Capt. Jo Even Tomren

Managing Director,
Norwegian Training Center Manila

Jo Even Tomren joined Norwegian Training Center in 2017, as Deputy Director, before he took on the role as Managing Director in 2021.

Tomren has more than 15 years of extensive leadership experience in roles across Europe and Asia. He was the Sales & Development Director of Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) with responsibility for the development of new trainings and competency in cooperation with Maritime Departments.

In between his active sailing career as a Deck Officer, starting as 2nd officer and finishing as Captain, he had various long-term project engagements for shipowners. He has vast experiences as a Lecturer at NTNU (handling and transportation of dangerous cargo offshore), Maritime Advisor (DP, FMEA, FAT, crane, and heavy lifting), Crew Management, Emergency Response and Technical Advisor, QHSE Inspector and Advisor (UK Safety Case and Norwegian AoC) and oversees a sea trial and commissioning for new builds.

Moving on from vessels in 2007, after some years as Captain on the largest constructions and intervention ships in the world, he became an Offshore Installation Manager. He had the responsibility for building of a semisubmersible drilling rig in China (2007-2012). From 2012 – 2015 he had the designation as OIM/Platform Manager in three different companies with responsibility in the over-all drilling operations, technical and maritime operations onboard the drilling rigs.

Tomren graduated as Master Mariner at the Nautical College of Aukra VGS in 1999; had an Offshore Installation Manager/Platform Manager Diploma in University of Haugesund and Stavanger in 2008 and holds a Master of Science in Management of Demanding Marine Operations from NTNU in 2017.