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Managing Director at Costamare Shipping Company
Niklas Holck is Managing Director at Costamare in Singapore, charged with Business Development in Asia and Strategy, reporting to the CEO/Chairman of Costamare Group. Prior to this almost 9 years with Maersk, ultimately as Senior Director and Head of Vessel Portfolio Management, responsible for optimizing Maersk Line’s portfolio of 600 containerships. Spent 4 years in West Africa completing a Lean-Six-Sigma-driven turnaround of Maersk Benin, Maersk Line’s 4th largest African Liner Agency. Previous roles focused on Strategy and Procurement of container-related categories such as Terminals, Rail and Trucking, based in Copenhagen and London. Began his career in Customer Service & Logistics with Procter & Gamble Nordic in Stockholm.
Niklas was born in Seoul, Korea, raised in Australia and Singapore, and has lived in 10 countries on 5 continents to date. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in International Business from Copenhagen Business School, and an Executive MBA from London Business School, Columbia Business School and Hong Kong University.
Niklas is passionate about international trade, the backbone of globalization, and sees technology (not least digitalisation) as a catalyst for making better decisions, simultaneously cutting cost and improving quality.