Erik Green, Managing Director and Partner
Erik is one of the founders of Green-Jakobsen and has thus been a partner in the company since 2001. Erik graduated as Naval Architect in 1990 and has a master’s degree in organisational learning and development. Within the maritime segment Erik’s expertise mostly relates to the development of corporate and individual safety culture (competencies), marine HR and leadership development.
As a strategic business consultant with more than 20 years of experience Erik is specialised in helping companies develop both at a strategic, tactical and operational level. His professional competence covers marine HR and safety projects involving both employees and employers and he is an experienced project manager, subject matter expert, strategic executive coach and as a strategic business consultant. Furthermore, Erik is continuously engaged in the development of Green-Jakobsen’s own leadership training concept, and safety maturity development concept and methods.
Bjarke Jakobsen, Partner and Senior Consultant
Bjarke is one of the founders of Green-Jakobsen and has consequently been a partner in the company since 2001. Bjarke has a certificate of competency as Master Mariner and apart from his experience on board he has worked shore based as Operator, Nautical Superintendent, and Crewing Manager. Bjarke is a facilitator/instructor, a trained mediator and a NLP Master Practitioner. He is authorized by the Danish Maritime Authority as Safety & Health Instructor and certified user of the Thomas PPA system.
Bjarke is the Managing Director of Green-Jakobsen, Philippines and as such in charge of the day-to-day management of the Green-Jakobsen office in Manila. As a senior consultant he is developing, managing and organising training contents, learning methods and courses in relation to client projects. His maritime specialist knowledge and practical experience are vital competences in the actual implementation of the projects and learning initiatives carried out in cooperation with the clients. His core competencies cover Leadership learning and development, Marine HR and safety strategy development, Marine HR learning and development processes and competence management.
Thomas Schmidt, Partner and Senior Consultant
Thomas has been a partner and consultant in Green-Jakobsen since 2006. He has an educational background as engineer, combined with a degree in economics (HD) from Copenhagen business school (CBS) and a management diploma in strategy development from Scandinavian International Management Institute (SIMI)
Thomas has experience from various managerial and executive positions in which he has been driving organisational development and performance improvements. The last 10 years Thomas has worked within the maritime and offshore industry with focus on development of key HR functions such as performance measurement and optimisation, competence management, leadership and change management. Furthermore he has been involved in assessment of corporate culture and development of same with the aim to enhance the company safety performances. Thomas’ strengths lie within analysis, design, development and management of strategic programmes for safety and employee performance optimisation.
Stine Skelbo, Senior Consultant
Stine’s employment with Green-Jakobsen commenced in 2005 and she is a key person in the learning and development activities. Stine is a Master of Communication, Nordic philology & theatre science from Copenhagen University. She also holds a course diploma in Business Psychology and Systemic Process Consultancy.
Stine is specialised in organisational learning and development, together with strategic, leadership, change, and corporate communication. Stine is mainly responsible for the preparation and development of learning concepts and organisational development programmes within the maritime and offshore business. She is dealing with projects within the fields of development of safety cultures, general HSE development, organisational change, campaign development, leadership, and strategic communication in connection with implementation of new safety or organisational initiatives. She is also involved in the development and implementation of safety culture assessments and development. Furthermore, Stine is responsible for preparation of course concepts, course and campaign materials, content for class room courses and e-learning, and she is a certified interpreter of Seagull’s psychometric tests APRO.
Ida Krogh, Consultant
Ida holds a Master of Excellence of Applied Cultural Analysis and a BA in Ethnology from the University of Copenhagen. Ida has solid experience in market analysis and consumer insights. Ida is specialised in the qualitative and quantitative methodology and in turning analytical insights in human behaviour into areas of development and applicable recommendations that can drive businesses forward.
As part of the Green-Jakobsen team Ida participates in the development of methods to measure and assess safety culture and safety performance, as well as analysing working environments, safety processes and safety maturity to find pain points and development potential. Ida’s strengths lie within methodology, analysis, project management and in insisting to keep the end-users as the focal point of any operation.
