Dorte Christensen (Vice President Operations & Claim Hafnia), Neale Proctor (Group Sales & Commercial Director OMA Group), and Dieter Rohdenburg (CEO Intership Navigation Co Ltd) have been elected to the MACN Board of Directors.
On 27-28 September, MACN welcomed over 120 member representatives, guest speakers, and partners during the Fall Members Meeting in Mumbai. During this meeting, we thanked Dorte Rolff (J. Lauritzen), and Kevin Leach-Smith (Taylor Maritime Ltd) for their time serving on the MACN Board and for their longstanding commitment to MACN.
Ann Shazell, MACN Chair, welcomed the new appointees: “We are delighted to welcome Dorte, Neale and Dieter to the Board. As well as the personal qualities they each bring to the role, their depth of knowledge and experience of diverse sectors of the maritime industry will further strengthen the Board as we continue to challenge ourselves as to how we can best support and champion the great work being done by MACN”.
Dorte Christensen reflected on her appointment: “I’m truly thrilled to join the MACN Board of Directors and contribute to their remarkable mission in the fight against maritime corruption. The opportunity to work alongside a diverse and passionate group of individuals who are dedicated to driving positive change in the maritime sector is incredibly inspiring. Together, we will continue to lead the charge in eradicating corruption, fostering fair business practices, and ensuring a level playing field for all stakeholders.”
Neale Proctor said, “I am excited to have this opportunity to support MACN on its voyage towards the creation of a culture of integrity, and the elimination of all forms of corruption, throughout the maritime industry, using my experience of working in Collective Action countries and elsewhere, managing port agency businesses.”
Dieter Rohdenburg commented on his appointment: “I am excited to be joining the MACN Board – an organization of which the values I share, and I am deeply committed to. Intership has been a member of MACN for 6 years and I have seen first-hand how it assisted us to become a better company – my target will be to commit as many owners as possible to the aims of MACN.”
The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) was established in 2011 by a small group of maritime companies committed to the vision of an industry free of corruption. It has grown to include over 190 companies globally and is recognized as one of the pre-eminent examples of collective action to tackle corruption. MACN and its members work towards the elimination of all forms of maritime corruption by raising awareness of the challenges faced, implementing the MACN Anti-Corruption Principles, codeveloping and sharing best practices, and collaborating with governments, non-governmental organizations, and civil society to identify and mitigate the root causes of corruption; and creating a culture of integrity within the maritime community.
Ms. Dorte Christensen, Vice President, Operations & Claims at Hafnia
Dorte is a passionate leader with a fundamental belief that the team delivers the best results together. She strives to empower her team through delegation and challenge. She has profound knowledge within the tankers industry which arises from her international exposure and past positions in chartering, operations, and supply chain. Dorte has been a part of the management team in several global shipping companies and experienced many opportunities and challenges such as international leadership in a global organization, mergers & acquisitions, stakeholder management, and relationships across borders and cultures. She believes in structure and processes as great means to facilitate growth as well as the importance of innovation and openness to new ideas.
Mr. Neale Proctor, Group Sales & Commercial Director at OMA Group
Neale started his career as a seagoing Deck Officer for ten years. After moving ashore and working at the Newcastle P&I Club, handling a variety of incidents and claims, he joined the global shipping, logistics & marine services company GAC, based in Dubai, where he developed and managed a regional network of P&I Correspondents across the Middle East. Neale then held company management positions in Indonesia, Nigeria & Turkmenistan, before joining shipping & logistics company OMA Group West Africa, as Group Sales & Commercial Director. His current role also includes the development and management of relationships with third-party sub-agents across West Africa.
Mr. Dieter Rohdenburg, CEO Intership Navigation Co Ltd.
Dieter started his career in Chartering and Operations with reputable German and Swiss shipping companies prior to joining Intership in 1990 as Operations Manager. Dieter was promoted to Joint Managing Director in 2010 and later took over the helm as CEO in 2013. Dieter holds several professional positions including Honorary Consul in Cyprus for the Independent State of Samoa, Vice President of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber, member of the Board of Directors of North of England P&I, Norwegian Hull Club, and the Cyprus Marine Environment Protection Agency (CYMEPA). He is also a member of the Cyprus Committee of DNV and the Mediterranean Committee of the China Classification Society (CCS) and sits on the Board of Governors of the Cyprus Maritime Academy (CyMA).