Managing Director Henrik Otto Jensen awarded honorary knighthood of the Italian Republic
Managing Director of Niels Winther Shipping and Scandinavian Auto Logistics, Henrik Otto Jensen, has received the Order of the Star of Italy. The award is given to people in foreign countries who make a special contribution to Italy. Henrik Otto Jensen was knighted in honour of his commercial ventures, especially his effort to promote co-operation with Italian companies, such as Grimaldi Lines.
The Ambassador of Italy, Stefano Queirolo Palmas, presented the award at a celebration of the Italian National Day onboard the vessel Costa Favolosa on Saturday 30th May.
The award was established in 1947 after World War II as the Cavaliere dell’ Ordine della Stella della Solidarietà Italiana (Knight of the Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity) with the purpose of showing appreciation to people abroad who contributed to the reconstruction of Italy. In 2011 the award was retitled ’Order of the Star of Italy’ and is now given to people
who contribute to the preservation of Italian prestige abroad. About 190 people from around the world receive the award each year