Peter Votkjaer Jorgensen

Partner at Maersk Growth

Peter is a Partner at Maersk Growth, the corporate venture arm of the Maersk Group, and has spent more than 22 years within the shipping and logistics industry.

 

After gaining his Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Business Law, Peter joined the Maersk Group and the majority of his career has been within Corporate Finance, Infrastructure Investments and Commercial Business Development – with more than USD 3Bn invested in infrastructure in developed and emerging markets over the last 15 years. In his leadership positions he has driven change and inspired teams across Africa, Middle East, Europe and Asia. Following 16 years abroad, living in 3 countries and working on projects in +30 countries, Peter returned with his family to his native Denmark to help establish Maersk Growth.

In his role as an investor, Peter looks to partner with entrepreneurs and businesses who are shaping the future of trade through transformation of logistics and supply chains. Peter has led a range of the 25+ company investments that Maersk Growth have undertaken since 2018, including Afresh, which is leveraging AI to revolutionise perishable ordering to reduce food waste whilst increasing sales;  and Torch, which pioneers the use of digital and technology to transform short-haul logistics.

Peter is passionate about supply chain innovations to reduce food waste and decarbonisation of end-to-end logistics, where Maersk as the first global shipping company pledged to be carbon neutral by 2050.

He’s a father of three and his other personal passions include making multi-course dinners for friends and family and pruning the garden.

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