Sturla Henriksen is an acclaimed international speaker and commentator on a broad range of global maritime-related topics.
As of 1. January 2018 he has been appointed Special Advisor on Oceans to the UN Global Compact. Prior to this, he served for ten years as Chief Executive Officer of the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association, which is the trade-, employers- and contingency-association for one of the world’s largest and most advanced merchant and offshore fleets.
He has served at the boards of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the European Community Shipowners’ Association (ECSA), and as Deputy Chairman of the DNVGL Council. He has been member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Arctic.
His professional career includes ten years of experience from strategic management consulting, in which he held a position as Senior Executive of Accenture. He has also held positions in the Norwegian Ministry of Finance, the Norwegian Central Bureau of Statistics, the EU Commission Services (Brussels), the European Free Trade Association (Geneva) and as officer in the Norwegian Defence Forces.
His educational background comprises the Norwegian Army Officer School, the BI Institute of Business Administration, the Norwegian Defence College, INSEAD (France) and a Master of Economics from the University of Oslo.
Sturla Henriksen is an active sportsman and avid user of the great outdoors. He is a licensed scuba diver instructor and he is one of the first and few people to have parachuted from a commercial jetliner. In his spare time he enjoys trekking in the rugged Norwegian mountains, often spending nights under the open sky. He lives in Oslo, Norway, with his dear Kristin and he is a proud father of four daughters and two grand-sons.