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Juuni Vatne joins the Maritime Cluster

The GCE Blue Maritime cluster has appointed Juuni Vatne as our new Head of Marketing.

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PRESS RELEASE: Ålesund 20.12.2022

- I am proud to be part of a vibrant maritime cluster, and am looking forward to be taking on new tasks where I can commit to the further development of GCE Blue Maritime, as well as increase awareness of the opportunities the cluster can provide, the new cluster Head of Marketing, Juuni Elisabeth Vatne, says about why she wanted to start working at the cluster administration of GCE Blue Maritime. Juuni is coming from a position as Brand Manager in the marketing and communications department at Vard, where she has been for the last eleven years. Prior to this, Juuni studied for a bachelor's degree in communication in Wolverhampton. Juuni is from Ålesund, and now lives in Tennfjord just outside the town.

Juuni herself believes that she be resourceful for GCE Blue Maritime as she has gained broad experience through collaboration across disciplines, and with different segments in the maritime industry.

- The strength that lies in utilising our local advantages and the ripple effects that exist within the maritime cluster is a unique factor that contributes to lift, motivate and challenge each other to constantly improve, she says.

Cluster CEO at GCE Blue Maritime, Daniel Garden, says that there were many good applicants for the position of Head of Marketing, but that Juuni excelled.

- We are looking forward to be having Juuni on our team. She will be working closely with the cluster companies and making the cluster visible, as well as organising our activities and meeting places. Juuni's background in communications and her long experience within maritime marketing is a good combination for us.

June takes up the position at GCE Blue Maritime on 1. March 2023.


About GCE Blue Maritime
A maritime cluster, financed by the industry itself and the national cluster program Norwegian Innovation Clusters, which is financed by the Ministry of Trade and Fisheries and organised by Innovation Norway.
GCE Blue Maritime is managed by the innovation company ÅKP AS on behalf of the cluster's steering committee led by Njål Sævik from Havila Shipping ASA.
The cluster has a turnover of approx. NOK 54 billion, employs approx. 14,300 and has an export share above 50%.