I am a “hard core” shipping man with more than 30 years’ experience in the business. Love the business, the internationality and meeting people from all over the world – when not in lock down! I love gadgets and into all kinds of new tech (or am I getting too old…?). I am married with three “children”, like to ski, sail, play golf.
I don’t remember NOT being interested in the maritime industry! My great grand father was a sailor, my grandfather was in the navy and my father was a ship broker...guess it’s in my blood.
Started as a tanker/projects broker at P.F Bassøe for 13 years, worked in Frontline on chartering tankers and capes, projects, sale and purchase before joining Awilco as Man. Dir in 2008. Co-founded Awilco LNG in 2011 and been CEO here since.
I hope to be able to share some of my knowledge from the commercial and operational side of the business, and that it is relevant(!) which I hope will benefit bringing the company forwards.
Of course you need competent people, but maybe even more important is to have people with drive and passion that are able to overcome all the little and big problems challenges any company meets. So competence, agility and drive.
I don’t think technology will change the business over night, but I know that the right technology will enable users to do their job better or quicker and maybe even more inspiring that in the past. I started when communication was via telex and remember when the fax machine became household and we thought that was a revolution.
I believe MO have found a niche that can bring a lot of different tasks together in one simple, intuitive and user-friendly tool that has the potential to become the obvious choice for the maritime industry. And why not beyond?
I think it is truly remarkable to see what and how far the people at Maritime Optima have been able to come during the last two years – through a pandemic where the world has been through multiple lock downs you have built a company, system and team that has already shown its competence. Hopefully the world will be back to normal soon and just imagine what we can do from here on!