How would you feel if the company you run had shrunk in a few years from being an integral part of a corporate colossus with more than 90,000 staff to a team of just 294? And what if your owners split their ship assets into one unit and operations in another? Stunned? Shocked? Or just dismayed?

In the case of Maersk Tankers boss Christian Ingerslev, who has been executing just such a transition, the answer is empowered and eager for more.