Torsten Holst Pedersen
Chief Operating Officer
Torsten Holst Pedersen has held the role of Chief Operating Officer, Seaspan Corporation since November 2018.
Mr. Pedersen's spent over 20 years in shipping, logistics and infrastructure, during which he held senior leadership roles and board positions across Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa. He started his career with the Maersk Group in 1996 and worked in several of the group's business entities, holding C-level positions in Finance and HR. In 2016, Mr. Pedersen joined Inchcape Shipping Service as Regional CEO for Middle East, Africa and South Asia. He then worked as Head of Operations for V Group, leading the transformation of the global operations, consisting of more than 45,000 employees. Prior joining Seaspan, Mr. Pedersen worked as a strategy consultant, assisting companies with strategy execution and M&A due diligence in the Middle East and South Asia.
He holds a Master of Economics from Aalborg University, Denmark, and a Master of International Economics (with Distinction) from University of Essex, U.K. These have been complemented by executive programs at Wharton and London Business School.