The Group Board provides leadership, governance and strategic direction across all business areas of the Group and its portfolios. With decades of accumulated industry knowledge, they are experienced professionals who all share a deep commitment to our maritime customers.
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Christian Siemers Haunso, Founder and Chairman of Marcura Equities
Christian Siemers Haunso is Founder and Chairman of Marcura Equities. Christian’s focus is on Group innovation and strategy. Previously, Christian worked in the Structured Commodity Finance Division at ING Barings in Amsterdam and Moscow, with the focus on the metals and shipping industries. Prior to that he worked at a shipbroking and trading house in Hamburg where his duties covered operations, chartering and grain trading. Earlier he worked in the shipping liner trade for Überseeschiffahrtsagentur Transnautic in Hamburg. Christian holds a Master in Shipping, Trade and Finance from Cass Business School. Prior to that, he finished his dual shipping apprenticeship and subsequently completed his ICS examinations at the HSST - Hamburg School of Shipping & Transport.
Jens Lorens Poulsen, Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Jens Lorens Poulsen is co-founder of The Marcura Group and Group CEO. His focus is on the market, business models and service strategies of the portfolio companies. Previously, Jens was a Senior Partner at Cultivator A/S, then one of Scandinavia's leading Management Consultancies, where he provided management counsel to Engineering, Software and Pharmaceutical companies. Earlier, he was involved in the initial launch of Cisco Systems, Inc. in all Scandinavian countries. Prior to that he was Financial Director at UNIRAS A/S, a pioneering scientific visualization software company with global customers. He has held a position as VP Finance for the Treasury of Hafnia, a major Scandinavian insurance group. He started his career with Andersen Consulting, now Accenture. He holds a BSc in Finance and Management from Aarhus Business School.
Karsten Gregory, Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Karsten Gregory is the Group CFO for Marcura Equities. Karsten is involved in a broad range of strategic and tactical issues related to the Group’s overall mission and practices, including the support to the portfolio companies. These include forecasting, accounting, financial planning and analysis, regulatory compliance monitoring, and the identification of income-enhancing and revenue-generating opportunities. Karsten’s 20 years of international financial experience includes five years as a CFO, as well as work for leading IT companies such as CSC and Dell. He has a graduate diploma in Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School and an MBA from Henley Management College in London.
Felix J. Antero, Group General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer (CCO)
As the Group General Counsel (GC) and Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) for Marcura, Felix assists the Group with its legal matters, risk management, compliance, and overall strategy and corporate governance. He has worked and consulted with various international companies and had operated a financial services agency in California representing industry-leading institutions. He is a member of the State Bar of California and the American Bar Association and has served in the ABA Advisory Panel. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from Ateneo de Manila University, a Juris Doctorate from John F. Kennedy University School of Law and a Certificate in Finance, with Distinction, from UC Berkeley Extension. He is also an alumnus of the University of Cambridge Judge Business School’s Advanced Leadership Programme (ALP).
Hans-Christian Mordhorst, Group Chief Commercial Officer and Non-Executive Chairman of DA-Desk
Hans-Christian is the Group Chief Commercial Officer and Non-Executive Chairman of DA-Desk, the first established Group company (2001) and the world’s largest independent provider of port cost management services. Hans-Christian commercial focus supports the Group’s portfolio companies. As Group COO, Hans-Christian’s primary focus is on providing resource management, service delivery and strategic direction for Marcura’s established businesses in the payments, procurement and voyage administration sectors. As Managing Director of DA-Desk, he also manages relations with existing and new DA-Desk customers, agents and partners to ensure they derive the maximum value from the services of DA-Desk. He has held a number of positions previously including Chief Commercial Officer for Team Lines, a leading European short sea shipping company; Managing Director for Maersk Line in Russia, Finland and Baltic states; and European Sales & marketing Director for P&O Nedlloyd. Hans-Christian was educated in the A.P. Moeller/Maersk Denmark Management Trainee Program and also as a member of Chartered Institute of Transport at the HSST - Hamburg School of Shipping & Transport. He attended the Herlufsholm Boarding School, Denmark.
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