Lisbeth Englund Nissen, Consultant
Lisbeth has joined the Green-Jakobsen team in 2016 and is part of the group of consultants. Lisbeth’s focus is on internal organisational processes and communication, learning and optimisation procedures that make sense for employees as well as business in general. She will take part in safety assessments and drive development and implementation of bespoke safety enhancement programmes as well as mapping and analysing organisational safety culture and performance.
She is an experienced project manager and holds an MA in Communication, Danish and Musicology from Copenhagen University. On top of that, she is a licensed PRINCE2 project manager and holds several training courses in strategic communication and coaching. Most recently she is doing a post grad master’s degree in learning processes and strategic communications. Prior to joining Green-Jakobsen, Lisbeth has worked in the maritime industry as a communications consultant and in the oil industry as frontrunner of corporate internal communications
Helle Mikkelsen, Maritime Training Instructor
Helle Mikkelsen is associated with Green-Jakobsen, Copenhagen, where she facilitates Training in Europe.
Helle has been in the shipping industry for more than 30 years, she is an experienced captain, mainly from cargo ships, including project cargo, container and HSC vessels.
Helle has also worked as a consultant on education, certification in STCW related matters and as a ship surveyor at the Danish Maritime Authority. Besides being a Master Mariner Helle is also a certified Life and Businesses Mentor.
Janne Haugland, Communications and HR Manager
Janne has been part of Green-Jakobsen from 2007 to 2011 and again from 2014. She holds a BA in 3 languages from Copenhagen Business School and has more than 30 years of experience in business administration, HR and linguistic and communication tasks.
Janne is the editor of the Green-Jakobsen Academy, which is a platform for Green-Jakobsen knowledge and methodology made available for clients and partners, as well as of other publications profiling Green-Jakobsen. She manages sales and marketing initiatives, the website, and coordinates events and workshops, etc. She participates in the quality assessment of client products as a proofreader and takes part in client product or concept development from time to time. Finally, in cooperation with general management she is responsible for HR management, including recruitment, staff policy and staff development plans.
Vicky Steen, Administrative Manager
Vicky has a diploma from Education Centre CPH West as an Office Assistant, specialising in Business Administration, Economy and quality development of the administrative function. Vicky has 16 years of experience in administration and finance which she has gained from various companies in International environments in Australia and Sweden before joining Green-Jakobsen in 2015.
Vicky’s core competencies cover Accounting and Finance, and she is responsible for financial and management reporting. Vicky is in charge of all financial transactions along with all daily office matters in our Copenhagen office.
Søren Diederichsen, Business Psychologist
Søren Diederichsen is associated with Green-Jakobsen and is a licensed and authorized psychologist and has worked as a business psychologist since his graduation from the University of Aarhus in 2002. He has been employed as an internal HR-Partner in Maersk and is still affiliated as a lead pyschologist in Maersk Training’s Leadership Assessment Programme. He is also working as an external consultant for a number of companies, hereunder Seahealth Denmark.
Søren’s competences mainly cover marine HR (recruitment processes, assessments of leadership potential, establishment of assessment centres, train the trainer programmes, etc.), he is also the co-writer of the book “Virtual Communication” and has specialized in helping companies improving virtual communication – especially ship-shore communication. Søren has extensive knowledge and hands-on experience within crisis management, retention of employees and cultural diversity management.
Tranquillino ‘Jun’ Barruga, Jr, General Manager and Consultant
Jun has a BSc in Marine Transportation at the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy. Jun joined Green-Jakobsen in 2008 and he has a background as officer on board oil tanker vessels, Training Manager in a ship management agency, and Instructor in a maritime academy and training centres.
Jun is the Office Manager of Green-Jakobsen office in the Philippines assisting the Board of Directors in long-term and annual planning and in monitoring and reporting of business and project developments. He is also involved in the conceptualisation, development and facilitation of leadership, safety and other training courses. Jun is accredited by the Danish Maritime Authority to conduct Safety and Health, Danish Maritime Legislation and Foreign Masters courses.
