We are thrilled to announce that Erlend Holberg has been appointed as the new Secretary General of YoungShip International. Erlend brings a wealth of experience and a dynamic perspective to this role, as an active member since 2017 and recently served on the board of YoungShip Oslo since 2022. Throughout his tenure in the YSO Board, Erlend has showcased exceptional leadership as the Head of Projects, where he spearheaded the successful hosting of Young @ Nor-Shipping in 2023.

With an education from NHH, several years in Wilhelmsen and currently employed at Kongsberg Digital, Erlend’s professional background aligns seamlessly with the mission and values of YoungShip International. Known for his social nature, inclusive and creative mindset, and unwavering drive, Erlend embodies the essence of our organization’s commitment to fostering global connectivity and professional development within the maritime industry.

Upon his appointment, Erlend expressed his thoughts. “I am both humble, proud, and thankful,” he said. “Humble for the trust vested in me. Proud of the efforts and deliveries we have provided over the last years in the Board of YSO. Finally I am thankful for the opportunity given to explore new arenas for the organization, interact with international members and partners, assist in supporting current and new ventures, along with collaborating with the Board of YSI. I want to extend a special thank you to Lene and the current Board of YSI whom have ensured safe passage throughout the past years.”

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the outgoing Secretary General, Lene Osen Osnes, for her dedicated service over the past two years. Lene’s contributions have been invaluable in advancing the mission of YoungShip International, and we wish her continued success in her future endeavours.

As we embark on this new chapter with Erlend at the helm, we are confident that his vision, passion, and international perspective will propel YoungShip International to even greater heights in the coming years.