René Kofod-Olsen, Director, born 1973, has 25 years’ experience in the shipping and offshore industry and is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Topaz Energy and Marine Ltd, appointed August 2012.
Mr. Kofod-Olsen started his career in the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, where he held various positions, including Chief People Officer of the SVITZER Group, Chief Executive Officer of SVITZER Asia, Middle East & Africa, responsible for a fleet of 130 vessels operating in 17 countries, and several other executive management positions in a number of different countries, including involvement in a number of Company and Joint Venture Boards. Mr. Kofod-Olsen is currently a Board member of Topaz Energy & Marine.
Mr. Kofod-Olsen has pursued an Advanced Executive Program at Harvard Business School, and Senior Executives programs at INSEAD, IMD and holds a Graduate Diploma in Organization and Marketing from University of Southern Denmark.
Mr. Kofod-Olsen is independent from the Company’s management, major shareholders and principal business associates.