Fotland has been a member of the board since 2018 and is actively involved in the organization's work to secure and improve the Norwegian maritime industry's framework conditions. Among the present key focal areas are national and international employees, technology and energy transition.
Fotland will work closely with the other board members and the newly elected President, deputy CEO of Knutsen OAS Shipping, Synnøve Seglem.
The Norwegian Shipowners' Association is a trade and employment organization for Norwegian-controlled companies within the shipping and offshore industry. Its member companies, among them Odfjell, employ about 50,000 seafarers and offshore workers of nearly 50 different nationalities.