René Kofod-Olsen joined the Board of Directors in May 2019. Born 1973, he has more than 25 years’ experience in the shipping and energy industries.
Mr Kofod-Olsen was appointed CEO of V.Group in November 2020. He started his career in the A.P. Møller-Maersk Group, where he held a variety of executive positions in numerous countries, including Chief People Officer of the SVITZER Group, Chief Executive Officer of SVITZER Asia, Middle East & Africa. In 2012 Mr Kofod-Olsen was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Topaz Energy & Marine, a position he held until the company’s successful acquisition by the DP World Group in 2019, where he became Chief Executive Officer of the combined P&O Maritime Logistics, stepping down after its completed integration in 2020.
Mr Kofod-Olsen has pursued an Advanced Executive Program at Harvard Business School, and Senior Executive 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.