The Blockshipping Core Team

Peter Ludvigsen

CEO & Founder

Peter has 39 years’ experience in the shipping industry possessing a unique combination of Shipping Industry background (Liner Shipping, Operations Management, Ports and Container Terminals), with CIO experience, and IT Program Management along with entrepreneurial experience from having founded and managed Bestshore Business Solutions UK Limited for several years.

  • Extensive experience in E-Commerce, ecosystems and business dev opportunities in connecting Carriers ERP, Terminals TOS with landside operators
  • 8 years combined experience as CIO for Maersk Line Europe Region, UASC, and Ports America
  • 5 years’ combined experience with UASC initially in roles as Management Consultant, Interim CIO and later permanent Group CIO responsible for large strategic IT Projects and head of IT dept.
  • 10 years’ experience in Head office IT Dept. at Maersk Line, Copenhagen and London in roles as Project Manager and Business Solution Mover responsible for the full lifecycle of large enterprise IT projects. This includes 3 years’ experience in the role as CIO for Maersk Line Europe Region.
  • Extensive IT projects and Program management experience for large Enterprise IT Projects.
  • Managing Director of Terminal/Operations/Intermodal company (120 FTE) in Taiwan responsible for all operations of large North European Carrier including the development of large Container Terminal in Kaohsiung.
  • Strong trend forecasting ability with a proven track record in developing business ideas and solutions which materialize 4-6 years later.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +45 6120 0006

Jesper Vedelsby

CTO

Jesper has more than 20 years of experience as a CTO and technical architect within the shipping, airline and energy sectors.

  • Jesper has worked with Peter Ludvigsen in Bestshore Business Solutions since 2004 and has a wealth of senior executive experience as CIO, Enterprise Architect and senior project manager, across three continents – counting large container terminals, global shipping lines, international airports and telecommunications companies among the clients.
  • Having graduated in 1994 with an MSc in Neural Networks, Jesper initially had roles as IT Systems Architect and hardcore developer. Since then, his passions have been IT management and assessments as well as architecting and integration of large complex systems.
  • Jesper holds an MSC in neural networks from DTU, Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen.

Thomas Forslund

CFO

Thomas has more than 20 years experience from the corporate and financial sector working within construction, airport and banking sectors

  • Thomas is a new member to the C-level team bringing essential financial experience, knowledge and business acumen to complement the existing competencies. His extensive experience from financial markets including financing, accounting, risk management and contractual negotiations will be in high demand.
  • Having graduated in 1997 with an MSc in Economics, Thomas has had many managerial roles incl. Head of Treasury in Copenhagen Airports and various management positions within both banking and investment banking with focus on and a passion for business development and optimisation. Further to this Thomas has developed an increasing interest in platforms, ecosystems, blockchain technology and crypto currencies.
  • Thomas holds an MSc in Economics from Copenhagen University.

Daniel Gerhardt

Blockchain Business Architect

Daniel Gerhardt has started his career as a seafarer and worked on several multi-purpose-vessels worldwide. He is currently studying International Maritime Management at the Jade University in Germany.

  • Daniel has published a book about the Technical Implementation of Blockchain Technology in Shipping.
  • He has written articles for magazines and newspapers about developments in the shipping industry.
  • Has worked in the blockchain space since 2017 and has gained significant recognition both from the academic and business side.
  • Daniel holds a B.Sc. in Nautical Studies from the Jade University in Germany and has finished an education as a ship mechanic.

The Blockshipping Advisors

Jesper Præstensgaard

30+ years in Shipping as CEO and Board Member, Currently MD of Humanostics and chairman of Unifeeder Board.

Among other executive positions:

  • Personal Assistant to the Chairman and CEO, Mr Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, Maersk Group
  • Senior Vice President, Maersk Singapore
  • Group Vice President, A.P. Moller Maersk A/S
  • Chief Executive, Asia Pacific Region, Maersk Line
  • Chief Commercial Officer, Hapag Lloyd AG
  • Non-Executive Director, New York Shipping Exchange, Inc.

Bridget Cosgrave

Bridget Cosgrave is the Founder and President of Every European Digital through which she is active as an advisor, entrepreneur and angel investor for companies with Internet of Things (IOT), E-Commerce and Telecommunications platforms and services. Since 2016, she is focused on the Internet of Ships.

  • Ms Cosgrave acts as an Advisor to Visma consulting. She is a director and shareholder in Finnish Ukkoverkot OY, and in Every European Digital – an Internet of Things sensor and network company in Poland. Bridget is a seed investor in Blockshipping.
  • Ms Cosgrave was the founder, CEO, and Chairman of BICS. She has previously advised the CEO of INTTRA, the global e-commerce platform for container shipping; the Chairman & CEO of KPN, in collaboration with McKinsey; Etisalat, in collaboration with Booz; and the CEO of Omantel of Oman.
  • Ms Cosgrave has a BA Hons Queen’s University in Canada and an MBA from London Business School. and she is currently enrolled at the World Maritime University in Malmo, Sweden.
  • Ms Cosgrave is based in Brussels

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