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  • 2019 June 20 13:28

    Helle Hammer awarded WISTA Norway’s LeaderShip Award 2019

    Helle Hammer, Managing Director in Cefor (The Nordic Association of Marine Insurers) says it has been awarded the LeaderShip Award 2019 by WISTA Norway. She receives the award in recognition of her important work in shaping the future of marine insurance as well as being a visible role model for women in the male-dominated shipping industry.

    Helle is a strong representative and promoter of women in shipping and maritime, she is a source of inspiration for all women who would like to start or propel a career within the marine industry, and especially in the field of marine insurance. She is a powerful, highly respected and visible professional, and an advocate for innovation and challenging the established.

    Helle was nominated by Lloyd’s as one of the most influential women in shipping in 2018; she was ranked as number 8 on the list of “Top 10 women in shipping”.  

    Since 2007, Helle Hammer has headed up Cefor, based in Norway. She leads Cefor’s work of lobbying the maritime insurance industry’s interests on both national and international level, including that of IMO (International Maritime Organization).

    Helle represents Cefor in external forums such as DNV Council, stakeholder committees in Bureau Veritas, RINA (Registro Italiano Navale) & DNV GL, and as a Board member of the Norwegian Maritime Forum.

    Prior to joining Cefor, Helle was the Director of Innovation Norway’s Houston office. She has more than 20 years of experience from politics and industry policies, including four years as State Secretary in the Norwegian Ministries of Trade & Industry and Finance, and six years with the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association.

    Since 2012, she has been the chair of the International Union of Marine Insurance’s (IUMI’s) Policy Forum, tasked with the responsibility of identifying, monitoring and proposing any framework related actions to support and protect the interests of the global marine insurance industry.

    Hammer is a Norwegian native and holds a degree in business and marketing from Oslo Business School.

    The award was presented at WISTA’s “Waves of change” conference during Nor-Shipping, in Oslo Norway on 5th June 2019.

    Women's International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) is an international organisation for women in involved in maritime transportation business and related trades worldwide. We aim to be a major player in attracting more women to the industry and in supporting women in management positions. With networking, education and mentoring in focus we can enhance members' competence and empower career success. WISTA is growing and has over 3,000 members in 43 countries worldwide.

    The LeaderShip Award is an annual award presented by WISTA Norway. The award shall go to a person in the Norwegian maritime industry that lives up to WISTA’s core values: Professional, Open-minded, Dynamic and Committed. In addition, the recipient must have contributed to the development of the industry either through leadership and/or business development. This year is the 13th time the award is handed out.

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