers, reaching his first command as a Master in 1999. In 2001 he commenced shore assignment as a Marine Superintendent in the parent Dorchester Maritime Ltd IOM, and was promoted to Marine Manager, DPA in 2004. Captain Szymanski was…
Father Bruno Ciceri has spent half his life caring for migrants, seafarers and fishers in Asia. Between 1985 and 1996, he was based in the Philippines. He then moved to Kaohsiung  in 1996, where for 12 years he was port chaplain and Director of the Stella Maris International Service Centre. In 2009 he was called to the Vatican to work as the Representative of the Apostleship of the Sea International at the Holy See’s Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and…
Jacqueline Smith joined the ITF last October as the new Maritime Coordinator. Prior to joining the ITF Jacqueline had the honour of leading the Norwegian Seafarers' Union (NSU) and its 11,000 members for almost 8 years. Jacqueline became an active member of the NSU in 1992 as a shop steward, securing a collective bargaining agreement for concessionaries, a first for the union. In 1998 she was elected as a delegate to congress, then as a deputy on the national board,…
Karin Orsel has been working in the Maritime Industry since the age of 18. At 23, Karin became a shareholder of MF Shipping Group, an organization she has lead as CEO and majority shareholder since 2001. In 2009 she won the prestige Dutch ‘Female Entrepreneurship Award of the Year’  for  being a successful female business manager.  Besides running her own company Karin is an active board member in a number of national and International associations and organizations, including Vice chairman…
As a Senior Executive for leading international charitable foundations, and consultant to maritime charities, Kimberly Karlshoej has been at the forefront of the development of strategy, procedures and governance arrangements for a wide range of non-profit organisations. With extensive expertise in the management of programmes and grant-making, she has also been involved in wide-ranging international activity, high-level institutional engagement and numerous representational roles. She combines personal warmth and compassion with an agile intellect, an unflagging work ethic and influencing, problem-solving…
Masamichi Morooka was born in 1952 and graduated from Waseda University in Japan in March 1975. He commenced his career in the same year when he joined Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha. In 2001 he became President of NYK LINE (NORTH AMERICA) INC and two years later he was appointed Corporate Officer. He became the company’s Managing Director in 2005. In 2006 Mr Morooka was appointed Director Managing Corporate Officer and in 2007 he became President of NYK GROUP EUROPE LTD.…
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…
Helen holds a Chair in the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University and in 2003 she was appointed Director of the Seafarers International Research Centre. In relation to seafarers and the shipping industry Helen has published work on multinational crewing, training, women seafarers, the impact of changing technology on seafarers' work, issues of regulation, family life, globalisation, and seafarer health and safety. Her recent book International seafarers and transnationalism in the twenty-first century won the 2014 BBC/British Sociological Association…
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…
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.

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