Jesper Ridder Olsen is new CFO of Maersk Drilling
As of 1 September 2018, Jesper Ridder Olsen is appointed new CFO of Maersk Drilling. The appointment follows the announce-ment 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.
Jesper Ridder Olsen joined A.P. Moller – Maersk in November 2017 as Head of Accounting, Control & Tax. Jesper served as A.P. Moller – Maersk’s external auditor from 2001 until 2013 and as signing partner from 2006 to 2013, where he was also responsible for the audit of Maersk Drilling. Jesper Ridder Olsen has over the years also been involved as advisor on several of A.P. Moller – Maersk’s large transactions, latest the acquisition of Hamburg Süd in 2017.