MARPRO Search & Selection is owned by Jakob le Fevre. Jakob is 46 years old and is educated as Master Mariner. He started his sailing career 16 years old and have worked his way up from deck boy on small coasters to being in charge of the largest container ships in the world at this time. He have served onboard the Royal Yacht and have experience from tall ships too. He went ashore in 2001 to pursue a shore based career.
From 2001 to 2010 he worked for suppliers in the maritime business and have secured major orders for large well-known brands. He has lived in United Kingdom in a position as Managing Director for a couple of years and have travelled to most maritime hot spots in the world. In 2010 he started his career in the online business with a part-ownership of JOB2SEA. With his large network he have assisted many friends and companies in matches on a friendly basis, but with the engagement in JOB2SEA he started the professional recruitment business. In 2013 he decided to start his own recruitment company and founded MARPRO. In JOB2SEA he co-operated with the Danish media Maritime Danmark and shortly after establishing MARPRO the idea of founding a Danish maritime exhibition was born. Jakob was solely responsible for building up this project in co-operation with Maritime Danmark and after running the event three times the co-operation was terminated and Jakob decided to pursue his original idea with a recruitment company focusing on maritime, offshore and technical profiles. The concept was well received by the business and MARPRO is currently busy with a lot of exciting tasks.
The main competencies of Jakob le Fevre is a deep understanding of the maritime business, an extensive network, an innovative online strategy, a personal hands-on approach, his communication skills, his ability to recognize talent and to understand and accommodate customer demands.
Jakob have sailed a large variety of vessel including coasters, roll on - roll off, ropax, cable layer, tall ships and container ships. Jakob served his military service as a volunteer onboard the Royal Yacht Dannebrog.
Jakob then worked for technical suppliers in the business and has represented companies like FURUNO, Raytheon-Anschütz, Schottel, Becker Marine Systems and Gertsen & Olufsen.
HR and Online Experience
The career path changed direction in 2010 when Jakob became part-owner and Managing Director of JOB2SEA - a maritime online jobboard and Search & Selection company.
Event management experience
MARPRO was established in 2013 with the purposes of introducing a maritime media and Search & Selection company. However, MARPRO quickly became deeply involved in organizing Danish Maritime Fair with ownership of exclusive rights to all sales. MARPRO organized the fair three times and in November 2016 it was decided to terminate the co-operation and pursue the original MARPRO concept.