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Hans Michael Jebsen

From one of Denmark’s foremost families, Hans Michael leads the Hong Kong-based family conglomerate


Hans Michael Jebsen is the chairman of Jebsen, the family trading conglomerate first established in Hong Kong in 1895, initially as a shipping company. These days it has operations in areas including consumer products, logistics, finance and motors.

Born in Germany into an illustrious German-Danish family, Hans Michael Jebsen joined the company in Hong Kong in 1981, and took up his current position in 2000. He is also a director of related Singapore company Jebsen & Jessen, as well as a non-executive director of Hysan Development and The Wharf Holdings. Among his many philanthropic endeavours, he established the Jebsen Educational Foundation in 1995, and is a trustee and former chairman of WWF Hong Kong, the chairman of the Asian Cultural Council Hong Kong Friends’ Committee, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Hong Kong Red Cross. He is also a member of the advisory board of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School, and the Hong Kong European Union Business Co-operation Committee at the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.

The holder of a Bronze Bauhinia Star, as well as honours from the governments of Denmark and Germany, he is married to Désirée and is a father of five.

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Hans Michael Jebsen is known for owning and renovating over a hundred historic properties in Denmark, including one, Hotel Frederiksminde, that has a Michelin-starred restaurant. 

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