DFDS has a two-tier management structure with a Board of Directors elected by the General Meeting. The Board appoints the Executive Board, comprising the CEO and CFO. Our Executive Management team also includes the heads of Shipping Division, Logistics Division and People & Ships.
Niels Smedegaard has been President and CEO of DFDS A/S since 2007. He holds a MSc. in Economy.Chair: The Bikuben Foundation, ECSA (European Community Shipowners´ Association); Kollegiefonden Bikuben
Deputy Chair: Danish Shipowners' Association.
Torben Carlsen has been Executive Vice President & CFO of DFDS A/S since 2009. He holds a MSc. in Finance.
Chair: Copenhagen Offshore Partners A/S; SEM Invest A/S; SEM Steel Industry A/S (SEM Stålindustri A/S); Investment Committee in Copenhagen Infrastructure II K/S and GRO Fund I K/S.
Peder Gellert Pedersen is Executive Vice President for DFDS' Shipping Division which covers all Passenger, Ro-Ro and Ro-Pax activities and their associated terminals.
Eddie Green is Executive Vice President for DFDS' Logistics Division which includes all land transport on roads and railways, as well as container and side port activities.
Henrik Holck is Executive Vice President for DFDS' People & Ships which includes responsibility for technical management of ships, crewing, training and development, all land HR, as well as environment and sustainability.