Jakob le Fevre is 45 years old and is a Master Mariner by profession. He started his maritime career as a deck hand onboard Svendborg Gold, operated by Svendborg Enterprise in 1988. After 1 years of sailing and and an education as AB onboard the training ship Georg Stage he went ashore to complete college. After that he served the Danish Queen onboard her yacht Dannebrog. Straight after this, he completed an apprenticeship with the Danish shipowner Dannebrog onboard the Nordana Line vessels. After a 6 month onboard the cable laying ship Peter Faber, he went to Svendborg International Maritime Academy (SIMAC) and completed the Masters certification. After leaving SIMAC, the had several turns onboard various vessels and finished his career at sea in 2001 as 1. mate at Mærsk Line.
From 2001-2010, Jakob had several executive positions in Denmark and abroad in the maritime supplier business for world renowned brands like FURUNO, RAYTHEON, SAM ELETRONICS, BECKER MARINE, SCHOTTEL and many more. Jakob established the new navigation and communication office in Denmark for SAM ELECTRONICS, he was Managing Director for Becker Marine UK (former Schilling Hamworthy) and he has established and maintained a world-wide network of representative agents several times.
Online applications and media
In 2010 Jakob´s career shifted towards media and online applications, with a share in the maritime job-board and recruitment company JOB2SEA, partly owned by the Danish Maritime Officers. In 2013 he sold his shares and established his own company MARPRO Ltd. The intention was to develop own online applications, but a co-operation with the Media Group Maritime Denmark leaded to a joint venture into establishing a national maritime exhibition – The Danish Maritime Fair. Jakob oversaw the exhibition 2 times and then obtained a large share in the media group in August 2015. Jakob sold his shares again in Nov. 2016 shortly after the third exhibition, with the clear objective of establishing his own maritime media www.maritimeprofessionals.net and Search & Selection activities.
Jakob has a tight knit network among maritime professionals on a global scale and has extensive experience in sales and marketing, recruitment, management and entrepreneurship.