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Jens-Erik Olsen
John Robson
Christine Au



Jens-Erik Olsen

Director and Chief Executive

Mr Jens-Erik Olsen has been involved in shipping since 1974. His career began as an Apprentice with A.P. Moller Maersk where he worked in Copenhagen, London and Dublin. He has since included periods with J Lauritzen and Burmeister and Wain Shipholdings.

In 1992 Mr Olsen was appointed to the green-fields position of Managing Director of Torm Asia Limited in Hong Kong, to establish an office and build the bulk cargo business. Before leaving to establish his own company, the business counted 26 Panamax and Handysize Bulkers in commercial operation plus newbuildings in local partnerships.

In August 1998 Mr Olsen established a consultancy company Eight Ships Limited offering services to a wide variety of clients covering marine asset recovery, brokerage and agency work. Eight Ships Limited has at times owned and operated ships in its own name.

Eight Ships Limited ordered the construction of a series of 6 plus 6 Mini Bulkcarriers in China with deliveries from 2009. Non deliveries and arbitration triggered the refund guarantees.

Mr Olsen has been active as Chairman of the Danish of Commerce, The European Chamber of Commerce and as Chairman of the Pearl River Delta InterCham Committee. He is Convenor of the Hong Kong Business Coalition on the Environment.

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