• thomas@poulsenlink.com

Background

After obtaining my PhD degree, I became a member of the Aalborg University alumni. Here, I have shared some thoughts which are beneficial for PhD students presently working to finalize a PhD of their own. Plus I look back at the PhD and answers a number of questions such as would I have done anything differently, did the PhD match my aspirations, and have I achieved what I had hoped to?!

Educational background

• Completed Board of Directors education with Copenhagen Business School in March, 2019

• Successfully defended my PhD “Logistics in Offshore Wind” on August 21, 2018

• Holder of the MBA in Shipping and Logistics from Copenhagen Business School (2011)

Professional background

• Since 2003, Managing Partner at my own consulting firm Panticon

• Held full-time senior management positions with both shipper Toys“R”Us as well as logistics service providers/shipping companies NOL/APL Logistics, A.P. Moller-Maersk/Damco, and ABF/DelCon

Functional Expertise: Strategy, M&A, Post-Merger Integration, Market Research, Market Analysis, Project Management, Procurement, IT, General Management, Transportation, Shipping, Logistics, Freight Forwarding, SCM, Offshore, Wind Energy Life-cycle Management

Industry Expertise: Offshore Wind, Logistics, Retail, Automotive, Chemicals, Manufacturing, Renewable Energy, Transportation, Shipping

Life experience

• Lived and worked in Denmark, USA, UK, UAE, Indonesia, Singapore, China, Hong Kong

Current home: Denmark