Royal Arctic Line

The board and management

 

Lars Borris Pedersen

Chief Commerciel Officer
Telefon +299 34 91 11
Mobil +299 55 14 13
Email: lbp@ral.gl
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Ulrik Blidorf

Chairman
Lawyer

Education:
2008 – 2011 Lawyer training, Law firm, Malling & Hansen Damm
2001 – 2007 Law degree, Aarhus University
1995 – 1999 Plumbing and heating installer education
1991 – 1994 Secondary school education, Qaqortoq
1990 – 1991 AFS Exchange College, Australia
1980 – 1991 Municipal primary and lower secondary school

Employment:
2015 to present Member of the Board of Tele Greenland
2016 to present Self-employed, owner of Eqqartuussissuserisoqarfik Inuit Law
2011 – 2016 Law firm Malling & Hansen Damm, lawyer
2008 – 2011 Law firm Malling & Hansen Damm, trainee lawyer
2007 – 2008 Government of Greenland, Directorate for Business, Legal
2005 – 2006 LEGO A/S, Service engineer
1999 – 2001 Nørskov Gruppen, Qaqortoq, plumber
1994 – 1995 Falconbridge Greenland A/S, mining and mineral investigation in Canada and Greenland

Competencies:
Building & construction, plumbing area, company law, agreement law, buyer law, Greenlandic fisheries law, Family, criminal law, employment law, social security law

Appointed: 2017
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Erik Østergaard

Deputy chairman
Director, Danish Transport and Logistics

Education:
International Institute of Management Development (IMD) – Business Programs, PED; Business Administration
Copenhagen Business School, Diploma Business Administration

Employment:
2005 CEO, Danish Transport & Logistics
2001 – 2005 Director, Operations, Scandlines
2000 – 2001 Director, Ship Management Division, Scandlines
1995 – 1999 Business Development Manager, Scandlines Danmark A/S
1990 – 1995 Head of Planning, DSB
1988 – 1990 Management Adviser, TRC Marine
1984 – 1990 General Manager, BR Marine Consult A/S
1979 – 1984 Purchasing Manager, Knud I. Larsen Shipping Company I/S
1977 – 1979 Apprentice, Knud I. Larsen Shipping Company I/S

Competencies:
Management, strategy, finance, shipping.

Appointed: 2014.
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Mai-Lill Ibsen

Ibsen Råd, Non-Executive Director, Consultant

Education:
2008 Norwegian Society of Financial Analysts, Mergers and Acquisitions
2006 Norwegian School of Management (BI), Corporate Governance
2003 Centre for Creative Leadership, UK
1981 – 1983 Standford Graduate School of Business, Master of Business Administration
1977 – 1980 Norwegian School of Management, Business economy

Employment:
2007 Ibsen Råd, Non-Executive Director, Consultant
2005 – 2006 NOS ASA, Chief Exec Officer
2002 – 2005 Citibank International plc, Norway Branch, Managing Director, Co-head of Nordics
1999 – 2002 EksportfinansASA (Eksport Credit Agency), Deputy CEO and Finance Director
1991 – 1999 Executive Vice President, Head of Finance
1985 – 1991 Senior Vice President
1983 – 1985 Sparebank NOR, Assitant General Manager
1980 – 1981 Norwegian School of Management, Research Assistant

Competencies:
Finance, management, strategy, risk management

Appointed: 2014
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Minannguaq Zeeb

Education:
1965 – 1973 Municipal primary and lower secondary school
1973 – 1976 Secondary school
2005 – 2006 Life and business coach training at Manning Inspire
2007 Course in leadership/Management, team-oriented management (Kaizen)
2008 Training instructor at Air Greenland, Customer Service
2009 Tuc Management Excellence customer service/communication course
2012 – 2013 Master class psychology at Probana
2013 – 2014 Course for non-pedagogic staff at residential institutions for children and adolescents
2015 Course in effective business procedures
2015 Personal efficiency training
2018 Trained in strategic leadership at CFL

Work experience
11977 – 1979 Tele, Nuuk and Aasiaat (Telegraphy student)
1979 – 1990 Air Greenland (Traffic assistant/stewardess)
1990 – 1995 Air Greenland (Stand-by station manager)
1995 – 2006 Air Greenland (Station manager)
2006 – 2010 Air Greenland (Customer Service Manager)
2010 – 2012 Minamut shop
2010 – 2013 Municipality of Qeqata (administrative manager)
2013 – 2015 Fonden Orpigaq (Head of department)
2015 Ini A/S (Customer manager)

