Robert has for long had a keen interest in shipping and seamanship. During his military service he eventually became a Sergeant of the Swedish Amphibious Battalion, working as an instructor in manoeuvring and navigating the Navy's high speed combat vessels, which were based in the Swedish archipelagos.
After a brief stint in the finance industry, Robert joined the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group in 2004. During 2004 - 2006, Robert was highly involved in the Group's M&A activities, acquiring as well as selling companies.
Thereafter he took on the role of Managing Director of Maersk Line's activities in the Arabian Gulf for three years, where he was responsible for approximately 200 employees and USD 1 billion in revenue.
At the end of 2009, with the tanker markets in shambles, Robert became the Managing Director of Brostrom. The company operated approximately 75 intermediate and small product tankers in Europe as well as Asia. During this period, Robert and his colleagues in Maersk Tankers worked diligently to create a truly integrated company with significant synergies, improve customer offering and a better safety record. Brostrom is today an integral part of Maersk Tankers, with the same safety system, technical management, flag strategy and commercial objectives.
In May 2012 Robert became the CEO of SVITZER with approximately 400 vessels in 100 locations and 4,000 employees.
In March 2014, Robert joined the Board of Directors at A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S.
From September 2016, Robert has been appointed CEO of A.P. Møller Holding A/S
Robert holds a Master of Science degree in Business Administration from Stockholm School of Economics, with exchange studies at Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, and has pursued executive education at Harvard Business School, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and IMD.
He is married to Paola and has five kids.