It is with great sadness that the Monjasa Holding Board of Directors has received notice that our skilled and beloved Chairman, Christian Merrild, has passed away all too soon caused by sudden illness. Christian Merrild died at the age of 67.
Christian joined the Board of Directors just over 11 years ago and he served as Chairman for the past 10 years.
Christian was originally educated as State Authorised Accountant at KPMG before entering the Danish Shipping industry, where he served for a number of years as CFO at J. Lauritzen Holding and ending his full-time career as CFO of DFDS in 2009. With a professional career dating back to 1974, Monjasa enjoyed Christian’s broad industry and life experience throughout our time together.
Christian’s personality possessed a great sense of justice and loyalty and he always wished the best for everyone around him. His profound personal interest in all parts of the Monjasa Group was admirable and we will come to miss Christian and his presence and friendship immensely.
Though this announcement, we would like to honour the memory of Christian and extend our thoughts and sympathy to Christian’s family and loved ones.
Flemming Ipsen assumes responsibility as Chairman
In light of the circumstances, we are at the same time announcing our current Board Member since 2016, Flemming Ipsen, as new Chairman of the Board with immediate effect.
We are pleased that Flemming promptly accepted his new role and thereby also ensures continuation of the ongoing work in the Board of Directors.
With his thorough experience and profound knowledge of international shipping, we are confident that Flemming is the right person to uphold our well-functioning board services and oversee continual improvements across the Monjasa Group’s global activities and organisation.
Flemming Ipsen holds an educational background as lawyer, and he has served 33 years with the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group. In addition, Flemming acted in the role as Chairman of the Board in international shipping group TORM during 2013-2015.
The Monjasa Holding Bord of Directors now consists of:
- Flemming Ipsen (chair)
- Lotte Grønborg Lundberg
- Peder Gellert Pedersen
- Anders Østergaard
More information about the Board of Directors is available here