2.5 Focusing on People

Human Capital

People are the pillars of our success, and we believe it is vital to nurture them on their personal and professional growth trajectories.

Employee training

We dedicate training sessions to all Hafnia employees to help them grow as individuals and as profes- sionals. This training includes but is not limited to:

  • Preboarding
  • Ambitious Leadership programs for all managers
  • Compliance training
  • Business and management courses
  • Mindfulness
  • Unconscious bias training
  • Cyber security
  • Negotiation skills
  • Drills
  • Tailored courses to meet specific needs

In our work culture, we strongly promote an open, continuous, and transparent dialogue between team members and their managers.

An official bi-yearly appraisal for onshore and onboard teams allows for mutual reflection on devel- opment and assessment of further skillset required to drive added value in the organisation.

Employees onshore benefit from tailor-made talent development programs and career advancement opportunities during these dialogues that include the following measures:

Shipping Trainees

Hafnia has a traineeship program that educates young professionals through a combination of theoretical and practical training.

Hafnia currently has six shipping trainees in a two-year shipping curriculum programme, alternating between lectures and on-site teaching in relevant subjects such as ship knowledge, commercial negotiations, business ethics and maritime law. Shipping trainees rotate between different areas of the business to receive a well-rounded knowledge of the tanker industry.

Trainee program for Seafarers

Hafnia invested in a trainee program for recruiting cadets from India, The Philippines, China, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Denmark, Romania and Ukraine.

Seafarers recruited are provided with trainee berths on board to cater to our future seafaring officer pipeline.

Additionally, we provide sailing time to Ghanaian cadets to help them obtain their Certificate of Competency (CoC).

Focus on Hafnia Ambitious Leadership Program

In 2020, we launched the Hafnia Ambitious Leadership Program.

This training is an overarching program tailored to bridge the gap between leadership intention and action. It’s a hands-on training academy based on group findings, where the syllabus and other material is developed to contextualise Hafnia’s values.

All participants are challenged personally, professionally and from a team perspective.

In 2022, Hafnia continued its Ambitious Leadership Program. 

Eleven newly appointed leaders who have supervisory responsibilities attended this second round. In addition, the 36 delega tes enrolled in 2020 also attended a session on navigating through Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity (VUCA).

On attending the Ambitious Leadership Program:

“It included ways to seek and provide effective feedback, listening to understand, self-reflection in better understanding other perspectives and being mindful and sensitive of actions and decisions.” Amit Nandrajog, GM Head of Operations, Singapore

“Before, I had a strong tendency to run be tween projects. Now I take breaks to reflect and analyse my leadership style to drive more e ffective performance in my team.”

Raphaele Guenot, GM ESG and Executive Projects

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