Anne H. Steffensen, CEO, Danish Shipping, Tiina Tuurnala, Finnish Shipowners Association and Rikard Engström, CEO, Swedish Shipowners´Association.
Anne H. Steffensen, CEO, Danish Shipping
Anne H. Steffensen has since 1 October 2013 been Director General & CEO of Danish Shipping.
Following a Master of Science from London School of Economics (1988) and a Master of Politics from the University of Aarhus (1990) Anne H. Steffensen joined the Foreign Service in 1990. Her first posting was to London in 1992. From 1995 she worked as Head of Section in the Secretariat for Foreign Trade.
In 1998 she was posted to the Danish Consulate General in New York as Deputy Consul General. From 2001-2004 she headed the Department for Bilateral Relations and Project Export and the Secretariat. In 2004 she was appointed Ambassador, Under-Secretary for Foreign Trade and Investment.
In 2006 she was appointed State Secretary for Trade, Investment and Trade Policy and in 2011 Ambassador of Denmark to the Court of St. James’s.
Tiina Tuurnala, Finnish Shipowners Association
Managing Director of the Finnish Shipowners’ Association as of 1 April 2017. The Finnish Shipowners’ Association is a trade association with an interest in industrial and labour market policies. Finnish shipowners are in the forefront of technology and environmental innovations and are developing solutions for sustainable shipping.
Tiina began her career in the field of hydrography with the Finnish Maritime Administration in the early 1990’s. With the establishment of the Finnish Transport Agency in 2010, Tiina was appointed Development Director. In 2011 she was appointed Deputy Director General in charge of the national traffic management. In 2013 Tiina was appointed Deputy Director General in charge of the traffic and Information Function and she was responsible for national traffic management (road, maritime, rail), icebreaking services, hydrographic surveys and functions related to the development of digitisation, automatisation and intelligent traffic.
In 1998 she graduated with a MSc. (Engineering) from the Helsinki University of Technology majoring in geographic information technologies.
Tiina has extensive experience with national and international representation, including e.g. Finnish Meteorological Institute, Advisory Board Member 2012-2017; Finnish Lifeboat Institution, Board member 2016 - ; Shipowners´ Foundation, Board member 2017 - ; Finnish Maritime Society, Board member 2017-2019, IALA Council member 2013-2017;National Treasury Insurance Sector Advisory Board member 2007-2012; Finnish Forestry Industry Development Centre Tapio, Supervisory Board member 2006-2012; etc.
Rikard Engström, CEO, Swedish Shipowners´Association
Rikard is CEO of the Swedish Shipowners Association, an organization he has been with for three years. The Association is highly involved in developing a more sustainable shipping sector. From a competitive, environmental and a social perspective. Rikard has a background as a researcher in freight transports and logistics and received a Ph D in Freight and Logistics. After a period as researcher and associate professor he has been a chief strategist at the Swedish Transport Administration for many years. Rikard describe himself as a walking triple helix model given his background in academia, administration and nowadays in the private sector.