Rodel Babista Abuy, Consultant
Rodel has a master’s degree in Maritime Education (with honours) from the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy Graduate School in 2008, and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of the Philippines-Diliman in 2001. Prior to his employment at Green-Jakobsen in 2008, he worked as Systems Developer/IT Officer, Maintenance Engineer of maritime simulator systems, Training Instructor of computer applications and fleet management systems, and Instructional Development and Technology Officer.
At Green-Jakobsen, Rodel is involved in the conceptualisation and development of various e-learning projects, classroom-based courses, train-the-trainer concepts, maritime leadership programmes, safety culture maturity assessments, application training solutions, quality systems, and surveys, among others. His key competencies including learning design and development, assessment and evaluation, project management, process and data analysis, quality management, instruction, learning technologies, and system administration are all in play in his multiple tasks in GJ. Rodel is also an experienced system administrator, having been involved in the administration of various learning management, training support, competence management and survey systems.
Christopher Carmelotes Alagban, Maritime Training Instructor
Chris is a Maritime Training Instructor assigned to conduct courses for TORM Shipping Philippines, Inc. He is a licensed Master Mariner and has worked as a Chief Officer on board TORM tanker vessels. He previously worked as a Deck Manning Officer in a Japanese shipping company and as a Training Instructor/Facilitator in a maritime training center and a maritime college.
Chris is accredited by the Danish Maritime Authority as a Safety and Health Instructor. He is also an authorized instructor for conducting type-specific Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) Courses accredited by MARIS and TRANSAS.
Junal Gatungay Jr., Maritime Training Instructor and Consultant
Junal is a Maritime Training Instructor and Consultant for Green-Jakobsen. He is a licensed Marine Deck Officer and also a licensed professional of the Japanese Maritime Licensure Exam. Prior to working with Green-Jakobsen, he worked as instructor in various shipping companies and as Training and Career Development Officer. Junal is accredited by the Danish Maritime Authority as Safety and Health Instructor.
Junal is responsible for the development and facilitation of safety, leadership, softskills, and other customised courses for clients. He also contributes in the conceptualisation and development of consultancy projects.
Bruce M. Arellano, Maritime Training Instructor
Bruce is a Maritime Training Instructor for Green-Jakobsen. He is a licensed Chief Officer and has worked on board various types of tanker ships trading worldwide such as LPG, VLCC and Oil/Chem.
Prior to his joining Green-Jakobsen, he was a facilitator in a Maritime training center handling STCW and simulator courses.
Bruce is accredited by the Danish Maritime Authority as Safety and Health instructor. At Green-Jakobsen, he is assigned for the development and facilitation of safety, leadership and other client-specific courses.
Angelo Jay V. Jacobo, Maritime Training Instructor
Ajay is a Maritime Training Instructor for Green-Jakobsen. He is a licensed Chief Mate and has several years of experience as a Training Manager, Maritime Training Instructor for seagoing and offshore courses, Maritime Resource Management Workshop Leader, Assessor and has sea experience on board crude, product and chemical tankers. He has also a background as Head of Research and Development for innovations of company’s product services, he has developing tailored courses for clients needs, enhancing statutory courses and seminars for employee development.
Ernest Joy M. Panganiban, Maritime Training Instructor
Ernest joined Green-Jakobsen as a Maritime Training Instructor and Consultant in 2017. He has a degree in Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation from the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy and is a licensed Master Mariner and has worked as a Chief Mate on board oil, LPG and LNG Tankers, as well as Bulk, Container and Ro-Ro Carriers. Ernest has a total of 14 years of sea experience. In addition to this Ernest has several years of experience as a maritime training instructor/assessor and course developer for different Maritime Training Centers. He has also held the position of Technical Officer for recruitment at a renowned shipping company.
