WISTA Sweden Announces Compass Rose 2014 Winner

By MarEx 2014-09-25 15:56:00

Jonas Hansson, CEO and Chairman of the BOD, Oresund Heavy Industries, is this year’s winner of WISTA Sweden’s leadership award, the Compass Rose. 

The award jury’s motivation: ”With courage, visions and the hard hat firmly in place, Jonas Hansson has created a diamond from a catastrophe, Oresund Heavy Industries in Landskrona, Sweden. The organisation is characterized by professionalism, efficiency, persistence and laughter. Jonas Hansson has gathered a team of good leaders, where he most often is the one to meet authorities and politicians as well as customers and contractors.” 

WISTA Sweden’s leadership award, the Compass Rose, is awarded yearly to highlight a leader within shipping and trading that combines a visionary and goal-oriented leadership with great commitment for his or her organisation. 

The members of WISTA Sweden, the Swedish branch of the global network for female executives in shipping and trading, nominate candidates for the award. A jury select three names, interview references and then choose an awardee. WISTA Sweden’s Compass Rose was presented to the awardee at the celebration of World Maritime Day on September 25, 2014. 

The leadership award was founded in 2007, when WISTA Sweden celebrated its 20th anniversary. The award jury consists of Håkan Larsson, professional board member; Birgitta Johansson, CEO Magiliam AB; Kjell-Åke Hvittfeldt, Senior Vice President, Volvo Logistics Corporation; Yvonne Pokropek, HR Director, DB Schenker; Ragnar Johansson, CEO Swedish Orient Line and Lena Göthberg, Secretary-General, the Institute of Shipping Analysis and ex President of WISTA Sweden 2004–2008.

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