About Astra Consult
Astra is latin for "the stars" and it has a dual meaning for me. Firstly it refers to the latin phrase "ad astra", or in plain english, "to the stars". With this I want to signal a constant constructive criticism of the status quo, coupled with the notion that if sights are set high enough and the effort given sufficient focus, the sky is the limit in terms of organizational performance.
Secondly, much of my corporate career has been spent serving the "seven pointed star" of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group. The company ranks in the very top globally in terms of size, on several of its container transportation and handling divisions. Working 18 years in various leadership positions around the world, has taught me innumerable skills. I place particular importance on the company's traditional values of constant care and striving to be second to none. Truly being second to none, is a continuous journey; a relentless pursuit of perfection and that has shaped my drive for continuous improvement. I am keener than ever, to work with likeminded organizations who have discovered that a particular area requires a rethink; that performance and customer centricity has got to get into higher gear!
Astra Consult has been set up to facilitate consultancy engagements related to companies operating in the container transportation and container handling industries. It is presently a one man band but with the ability to draw in other experts that I know from first hand experience through my wide network.
For more information on my background, please refer to my linked-in profile (http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=16440376&trk=tab_pro) where you will also find numerous recommendations on the work I have done over the years.