Niels has more than 40 years of experience from the shipping, port and logistics sector, and spend 17 years in CEO positions, recently as CEO for Port of Helsingborg from 2013 to 2018. Under his leadership the port made a turnaround and cemented its position as number 2 container port in Sweden.
More than 35 years in the A.P.Møller – Maersk group included postings abroad to Saudi Arabia, Iran, Spain and 3 years in Chile as CEO for the 5 Maersk companies active in the country.
European rail transport was actively developed in the years 1990 to 1995, as CEO of the Maersk owned company Skandi A/S, having Ikea as main customer in Europe. At the Maersk head office Niels was chief operating officer for the Maersk Line container vessel fleet from 1995 to 1998 and part of the group that initiated what is today known as APM Terminals. Green field container terminals were developed in Salalah, Tangier, Bremerhaven and joint venture facilities established in Italy and Far Eastern ports.
An opportunity in 2008 resulted in the position as CEO of Cargo Service Holding A/S operating a container terminal and stevedore operation in Århus and the logistic IT company PicIt.
Board positions have been held in Norfolk Line BV, Maersk Chile companies as well Salalah Port Services and Inport Intelligent Port Systems AB.
Niels was until recently honorary consul for Denmark in Helsingborg.
Niels has a bachelor graduation from Copenhagen Business School and attended senior management programs at Insead as well as Stanford Business School.