DFDS: Niels Bach in memoriam

August 19, 2022

Former DFDS group CEO Niels Bach passed away at the age of 89 years.

From 1985 to 1998 he headed and navigated DFDS through a very important time. Under his leadership the company managed to turn around from loss making, after a failed American Cruise ferry investment, to the beginning of the strong player in shipping and transport that we know of today.

Niels Bach also held many other top positions in the shipping industry, such as Chairman of the Danish Shipowners association, Port of Frederikshavn and Roblon A/S.

As board member he was very active in The Lauritzen holding, Port of Copenhagen, and Arkil Holding.

Niels Bach was a knight of the Danish order Dannebrog.