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A notice from the government gave Torben Carlsen time to prepare DFDS for the lockdown

Leadership Chats: Just before Denmark went into lockdown, CEO at DFDS Torben Carlsen received a phone call from the Danish Ministry of Justice notifying him about the forthcoming events. Since then, the CEO has benefited from having a high stress tolerance.

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March 11, 2020 – a day for the history books. And the day where Torben Carlsen received a warning call from the government that changed everyday life for the CEO at DFDS, which plays a crucial role in Denmark's infrastructure.

In contrast to the rest of Denmark, Carlsen was not surprised when the Danish Prime minister Mette Fredriksen stepped onto national television to inform the Danish people about the pandemic and ensuing lockdown.

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