CEO Carsten Nørland, CFO Per Johannesen Madsen and COO Michael Guldmann Petersen make up the top management of Scandlines.

Furthermore, the German part of the organisation has two managing directors: Heiko Kähler and Gerald Lefold, who are in charge of the daily management of the German Scandlines companies.

Carsten Nørland, CEO

Carsten Nørland was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Scandlines in 2021.

Per Johannesen Madsen, CFO

Per Johannesen Madsen joined the Scandlines management team in 2012 as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Michael Guldmann Petersen, COO

Michael Guldmann Petersen was appointed Chief Operations Officer (COO) in 2018. In the same year, he became a member of the Scandlines Deutschland GmbH board of directors. He joined Scandlines in 2017.

Heiko Kähler, Managing Director, Scandlines Deutschland GmbH

Heiko Kähler was appointed member of the Scandlines Deutschland GmbH board of directors in 2012. In 1994, he joined DFO (Deutsche Fährgesellschaft Ostsee), which merged with Scandlines in 1998.

Gerald Lefold, Managing Director, Scandlines Deutschland GmbH

Gerald Lefold became member of the Scandlines Deutschland GmbH board of directors in 2014. In 1993, he joined DFO (Deutsche Fährgesellschaft Ostsee), which merged with Scandlines in 1998.


The infrastructure funds behind Scandlines

A consortium consisting of the three infrastructure funds First Sentier Investors, 3i and Federated Hermes owns Scandlines.

If you wish to learn more about Scandlines’ ownership through the times, then read Our history 

Scandlines is based on a strong German-Danish collaboration during more than a hundred years.