The Norwegian Shipowners’ Association (NSA) has appointed Sturla Henriksen as its new Managing Director. The acting Managing Director, Jon Egil Johnsen, will continue in his role until Henriksen takes up the appointment in the summer.
Association’s President Elisabeth Grieg said he was chosen for “his extensive expertise and international experience, combined with sound knowledge of the sector and documented leadership qualities.”
“I’m looking forward to getting started”, said Sturla Henriksen. “The shipowners and the maritime sector are among Norway’s largest and most vital industries, and there is great potential for further growth and development. In terms of competence building and the environment and on the employers’ side, all the conditions are conducive for Norway to take a leading role. This must happen in partnership with all stakeholders, both nationally and internationally.”
Sturla Henriksen was born in 1956, and graduated in economics from the University of Oslo in 1984. He also attended the Norwegian National Defence College and completed the Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD in 1998. Henriksen comes to the NSA from a management position at Accenture Management Consulting. He previously worked at the Norwegian Ministry of Finance and Statistics Norway, followed by a three-year spell in Brussels for EFTA and the European Commission. From 1992 to 1998 he was Head of Finance and a Director of the NSA, before leaving to set up his own company.