Faculty Member


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NameDr. Patrick Donner
DepartmentMaritime Studies
RankVisiting Associate Prof
Email (@frederick.ac.cy)bus.dp
OfficeLimassol Building

Patrick Donner qualified for the bar in Finland in 1977 and served on the bench as deputy judge and acting chief judge of the Court of Mariehamn for several years in the late 1970’s. Professor Donner served the Sally Shipping group for 12 years as chief legal counsel, company secretary and deputy managing director with responsibility for the legal affairs of the group (oil tankers, ferry operations in Scandinavia and the United Kingdom and cruise operations in the Caribbean). After the Sally Group he was managing director for Delfin Cruises Ltd. in Finland, operating cruises in the Baltic, after which he ran 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 Aaland and also held numerous non-executive positions on boards of directors of shipping and insurance. In January 1995 Professor Donner joined the World Maritime University in Malmo, Sweden, as Associate Professor in Shipping Management and served as Associate Academic Dean from 2006 until February 2017. Mr. Donner was also Programme Co-ordinator of the Postgraduate Diploma in Marine Insurance course (by distance learning) and continues to lecture in WMU’s MSc programme in International Transport and Logistics at Shanghai Maritime University.

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