Executive Management & Senior Management

The Executive Management is responsible for the day-to-day management of NORDEN. The Executive Management reports to the Board of Directors.

The Executive Management and the members of Senior Management form NORDEN's Senior Management.

The Executive Management and Senior Management consist of: 

Executive Management 

(CEO and CFO)


Jan Rindbo

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), born in 1974.

Jan Rindbo joined NORDEN in 2015 as CEO. Mr Rindbo has international shipping experience from Denmark, North America and Asia. Mr Rindbo was previously employed with the Hong Kong listed dry cargo shipping company Pacific Basin for more than 13 years, most recently as Chief Operating Officer, member of the executive committee and the board of directors. Mr Rindbo is trained in shipping and has completed various executive training programmes at INSEAD and Copenhagen Business School. 

Directorships: Danish Shipping (BM), A/S Dampskibsselskabet Orients Fond (BM) and BIMCO (BM).

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Martin Badsted

Chief Financial Officer (CFO), born in 1973.

Martin Badsted holds a M.Sc. in International Business and joined NORDEN in 2005. Mr Badsted was appointed Senior Vice President in 2008. In June 2012, he was appointed Executive Vice President and became a member of Executive Management. In August 2015, he was appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He was previously employed with Carnegie Bank, Investment Banking. 

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Senior Management

(Executive Management (2 members) and Senior Management (5 members)


Jens Christensen

Head of Technical Department, born in 1971.

Jens Christensen joined NORDEN in 1989 and is trained onboard our vessels and decided to go ashore in 1999. Since he has held several position in NORDEN among other positions deputy in the Technical Department and from 2012 to 2016 head of Dry Cargo operations. In 2016, he was appointed Senior Vice President and Head of Technical Department. Mr Christensen holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Copenhagen Business School and a Master Mariner's License. 

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Henrik Lykkegaard Madsen

Head of Asset Management, born in 1962.

Henrik Lykkegaard Madsen joined NORDEN in 2010. Mr Lykkegaard Madsen was previously employed with among other shipping companies, the Lauritzen-group. Mr Lykkegaard Madsen is trained in shipping and holds a graduate diploma in Marketing Economics from Copenhagen Business School and has completed executive training programmes at INSEAD and IMD. In 2015 he was was appointed Senior Vice President and Head of Asset Management. 

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Christian Vinther Christensen

Head of Dry Cargo Department, born in 1970.

Christian Vinther Christensen joined NORDEN in 2017. Mr Christensen brings with him 22 years of experience from the dry cargo market – latest 16 years with the operator Western Bulk. For 10 years he has held a number of positions in Maersk group including management positions in Maersk Broker. Mr Christensen is trained in shipping has completed executive training programmes at Duke CE. 

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Karina Sundbæk

Head of Finance Department, born in 1974.

Karina Sundbæk joined NORDEN in 2017. Ms Sundbæk brings with her 8 years of experience in Finance and 15 years of experience in Auditing. She was previously employed with Coop Danmark as Director of Group Finance, Dalhoff Larsen & Hornemann as Head of Group Finance and KPMG as Manager. Ms Sundbæk holds a M.Sc. in Economics and Auditing from CBS.

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Heidi Nykjaer Persson

Head of Human Resources, born in 1968.

Heidi Nykjaer Persson joined NORDEN in 2018 from a position as Group HR Director for Deloitte Denmark and has previously worked for among others AP Moller Maersk in both Singapore and China and Siddall & Company in London. Ms Nykjaer Persson holds a CCC Masters in Consulting and Coaching for Change from INSEAD and a Leading Change in Complex Organisations from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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CB: Chairman of the Board. VCB: Vice Chairman of the Board. BM: Board Member. 
Directorships are stated at 31 December 2017 and do not include positions within the NORDEN Group.

Management in Norient Product Pool


Søren Huscher

CEO, Norient Product Pool, born in 1962

Søren Huscher joined Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S in 2000 as General Manager – Deputy of Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S’s tanker activities. In January 2005, he became Chief Executive Officer of Norient Product Pool. Mr Huscher is trained in shipping and has completed executive training programme at INSEAD.

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 NORDEN’s policy of remunerations

According to the EU Market Abuse Regulation article 19 (previously the Danish Securities Trading Act §28A), the Company shall report information about the Company’s Senior Executives’ and their families’ transactions with the Company’s shares and relevant securities.

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