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Peter Votkjaer Jorgensen

President and Chief Financial Officer


Peter Votkjaer Jorgensen is President and Chief Financial Officer of WasteFuel. He previously was Partner in Maersk Growth, the venture arm of the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group.

Peter was with Maersk for more than 25 years, joining the company after gaining his Masters in Business Administration and Business Law. The majority of his career has been within Corporate Finance, Infrastructure Investments and Commercial Business Development in roles based in Denmark, UK, Netherlands and UAE. In his leadership positions he has driven change and inspired teams across Africa, Middle East, Europe and Asia and been involved in projects in +25 countries. 


After 16 years abroad, Peter returned with his family to his native Denmark to help establish Maersk Growth in 2017. In his role as an investor, Peter partnered with entrepreneurs and businesses with the mission to digitise, democratise, and decarbonise supply chains through new business models and technologies. 


Peter led a range of the 40+ company investments that Maersk Growth undertook since 2018, including Afresh, which is leveraging AI to revolutionise perishable ordering to reduce food waste whilst increasing sales; ISEE, a technology company providing autonomous driving solutions; SpaceFill, which is fast and flexible warehousing removing supply chain complexities; and of course, WasteFuel. 


He’s a father of three, enjoys making multi-course dinners for friends and family and pruning the garden.

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