Patrik Donner

Association Academic Dean (retired), World Maritime University
Finland
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Patrick Donner, AFNI, received an LLM from the University of Turku and, having qualified for the judiciary, served on the bench for five years. He worked for 14 years in executive positions in shipping companies in Finland (tankers, ferries, and cruise) after which he had his own law and management consultancy firm for a few years. During all this time he taught maritime law (part-time) at the Maritime Academy of Åland and held numerous non-executive positions on boards of directors of shipping and insurance companies as well as elected public office at local level. Patrick Donner joined the World Maritime University (WMU) as Associate Professor in Shipping Management in 1995 and served as Associate Academic Dean from 2006 until February 2017. He was Programme Co-ordinator of the Postgraduate Diploma course (by distance learning) in Marine Insurance (2005-2018) and continues to lecture in WMU’s MSc programme in International Transport and Logistics at Shanghai Maritime University. In 2018 WMU awarded him the title of Honorary Professor. He is a Visiting Professor in the Maritime MSc and MA/LLM programmes of Frederick University in Cyprus.

Patrick Donner, AFNI, received an LLM from the University of Turku and, having qualified for the judiciary, served on the bench for five years. He worked for 14 years in executive positions in shipping companies in Finland (tankers, ferries, and cruise) after which he had his own law and management consultancy firm for a few years. During all this time he taught maritime law (part-time) at the Maritime Academy of Åland and held numerous non-executive positions on boards of directors of shipping and insurance companies as well as elected public office at local level. Patrick Donner joined the World Maritime University (WMU) as Associate Professor in Shipping Management in 1995 and served as Associate Academic Dean from 2006 until February 2017. He was Programme Co-ordinator of the Postgraduate Diploma course (by distance learning) in Marine Insurance (2005-2018) and continues to lecture in WMU’s MSc programme in International Transport and Logistics at Shanghai Maritime University. In 2018 WMU awarded him the title of Honorary Professor. He is a Visiting Professor in the Maritime MSc and MA/LLM programmes of Frederick University in Cyprus.

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