Birgit is the Founder & CEO for The Ocean Opportunity Lab (TOOL), a global ecosystem for innovators within ocean & renewable energy, which recently launched the world´s first interactive map and resource matching platform connecting innovators across startup and established industries. Chairperson of the Norwegian Association for Environmental Boats, zero emission mining company Kuniko Norway, and board member of TECO2030, Greenstat, Bellona Foundation and TheFactory – covering hydrogen infrastructure, sustainable finance and environment. She is also on the sustainability board of battery company Beyonder. She holds 17 years of experience from global leadership roles across the maritime sector. Birgit is former Director of Nor-Shipping, founder of YoungShip International, and former global project manager at Wilh. Wilhelmsen. She established the first global maritime entrepreneur award, and the first mentor program for women in maritime. In 2018 she interviewed President Barack Obama in Oslo, and she has been awarded a number of national and international prizes for her leadership, including several years on the Top100 ranking of Influential female leaders in global shipping.

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