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 awar 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.
Earlier awardees of the Compass Rose:
2007 Ragnar Johansson, Line Manager, Stena Line Scandinavia AB
2008 Annika Larsson, Chief Officer, M/T Pandion
2009 Sara Gorthon, Vice President, Environment, Research and Development, Wallenius Marine AB
2010 Noomi Eriksson, Financial Director, Sjöfartsverket
2011 Maria Libäck, KAM Manager, DB Schenker
2012 Karolina Boholm, Transport Director, Swedish Forest Industries Federation
2013 Karolina Kjellgren, Vice President, Head of Sweden branch, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics