Investors and Strategic Advisory Board
CEO, Lauritzen Fonden
Tommy Thomsen has held various top-level managerial positions in A. P. Moller Maersk, Clipper Group and Nordic Tankers before he joined the Danish Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU) as CEO in 2013. In 2019, Mr. Thomsen took over as CEO of Lauritzen Fonden. Mr. Thomsen serves as Chairman of the Board for the Danish Maritime Fund, Chairman of J. Lauritzen, Chairman of C.W. Obel A/S, Chairman of NanoNord A/S and is a member of the Board for PSA International and Chemical Transportation Group, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Panama Canal Authority.
Partner, Mercator International
Jesper Kjaedegaard has 40+ years of experience in container shipping, port planning, and international logistics. Mr. Kjaedegaard served as Senior Vice President and member of Maersk Line’s Executive Board, serving as Head of Maersk Line. Today, Mr. Kjaedegaard is an advisor to several companies and investment funds with an interest in the maritime space. He holds a number of Board positions and is also the past President of the British Chamber of Shipping and Chairman of Maritime UK.
Founder & CEO, Behrens-Sorensen Advisory P/S
Tom Behrens-Sørensen is a professional board member, senior advisor, and venture capital investor. Mr. Behrens-Sørensen has 30 years of experience from the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group where he acted as Group Executive Vice President and Chairman of Maersk China. Having been associated with China since 1981, he is a sought-after China advisor with extensive relationships with both Government and the Private Sector. During the past decade, Mr. Behrens-Sørensen has served as Non-Executive Director on the board of numerous maritime companies including China Merchants Group, NOL, RSGT, and RAK Ports as also participated as investor and advisory board member in select maritime start-up companies.
Former CEO, Ports America
Michael Hassing is an experienced transportation and logistics executive. Mr. Hassing served as the CEO of Ports America 8 years. Prior to that Mr. Hassing served as CEO of Scandlines and as CEO of Samskip, where he was responsible for developing the container shipping and international forwarding business. Further, Mr. Hassing has served as senior executive in Maersk Group and has held several board and director roles for companies such as Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation and Stena AB. Today he works with a selective group of Private Equity firms within infrastructure projects.
Klaus Eldrup-Jørgensen is CEO of the sports data company TrackMan that he co-founded with his brother Morten Eldrup-Jørgensen. The two brother’s started Trackman back in 2003. Since then, the company has shown tremendous growth and its technology is being applied in major sports leagues all over the world, primarily within Golf and Baseball. The technology is based on Doppler radar, that was originally used in military applications to track projectiles and missiles. Prior to founding TrackMan, Mr. Eldrup-Jørgensen held executive positions within Novo Nordisk, Dako, and Nordic Bioscience.
Operational Advisory Board
Venture Investor, Kinnevik
Tim He is an experienced operator and venture investor who has both built and led high performing teams in international environments, ranging from the US to China. Mr. He currently serves as venture investor at Kinnevik AB in Sweden and has previously acted as Principal in the VC-fund Northzone. Through his time in venture capital, Mr. He has served on the board for various promising start-ups and has focused on companies within Enterprise Software, eCommerce and Healthcare.
Jesper Westfall is a seasoned global executive with experience across all organizational levels. Mr. Westfall currently serves as CCO of Acies, a Danish company providing integrated enterprise solutions for sales and production management purposes. Prior to Acies, Mr. Westfall spent 14 years at Microsoft where his early years were focused on enterprise sales, business development, and alliances within the EMEA-region, and thereafter undertook the role as Managing Director of Microsoft’s Global Enterprise Alliances.
Per Groth Ludvigsen
Former Bid Manager, IBM
Per Groth Ludvigsen is an accomplished IT business leader with +25 years of experience within Vendor Management, Procurement, and Contract Management, to Bid Management and Solution Design. Today, Mr. Ludvigsen is helping major enterprise companies managing suppliers of complex IT deliveries. Mr. Ludvigsen has also held several IT-related management positions within large multinationals such as Maersk Data, HP and IBM where he has focused on various enterprise software solutions.