Supporting International Women’s Day through the IMOGEN mentorship programme

Posted: 08/03/2021
Categories: News – External Relations

The IOPC Funds is proud to support International Women’s Day on 8 March and is delighted to announce that three senior members of the Secretariat have volunteered to participate in an IMO pilot mentorship scheme for female students of the International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) interested in maritime diplomacy.

The IMOGENder project is hosting a webinar on 9 March to launch the scheme and already has 25 Ambassadors and several maritime diplomats who have volunteered as mentors.

IOPC Funds’ Head of Claims, Liliana Monsalve, and Claims Managers, Chiara Della Mea and Ana Cuesta, who each have long careers in the maritime sector dealing with major oil pollution incidents, handling claims for compensation and speaking on issues such as the implementation of maritime conventions and oil spill preparedness and response, are all looking forward to sharing their experience and encouraging other women to join the maritime community.

Prior to joining the IOPC Funds seven years ago, Liliana Monsalve spent 25 years in the P&I insurance market, working at the West of England and Britannia P&I Clubs.  Chiara Della Mea has worked at both the Italian Institute for Marine Applied Research (ICRAM), and in the Italian Ministry of Environment and Marine Protection and has been a Claims Manager at the IOPC Funds for over 16 years.  Ana Cuesta has over 20 years of experience handling claims at the IOPC Funds.  They are each looking forward to sharing their experience with their partners in this very worthwhile project.

For further information on the IMOGENder project and mentoring scheme please visit IMOGENder.

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