Allan Raymund Olano, Maritime Training Instructor
Allan has been associated with Green-Jakobsen since 2004. He has a Bachelor of Science in Maritime Transportation and was previously the General Manager of Green-Jakobsen Philippines (2004-2009). He has been a vital part of Green-Jakobsen’s training and course development and he has a vast experience in leadership and safety & health training. Allan is presently operating as a Chief Officer at Inco Ships Australia, but he is also a valuable instructor in Green-Jakobsen when he is not contracted at sea.
Candida Taruc Bacallo, Accounting and Human Resource Manager
Candy has a degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant and holds an accreditation from the Philippine Board of Accountancy and Bureau of Internal Revenue for public practice. Candy has a vast experience in accounting and finance which she has gained from various employments before joining Green-Jakobsen in 2009.
Candy’s core competencies cover Human Resource Recruitment and Management, Accounting and Finance, and she is responsible for the financial and management reporting. Candy is in charge of all financial transactions in our Manila office and she deals with the external auditor, tax bureau, legal, and Securities and Exchange Commission and ensures that the company meets all tax and reportorial requirements set by government agencies. As the Human Resource Manager, she is responsible in recruitment, initial interview and pre-screening of applicants for proper endorsement to respective Department Managers. She administers compensation, benefits, performance management systems, and safety and recreation programs.
Elyn Albunian Cosio, Quality and Marketing Coordinator
Elyn is a Computer Science graduate from Systems Technology Institute. Before joining Green-Jakobsen in 2006, she worked with various companies as Data Analyst, Quality Assurance Personnel, Customer Service Relations and Sales Account Officer.
Elyn’s core competencies cover quality management, customer relations, competence management and system administration. Elyn is in-charge of the maintenance of the database for media, advertising, and suppliers. She supports the Sales and Marketing Team in the implementation of its strategies. She ensures all essential documents are organised, updated and implemented based on the company’s Quality Management System (QMS). She coordinates with the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA), clients and instructors to ensure that courses are conducted, documented, and reported according to the standards. As a Portal Administrator she is responsible for managing the competence and training platforms.
Maria Salvi Nuevo, Assistant Project Coordinator
Salvi is a BS Tourism Management graduate from University of Makati. Before her employement with Green-Jakobsen she worked in one of the maritime training centers in the Philippines and held a position as Training Assistant, Competency Assistant and General Secretary.
At Green-Jakobsen she is assisting the Quality and Marketing Coordinator in the preparation of course materials for the courses for GJ clients. She assures that all documents for the trainings are ready and that coordination takes place with the Hotel/training venues. She is also preparing for the purchases of company’s supplies and other requisitions.
Diane Maris K. Lagumen, e-learning specialist
Diane is an alumna of University of Makati. She has a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education with honours and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Innovative English Education. Also, she is a licensed teacher. Foregoing to her employment at Green-Jakobsen, she has been an ESL (English as Second Language) teacher to foreign students. She has been a research and development manager in her prior company. She has handled classes on the following areas and/or subject matters: developing skills on writing, reading, listening, and speaking; TOEFL, TOEIC, and SAT.
At Green-Jakobsen, she collaborates with the Project Manager in developing concepts and designs for the e-learning materials/learning ‘snippets’, proofreading scripts and narration, and facilitating the process of converting the scripts into visual storyboards.
Roan Camille N. Santos, e-learning specialist
Roan has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Adamson University. Her key skills include editing and writing. She also has extensive knowledge in advertising and marketing. Before joining green-Jakobsen she worked as a technical writer and business editor. At Green-Jakobsen Roan colaborates with the project manager, SMEs and multimedia team. She applies sound learning and instructional design principles in developing storyboards or scripts for e-learning materials, films and other related projects. She also performs proofreading/editing of the project deliverables.
Leslie Ann P. Lay, Animator, multimedia team leader
Leslie is a BS Digital Illustration and Animation graduate from Ateneo de Naga University in 2012. Her core skills are Graphic Designs, Video Editing, Motion Graphics and 3D Animation. Before her employment with Green-Jakobsen she worked as 3D Animator in various Multimedia companies in the Philippines.
