DFDS CEO has a hard time giving up control

Executive colleagues say that he has a keen intuition. But the former military man describes himself as somewhat of a control freak. ShippingWatch portrays the second of two highly successful chief executives in the transport sector in 2016: DFDS CEO Niels Smedegaard.

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"Now this article won't end up being a glorified story about me, will it? Because that's not how it is. The victories at DFDS are due to ALL of the efforts from management and employees," says DFDS CEO Niels Smedegaard in a friendly but firm tone when ShippingWatch's reporter starts the interview.

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