Shipowners beef up presence in Brussels
The Danish Shipowners’ Association has decided to increase its presence by hiring a new EU Policy Advisor, bringing the representation’s headcount up to four. Tina Juul Vestergaard is new EU Policy Advisor in the DSA's representation in Brussels.
The city that never sleeps is still New York, but from a regulatory perspective Brussels is definitely giving the Big Apple a run for its money. The constant increase in EU initiatives combined with the European Parliament’s newfound role as source of many legislative proposals has led to a situation whereby a strong and organized presence in the Belgian capital is imperative.
Tina Juul Vestergaard will start on 1st September, following an internship at the Danish Shipowners’ Copenhagen office. This decision coincides with the imminent Presidency of ECSA by Danish CEO of DFDS Niels Smedegaard. Niels Smedegaard will be at the helm of ECSA from 1st of January 2016.
“The Danish Shipowners’ Association has been present in Brussels for close to 30 years. Bringing Tina on-board will allow us to cement our position as trusted advisor in Brussels and ensure that we are fully prepared for the interesting years lying ahead of us with a Danish Presidency of ECSA. We know that shipping will be a the top of Commissioner Bulc’ agenda in the coming years with the 2017 maritime package looming and we wish to be part of making this process successful”, said Simon C. Bergulf Director EU Affairs and Head of the Danish Shipowners’ Brussels Representation.
Marc Yang Lauridsen also starts on 1st September as stagiaire in the Danish Shipowners’ Brussels Representation.