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Denmark Branch has a new Chairwoman: Eliza Nowicka MICS
Posted on Friday, December 14, 2018
We are delighted to announce that the Institute Denmark Branch
has a new Chairwoman: Eliza Nowicka MICS.
We asked Eliza some questions in order to get to know her better
and hear all about her ideas to boost the branch in the coming
months and years.
How did you start working in shipping?
My journey in shipping started by coincidence, at the reception
desk in a fixed premium P&I Club in Denmark. Soon after, I
became a marine assistant, helping with emails and marine insurance
documents. I wanted to know more about marine insurance, shipping,
the market and ships in general. Having developed a better
understanding of the shipping market and the risks relating to it,
after a couple of years I worked in the same company as a deputy
marine manager, drafting P&I and FD&D policies and
assisting our clients with more complex problems.
How did you come across the Institute and decide to sit your
The company I worked for had an office based in Limassol,
Cyprus. My Cyprus colleagues already had a close relationship with
the Institute's branch there. The first course I took was
"Understanding Shipping" and I sat my exam in Limassol.
At that point I had heard about the PQE and decided to develop
my knowledge further and sit my exams in Copenhagen.
I took my exams while employed with my previous company. The
management supported the idea, knowing that my education will be
beneficial for the company in order to provide our clients with a
good quality service.
Tell us something about your current job
I currently work for If P&C Insurance, one of the biggest
insurers in the Nordics. I assist in the Industrial Department in
on the marine cargo and liability lines of business.
What would you like to achieve now that the ICS is in your
hands at least in Denmark?
As a branch, we would like to have a closer cooperation with our
members and students and let them know that the Institute is there
for them. They can turn to us with their ideas and requests. The
Institute is about generating value for the shipping industry and
every student, member or fellow can add value to it. We aim to
become more active in Denmark and in the Nordics. The education
offered by ICS is of highest quality and therefore the Institute
should be more recognised. There is a lot of potential in
Denmark. We need to reach the young generations and show them its
What do you think that students, members and companies are
looking for in the Institute?
As the main benefits I will point out the high quality of
education and knowledge which is up-to-date. This surely helps when
working in shipping and gives an opportunity to provide top quality
service. The Institute offers both practical and theoretical
knowledge, which is more simple to implement. Apart from that, the
ICS is internationally recognised, so having professional
qualifications confirmed by the Institute is a general and personal
advantage. Last, but not least - the professional network. The
Institute and every Branch of it gathers marine and shipping
professionals and this is a great opportunity to exchange the
knowledge and experience with the others.
We wish all the best to Eliza and her Committee for the coming
2019 and we look forward to hearing about the initiatives coming up
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