Some teenage dreams do come true, if the career ­trajectory of Nordisk Defence Club’s new managing director is anything to go by.

“Shipping is the most exciting occupation I can think of,” a 14-year-old Mats Saether told TradeWinds in 1991.

Asked about his future plans, he joked: “I will be a shipowner! But I will try to get a job in the shipping industry, preferably on the technical side.”