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Jan Bonde Nielsen

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Jan Bonde Nielsen (born 20 May 1938), known also by his nickname JBN, is a Danish billionaire and oil tycoon.[1][2][3][4]

Bonde Nielsen found initial success in the floriculture industry through his Kenyan company, DCK International. In collaboration with the Danish government's Industrialization Fund for Developing Countries, he went on to employ over 7,000 people, operating on five million square metres of land.[5]

Between 1974 and 1980, Bonde Nielsen was a member of the Executive Board and later President and CEO and Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Burmeister & Wain. He moved to London in 1981 after filing for bankruptcy.[6]

In 1982, in the so-called "Bonde Nielsen case", Bonde Nielsen, who was then residing in England, was indicted for a fraud in connection with the transfer of shares. In 1986, he was acquitted by the Copenhagen City Court, but the prosecution appealed the case. Due to Bonde Nielsen's absence and, according to English criminal law, he could not be extradited, the Østre Landsret had to postpone the case.[7]

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  1. ^ Jan Bonde Nielsen (2003-09-15). "Jan Bonde Nielsen: Executive Profile & Biography - Businessweek". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2016-06-15.
  2. ^ "Secrets of Danish national accused of 'armed occupation' - Daily Nation". Nation.co.ke. 2013-02-23. Retrieved 2016-06-15.
  3. ^ "Our president and trustees". Farm Africa. Retrieved 2016-06-15.
  4. ^ "Jan Bonde Nielsen | Gyldendal - Den Store Danske". Denstoredanske.dk. Retrieved 2016-06-15.
  5. ^ "Jan Bonde Nielsen's Work With DCK International | Jan Bonde Nielsen | Danish Executive". janbondenielsen.com. Retrieved 2023-01-23.
  6. ^ Løcke, Lars (2016-02-23). "En rejse på første klasse for lånte penge". www.nordjyske.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 2019-08-05.
  7. ^ "TV News. The Case against Jan Bonde Nielsen". EUscreenXL. Retrieved 2019-08-05.