Shareholder: Ølboss pandering to the royal family

Harboe Brewery strong man, the longtime director and current chairman Bernd Griese, has previously faced criticism for using the company's money on gifts for t

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
09 January 2020 Thursday 04:00
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Shareholder: Ølboss pandering to the royal family

Harboe Brewery strong man, the longtime director and current chairman Bernd Griese, has previously faced criticism for using the company's money on gifts for the royal family.

And the critical voices have gained new impetus, after a 3.5 metre high sculpture, are shot up outside the headquarters in Skælskør. It is made of the deceased prince Henry, who was a close friend of Bernd Griese.

But it is certainly not all shareholders can understand why the brewery should spend money on the kind of.

'Bernd Griese will find it is clearly appropriate that the Brewery Harboe's shareholders should pay for his personal desire for a close relationship to the Royal family,' writes shareholder Michael Voss from the Fundamental Invest in an email to Ekstra Bladet.

to the story belongs that the artwork is set within the last two years. In this period the brewery had a double-digit millionunderskud, like the stock price has plummeted.

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Will not out of the price
the Extra Leaf has several times asked Bernd Griese and the Harboe Brewery to provide information on what the sculpture has cost the company - and thus the shareholders.

But the price they will not go with. From the sounds it's just that the work 'is a part of the total investment in the group's new visitors 'centre'.

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Outside the Harboes bryggeri stands a giant sculpture made of prince Henry. Not all shareholders are satisfied that the company's money should be spent on the kind of. Photo: Tariq Mikkel Khan

'the Work of art symbolizes Harboe's spirit and values, and is thus a central part of the way, the company wants to present itself to visitors,' writes Harboe in an email to Ekstra Bladet.

But Bernd Griese has previously told the Liberal Media, that he himself played a role in the about the genesis of the work.

- Prince Henrik visited me in 14 days in my holiday home in Spain, and there began the idea for the sculpture, said Griese in the connection.

to the royal family's celebrations
The high work in san francisco is just the latest chapter in the history of the west zealand brewery and the royal family.

Bernd Griese, crown prince Frederik and prince Henrik has had a common interest in dragebådssejlads, and has Harboe bought a boat to each of the princes. The two boats - the 'White Lady' and 'Nanok' - is now in the brewery's aforementioned visitor centre.

Born in 1941 in Germany.

Was in 1971 married with Kirsten Harboe, heir to the Harboe Brewery.

Employed at the brewery in 1973. Became director in 1983.

Came back 1. september 2019, and delivered the mail to his daughter Karina Harboe Laursen.

his Daughter and the president of the Søren Stampe stopped again 12. december as a result of the disagreement on the strategy'.

Bernd Griese stepped in as chairman, while son-in-law Søren Malling (married with Vibeke Harboe Malling) was adm. director.

the Family is sitting only at 16 per cent. of the shares, but still has more than 50 per cent. of the voting rights - and thus power - via the so-called A-shares.

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the Brewery has also paid other, both of crown prince Frederik, which was used for competitions around the world. For the competitions you could often spot him in the outfit with the Harboe logo.

But there was also something in the opposite direction.

in 2008, the Harboe Brewery appointed royal purveyor, like Bernd Griese and his wife Kirsten has often been on the guest list, when the royals host the party, or invited to the hunt.

Updated: 09.01.2020 04:00
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