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Justine Thiry - Participant 2018-2019

“The Prince Albert Fund was an incredible experience that gave my career a turn I would not have achieved without its help.”


Justine was in charge of the incorporation of the joint venture company that was established by DEME Offshore and CSBC, a Taiwanese shipbuilding company. She also assisted the joint venture in the execution of its first projects.


Justine’s main tasks as “Commercial Manager” were to prepare, support and achieve the incorporation of the joint venture company; support DEME (Group) in its business development activities in the East Asia Region and gain knowledge and experience regarding the offshore wind markets by meeting the suppliers and establishing networks and connections with the Taiwanese suppliers.

How she benefited

The Prince Albert Fund was an eye-opening experience for Justine, opening doors that she never expected could be opened. The year was a dual win for her, as it facilitated a career switch, from being a corporate lawyer in real estate to becoming a commercial manager in renewables.

At the same time, it also gave her the opportunity to work from another country at an early stage in her career. Besides, she decided to learn Chinese and deepened her interest in the Chinese culture.

The company – DEME Offshore

DEME Offshore is a leading provider of services and solutions for the offshore energy industry and has a strong track record, spanning decades. The company encompasses the renowned subsidiaries GeoSea, Tideway, A2Sea and EverSea. Integrating these well-respected, pioneering companies into DEME Offshore provides customers with a comprehensive offering of solutions, services and equipment.


“Justine has played an important, constant role in the organization and the development of the strategic alliance between CSBC and DEME. This truly demonstrates that she is a change management champion, who remains focused on the targeted objectives.”

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