In Green-Jakobsen she develops snippet animations, motion graphics and sound editing, and provide input for workflows and creative ideas.
Ruppertson M. Castor, Animator
Ruppertson is an Information Technology graduate from Institute of Creative Computer Technology. Before he became part of Green-Jakobsen, he has years of experience in the Television Network as Editor and Motion Graphic Animator. He works also as a freelance to various production companies.
In Green-Jakobsen, he develops educational snippet animations, motion graphics and sound effects. He elaborates any graphic materials if needed and provide input for workflows and creative ideas
John Claro V. Labitoria, Multimedia Artist
John is a Multimedia Artist graduated from Lyceum of the Philippines – Laguna. He is proficient in most forms of media, namely 2D animation, layout and graphic design, motion graphics, video and photo editing, photography, videography and web design. He works also as a freelance Filmmaker and Director at a local TV station.
In Green-Jakobsen, he develops illustrations and motion graphics, and provides input for workflows and creative ideas.
Elijah Marie B. Basilio, Multimedia Designer
Elijah is a Multimedia Designer graduate from Raffles Design Institute in Singapore.
Before she became part of Green-Jakobsen, she has two years’ experience as an Audio-Visual Editor from an Internship at Navigation Training Center. She is also currently studying 3D Animation in La Salle College of St. Benilde.
In Green-Jakobsen, she conceptualises illustrations and motion design for the elements to be adapt in educational snippets.
Kasandra Louise Lavapie, Multimedia Designer
Kasandra is a graduate from Ateneo de Naga University with a Bachelor Degree in Digital Illustration and Animation last 2013. Her fortes are 3D Animation, 3D Modeling, Motion Graphics, and Post-production. She has experience with working in the production pipeline of featured film, gaming development, and commercial advertisements.
In Green-Jakobsen, she develops graphic assets for video and layouting, applies the principles of animation from 3D to snippet animations, and editing sound effects.
Siddharth S. Kumar, Maritime Training Instructor and Consultant, India
Siddharth is a Maritime Training Instructor and Consultant and he is the Office Manager of Green-Jakobsen office in Mumbai.
As Instructor he is assigned to conduct courses for TORM Shipping India and as Consultant he serves Green-Jakobsen’s clients worldwide. He has an MBA in Shipping Management from the Indian Management School and Research Centre, and a Bachelor’s degree in Nautical Science from the University of Mumbai. He is a licensed Master Mariner and has sailed as a Master on board Oil/Chemical Tankers, having been at sea for over 12 years. Siddharth also holds a Diploma in Shipping Economics and Operations and a Diploma in Dry Cargo Chartering from the Cambridge Academy of Transport. Sid is accredited by the Danish Maritime Authority as Safety and Health Instructor. Sid holds a certification in Blanchard Situational Leadership, and Thomas Personal Profile Analysis/Human Job Analysis.
Dr. Maria Progoulaki
Maria is a Maritime Economist with a PhD in Maritime Human Resource and Cultural Diversity Management. She also holds Msc and Bsc in Shipping, Trade and International Transport from University of the Aegean, Greece. Maria is a lecturer of maritime executives and professionals, under- and post-graduate students in Greece and Germany. Maria is a senior researcher in projects related to maritime HR management, and cross-cultural education and training. She has also working experience within the shipping industry as a Safety & Quality Manager, having conducted an onboard survey in Greece concerning a multicultural crew, and a field survey on HRM practices among circa 100 Greek owned shipping companies.
Maria joined the Green-Jakobsen in 2017, representing the company in Greece, Cyprus and Italy. Maria is part of the consulting team, involved in the development of HR processes with a focus on integrated maritime HR systems. Also, she is responsible for the development of marine HR programmes, development of learning content, instruction of courses and organising of academic research on safety and leadership.
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