Lars is a former international banker. He earned his Master of Economics from the University of Copenhagen in 1989. He specialises in financial advisory towards the maritime industry, and he has been leading teams specialised in ship financing within Nordea. He led Nordea’s banking operation in Singapore from 2010 and until 2015, was chairman of the Danish Business Association in Singapore, and he was member of the advisory board at the CBS Executive MBA in Shipping and Logistics. He specialises in shipping, credit risk management, capital raising instruments (ship financing, bonds, leasing, equity), debt restructuring, financial regulatory requirements, the Asian economies, and leadership of international banking organisations. In April 2016, he founded Kyvsgaard Consulting A/S with focus on strategic and financial advisory within the maritime industry. The company has successfully acted as advisor for 14 different companies, and in addition, established partnerships with Otto Danielsen A/S and NorthCape Capital AS to ensure access to equity and ship financing.