Henrik Poulsen to join A.P. Moller Holding as Senior Advisor and member of our Investment Committee

As Senior Advisor to A.P. Moller Holding, Henrik Poulsen will provide advice related to investments in businesses targeting the transition to a sustainable society and the broader circular economy. Within this investment area, Henrik Poulsen will work closely with A.P. Moller Holding’s team on strategy, execution, portfolio and ownership matters. The overarching objective is to support the renewal of the A.P. Moller Group, by acquiring and developing leading companies supported by secular long term growth rates that also have a positive impact on society (‘nyttig virksomhed’).

Henrik Poulsen is the outgoing CEO of Ørsted, a global renewable energy company, and holds significant leadership experience from transforming large corporates. Ørsted has recently been ranked as the most sustainable company in the world.

"I am very excited that Henrik Poulsen will join our team. Few corporate leaders come close to his fantastic record of company transformations. A.P. Moller Holding aspires to be a highly engaged owner, combining societal development and strong corporate values, with a focus on long term economic value creation. I am confident that Henrik will become a hugely valuable contributor and team player on our journey ahead."

Robert Maersk Uggla, CEO, A.P. Moller Holding

"I am delighted to join A.P. Moller Holding as Senior Advisor and become part of the A.P. Moller Holding team’s efforts to develop businesses that will drive profitable, long-term growth and contribute to the sustainable development of society. Having spent the past 8 years focusing on renewable power generation, I am excited about this opportunity to work with investments in other areas. I very much look forward to supporting the A.P. Moller Group's portfolio renewal, building on its unique industrial strength and enduring values."

Henrik Poulsen

"We work in partnership with high performing company Boards, management teams and other owners. Henrik Poulsen complements our team in many ways, with his strong integrity, unique background of investment experience and transformational corporate leadership. He will become a very valued partner not just to A.P. Moller Holding, but also to several of our portfolio companies. We are all very excited to start working with Henrik."

Jan T. Nielsen, CIO, A.P. Moller Holding

Henrik Poulsen will join A.P. Moller Holding on 1 February 2021. For any further information please contact Mika Bildsøe Lassen at or +45 20 55 26 55

Henrik Poulsen

M.Sc. in Finance and Accounting from Aarhus School of Business. Since 2012 CEO of Ørsted A/S. Prior to this role he was CEO and President of TDC A/S, Operating Executive in Capstone/KKR and has held a number of executive positions in LEGO. Henrik Poulsen is today Director of ISS A/S (deputy chairman and member of the Audit Committee), Kinnevik AB (deputy chairman and member of the Audit Committee) and Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA

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