Nils Andersen was group chief executive of A.P. Møller - Mærsk from 2007 to June 2016. Prior to this he was executive vice president of Carlsberg A/S and Carlsberg Breweries A/S from 1999-2001, becoming president and chief executive officer from 2001-2007.
Previous roles include non-executive director of Inditex S.A. and William Demant A/S. He has also served as managing director of Union Cervecera, Hannen Brauerei and chief executive officer of the Drinks Division of the Hero Group.
Mr Andersen received his graduate degree from the University of Aarhus.