Torm's new board member: "I'm used to there not being that many women"

Norwegian Anette Justad served as observer for more than six months before she finally joined Torm's board of directors. ShippingWatch has interviewed her about the unusual way into a room where she is the only female representative.

Norwegian Annette Justad was elected onto the Torm board of directors in the spring. Prior to this, she had served more than six months as observer. | Photo: Recore

It was a new and unusual offer when Annette Justad, who has several board memberships on her resume, was contacted about another post in shipping last summer.

The inquiry came from headhunting firm Heidrick & Struggles, which, on behalf of Torm, offered her a position on the shipping company's board of directors – at first not as an actual member, but as a so-called observer.

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