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Lauritzen Bulkers president draws on Asian virtues

Lauritzen Bulkers president Peter Borup has spent most of his career in Asia. In fact, he wound up in shipping by accident, but the profession, where brutal honesty and relations are crucial aspects, has taken hold of him.

Photo: Pressefoto/Carsten Lundager

He knew that the ringing phone would not lead to any concrete business. When the Koreans called him it was primarily to practice their English. This went on for around a year and a half, when Peter Borup was stationed in South Korea as a broker for A.P. Moeller-Maersk back in 1993.

Esplanaden in Copenhagen replaced his student days in Aarhus, which he, in his own words, had too much energy to really focus on completely. Shipping was different, he felt that as soon as he started with Maersk. And then he wound up in South Korea. Not really a place Peter Borup was dreaming about at the time.

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