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Stefan Dirk Buch

Career:
2018 – CFO, RISMA Systems A/S
2018 – 2018 Management consultant, Arnold Busck A/S
2017 – 2017 Interim CFO, Royal Arctic Line A/S, Nuuk, Greenland
2015 – 2017 COOP Danmark A/S
2016 – 2017 Director, Financial process optimization and shared service centre in Coop Danmark A/S
2015 – 2016 Group financial director in Coop Danmark A/S
2014 – 2015 Independent consultant and Interim CFO
2003 – 2014 A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S
2012 – 2014 CFO of Dansk Supermarked A/S, as well as director of DS Forsikring A/S
2008 – 2012 VP Finance and deputy CFO at Maersk Line
2003 – 2008 VP Finance and deputy for the accounting director at A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S
2000 – 2003 CFO of IT Factory A/S
1998 – 2000 CFO at H. Lundbeck A/S
1997 – 1998 CFO of ØK, Consumer product division, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1991 – 1997 CFO of Copenhagen Airports A/S
1989 – 1991 CFO of Bull A/S
1987 – 1989 Financial director at Dagrofa A/S, Kiosk Division
1985 – 1987 Financial analyst at Bull A/S
1979 – 1985 Trainee, assistant and clerk in ØK

Current board positions:
2019 Member of the Board of Directors and member of the audit committee of Royal Arctic Line A/S, Nuuk
2016 Advisory board member of DybergLarsen ApS
2014 Member of the Board of Directors and chairman of the Audit Committee of The Danish Shipowners’ Accident Insurance Association

Education:
1995 E * MBA from Scandinavian International Management Institute
1991 Law graduate from the University of Copenhagen
1985 HD (Accounting) from Copenhagen Business School
1979 Maths – Physics graduate from Helsingør Gymnasium, supplemented by a number of academic and management courses from e.g. Insead
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Jens Peter Berthelsen

Employee representative
Shipmaster, Royal Arctic Line A/S

Education: Navigator, Shipmaster

Employment: Royal Arctic Line since 1995

Competencies: Long-term employment at Royal Arctic Line and a great deal of insight into the organisation, with navigation and ship-management as a specialist area. Great insight into general Greenlandic conditions.

Appointed: 1999 – 2005, 2010. Last re-elected in 2018

Appointed: 2018
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Laust L. Vestergaard

Employee representative
Chief Officer, Royal Arctic Line A/S

Education:
2005 – 2007 Marstal Navigation School, Shipmaster, Maritime Studies
2001 – 2005 SIMAC Maritime Studies
2001 Kogtved Søfartsskole Maritime Studies
1999 – 2001 Aalborg University / Aalborg University Studies in Social Science
1996 – 1999 Business school Mariager Fjord HH, Business/Commerce, General
Forberedelsesskolen in Randers

Employment:
2016 – Today Royal Arctic Line A/S – Chief Officer
2010 – Today Union Representative, Søfartens Ledere Copenhagen, Capital Region of Denmark
2014 – 2016 Manager, Ice Patrol Danish Meteorological Institute Narsarsuaq, Greenland
2012 – 2016 Ice Patrol Officer Danish Meteorological Institute Narsarsuaq, Greenland
2008 – 2012 2nd Officer – 1st Officer, Royal Arctic Line A/S
2005 – 2011 Tugboat Captain, U.S. Airforce Thule Air Base
2007 – 2008 Navigation Officer, Torm
2001 – 2005 Cadet, Maersk Line

Competencies:
Employee understanding, collective agreements, shipping, financial and social conditions, management and planning

Appointed: 2018
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Eydun Simonsen

Employee representative
Shipmaster in Royal Arctic Line

Education:
1986 Municipal primary and lower secondary school
1993 Shipmaster training, Tórshavn Navigation School

Employment:
1986 Fish factory in Tórshavn
1986 – 1989 Fisher on trawler and long-line boats
1989 Faroe Ship, crewman
1994 to date Royal Arctic Line, Shipmaster

Competencies:
Knowledge of sailing across the entire North Atlantic, especially sailing to/from and internally in Greenland

Appointed: 2018
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