Per Gullestrup
Partner & CEO
Clipper Group A/S

2009 - Partner in Clipper Group, in charge of Ro-Ro and Danish domestic ferry activities. Chairman of the board, Nordic Ferry Services.

1999 - 2009 President and CEO, Clipper Projects A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark. Head of one of Clipper's strategic business units focusing on the multi-purpose/heavy-lift market. In charge logistics planning and negotiations with Somali pirates, who 7 November 2008 hijacked the vessel CEC Future in the Gulf of Aden. Crew and vessel were held hostage for 71 days.

15 February 2010, through the Special International Office in Denmark headed by the public prosecutor, Clipper Project Ship Management A/S pressed charges against the Somali pirates, who hijacked the vessel CEC Future. It is the first time ever that Somali pirates have been prosecuted following a hijacking.

1994 - 1999 President and CEO of Clipper Americas Inc., Houston, Texas.

1983 - 1994 Line Manager and Vice President, Clipper Americas Inc., Houston, Texas.

1979 - 1983 Line Manager with Clipper Denmark A/S.

1978 - 1979 Assistant Line Manager with Clipper Americas Inc., Houston, Texas.

1978 - 1978 Assistant Line Manager with Dansk Fransk Dampskibsselskab.

1972 - 1978 Shipping trainee with A.P. Moller-Maersk.