Mikael Mortensen joined DFDS in 2008 at the Copenhagen Headquarters responsible for the Control and Business Support of all the Ro-Ro, Terminal and Logistics activities. Short after the acquisition of Norfolkline by DFDS in 2010 he became part of the team responsible for the acquisition of BSL in Estonia along with their route, Paldiski(EE) – Kapellskär(SE). Once the acquisition was complete, Mikael relocated to Estonia as Managing Director to integrate the activities to the DFDS Group and grow commercially within the freight and passenger services. Mikael had a short stopover in Dieppe(FR) to support the local organization before he took his current position in The Netherland, as MD in DFDS Seaways B.V. and Route Director NL-UK since 2015.
He is currently responsible for the Ro-Ro activities between NL and UK on their 3 routes (Rotterdam-Felixstowe, Rotterdam – Immingham, Ijmuiden – Newcastle) as well as for the Terminal and the Agency operations in Rotterdam.
Before joining DFDS he had been working for ABB (Automation and power technology) and Wawemaker(Media agency) both in their Danish setup, Aarhus and Copenhagen respectively.
Mikael also holds a Master Degree in Economics from Aarhus University.