With a long and diversified track-record within the maritime industry, Navigare Capital Partners consists of an experienced partner team with strong asset management and ship-financing capabilities, as well as expert competencies across all shipping segments within market research and analysis.
Together, we have more than 100 years of shipping experience across the value chain, and we have access to a network of direct and end-user contacts to ensure a significant deal flow.
Meet the team
Henrik has 20+ years’ experience as a CEO/COO with experience in shipping asset acquisition and asset management leading international shipping companies in multicultural settings. He was based in Asia for 11 years as the CEO of Maersk Logistics & Damco, a global leader in international logistics. At Maersk Tankers, Henrik was COO with a fleet of more than 250 crude, product and gas vessels as well as 4,000 people. He holds an MBA from IMD, Switzerland.
Stig has an extensive leadership background with multi-geographic teams, and is highly experienced in shipping and logistics from an owner and broker perspective. Stig has been based in the USA and in the UK. He commenced his career with A.P. Moller-Maersk in 1983 and has been with DFDS and Arrow Electronics. Stig has in-depth shipping knowledge through working with chartering, operations, asset acquisition, ownership, and M&A. He holds a Bachelor degree in International Commerce (HD) and an MBA from Copenhagen Business School. He has participated in management programmes at Harvard Business School and Cambridge University.
John has 27+ years’ financial experience from one of the world’s leading shipping banks, 13 years of which have been dedicated solely to the shipping industry. He has been based in Singapore and New York. At Nordea, he was responsible for a portfolio of the bank’s largest shipping clients. John is highly experienced in all aspects of ship financing, risk management and the structuring of complex commercial and financial transactions. He also has vast experience in asset acquisition transactions. John holds a Bachelor degree in Financing & Credit (HD) from Copenhagen Business School and has attended INSEAD business programmes.
Lars has 30+ years’ experience in shipping. Following 10 years with A.P. Moller-Maersk, Lars joined Norden and, over a 22-year period, rose to become EVP and Head of the Tanker Division. Lars developed Norden’s tanker activities from a start-up level to an internationally recognised market player via asset investments and charter commitments. He has been active at a board and committee level in the Danish Shipowners’ Association, North of England P&I Club and Intertanko. Lars has a shipping degree from A.P. Moller-Maersk and has participated in management programmes at INSEAD and Wharton.
Thomas has 10+ years’ experience from the investment banking industry and has held various equity market related positions in Copenhagen and London. Before joining the Navigare Capital team, Thomas spent three years with DONG Energy as Project CFO for +10bn DKK wind park projects. He has a strong background in financial modelling of complex investment projects and M&A. Thomas holds a Msc. in Statistics and Mathematical Finance from Copenhagen Business School, and he is a CFA charter holder.
Esben has 30+ years’ experience in Internal Auditing and Compliance in the financial sector. Following a couple of years with external auditing, Esben joined Internal Audit at Danske Bank Group. Over a 15-year period, Esben rose to become First Vice President and Head of Audit Systems and Internal Investigations. He then joined Group Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering in Danske Bank and worked as a Senior Manager with compliance related topics, primarily anti-money laundering and financial crime. Esben holds a Master degree in Business Administration and Auditing from Aarhus School of Business.
Mads has 19 years’ experience in shipping, particularly within on- and off-shore, dealing with various types of tonnage. Through a cadetship with A.P. Moller-Maersk, Mads rose to become Chief Officer and Second Engineer before joining the shore team as Marine Superintendent. Following 14 years with Maersk, he took up a position as ship- and marine surveyor with one of the IACS approved classification societies, Nippon Kaiji Kyokai, where he conducted all types of class surveys/audits on board different types of vessels. Given his educational background as dual-purpose ships officer, Mads holds a degree as Master Mariner and a degree as Chief Engineer.
Mikkel has a background in commercial tanker shipping and research. Mikkel held the position as Tanker Operator at Norient Product Pool for a period of six years working from Singapore, Cyprus, the USA and Copenhagen. After completing his HD in Finance, Mikkel became a commercial analyst in Norient. After two years as Tanker Researcher at Maersk Broker, he joined the Navigare team. Mikkel is a Chartered Shipbroker (MICS); he recently graduated with an MBA degree from Copenhagen Business School.
Line has 17 years of shipping experience with a background in tanker operations and drycargo chartering and operations. Prior to joining the Navigare Capital team Line held the position as operator with Maersk Tankers for 8 years, working with different types of tonnage and projects. Before this Line has worked with EDF Trading in London as a Dry Cargo Freight Trader. Line holds a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Finance) from Copenhagen Business School.
Birthe has more than 20 years of experience in finance and accounting management within the shipping industry from companies like Dannebrog and Clipper-Denmark. For 10 years she worked as accounts director in a business-to-business trading company that she co-founded. Before joining the Navigare Capital team, Birthe was working as an independent accounting consultant. She holds a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Accounting and Financial Management) and has a management education from Tack International.