Jesper R. Olsen new CFO of Maersk Drilling
As of 1 September 2018, Jesper Ridder Olsen is appointed new CFO of Maersk Drilling. The appointment follows the announcement of A.P. Moller – Maersk’s intention to pursue a demerger of Maersk Drilling via a listing on Nasdaq Copenhagen in 2019.
With a long career in KPMG and Ernst & Young, Jesper Ridder Olsen has been involved in a number of capital market transactions, including IPOs, in addition to serving as auditor and advisor for large Danish companies, such as A.P. Moller – Maersk, ISS, Carlsberg and Danske Bank. As member of the Nordic Leadership in Ernst & Young from 2014 to 2016, Jesper Ridder Olsen was responsible for Strategic Growth Markets comprising among others Nordic IPO services.
“Jesper brings with him in-depth knowledge of Maersk Drilling and more than 25 years of experience, combined with the wide-ranging strategic and practical competences needed, as we prepare for becoming a separately listed company. With Jesper on board, the Maersk Drilling management team is well prepared to separate and demerge from A.P. Moller – Maersk,” says CEO in Maersk Drilling, Jørn Madsen.