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Mikael Karlsson
Head of Business Development at Northern Marine Group


Mikael Karlsson began his business journey by studying economics in the United States through a soccer scholarship at Walsh University, earning his bachelor’s in economics…and a national soccer championship.

And in 2021 he gained a certification specialising in business strategy at Harvard Business School.

Looking to put this knowledge to good commercial, but also environmental effect, and influenced by a documentary he viewed on plastic ocean, he established IMPAsave in 2020, an organization aiming influence and support the marine and offshore industry to reduce single use plastic on ships.

Today IMPAsave have more than 10,000 ships committed to their pledge, and his team has started more initiatives to improve the supply chain and waste management involving ships.

Mikael has also undertaken several speaking events and webinars with the purpose of reaching out to the entire marine and offshore community.

Alongside IMPAsave Mikael is Head of Business Development at Northern Marine Group…also an IMPAsave supporter.