> Jesper Bo Hansen
Mr. Jesper Bo Hansen, Managing Director, Maersk Broker Advisory Services
Guest Speaker at the AEM 2017
Mr JESPER BO HANSEN has been within the Transportation/Energy/Maritime Industry for more than 25 years. Over the years he have gained extensive experience and deep understanding within Capital and Asset investments, General Management, Strategic Planning, Business Integration and Business-to-Business sales and projects.
Mr. Hansen’s long career have taken him far since starting as a Management Trainee for A.P. Moller I 1991 in Copenhagen. After spending two years as Trainee, Mr. Hansen began as a shipbroker, first for Russochart Shipping GmbH (Hamburg) before moving on to Maersk Broker (Hong Kong). In 2001, he was appointed General Manager for Maersk Broker (Copenhagen), where he was in charge of 20 competitive shipbrokers within the Tanker and Dry bulk segment.
From 2005, Mr. Hansen switched to the Owners side as Vice President, Ship Owning, Sale & Purchase / Asset Management for TORM (Copenhagen). In 2007 Mr. Hansen was appointed President for TORM USA and Group Vice President (Stamford, CT). He established TORMS US business platform that resulted in a year-on-year volume growth of 200%. From 2010 to 2012, he became TORM Regional Managing Director, Americas, where he was responsible for the overall TORM businesses and relations in all of the North, Central and South America. Mr. Hansen also served as a Member of the Global Senior Management Team, involved in all strategic and organizational decisions.
In 2013, Mr. Hansen joined Heidmar Inc. as Managing Director for STAR Tankers (Norwalk, CT) with global responsibility for the overall performance and strategic development of the STAR Tankers fleet – at the time it consisted of 30 Panamax and LR1 tankers.
In 2014 Mr. Hansen became Vice Chairman, Maritime, for Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company, a subsidiary of Cerberus Capital Management – one of the world’s leading private investment firms with more than $30 billion under management. Their focus is within Distressed Securities and Assets, Private Equity, Middle Market Lending and Real Estate. Mr. Hansen was instrumental for the development, expansion and execution of the maritime strategy within Cerberus.
Since March 2017 Mr. Hansen has been Managing Director for Maersk Broker Advisory Services where he is responsible for establishing and developing it into a leading and global multi-disciplinary boutique advisory firm with a strong focus on decision making, strategic advice, and mergers & acquisitions to multiple stakeholders.
MAERSK BROKER was founded by Mr. A.P. Møller in 1914 as a small, independent Danish shipbroking company engaged in traditional break bulk chartering, sale & purchase and ship agency. Business initially focused on Scandinavia and Northwest Europe. In the 1950s and 1960s we gradually expanded into shipbroking in the United Kingdom and Japan. From the mid 1990s the business accelerated and the concept called for a global scope with local offices located in most of the global shipping centres.
Currently, Maersk Broker is represented in 15 countries with 17 offices and more than 240 brokers and staff worldwide, making sure that our customers have the best possible data and business intelligence from all over the world.
Well anchored in conventional shipbroking within all segments we also offer additional services within Advisory, Consultancy and Research.
MAERSK BROKER ADVISORY SERVICES is a new established consultancy subsidiary to Maersk Broker, and covers all activities related to research, fund management and maritime projects and restructuring.
The dedicated consultancy services team covers all main shipping markets and are combining in-depth shipping know-how with innovative financial solutions, providing clients with: Strategic Advice, Maritime investment projects, Capital sourcing, Structuring/re-structuring.
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