Founder and CEO of Star Clippers cruise company, based in Monaco.
Specialising in Maritime law , Mikael Krafft worked as a lawyer in Sweden and France.
He also became CEO of a small Swedish shipping company in difficulties. Further aquisitions followed and he eventually headed a group with interests including dry cargo shipping, oil, forestry and real estate.
After moving to Brussels where he was involved in real estate projects, Mikael Krafft decided to fulfill a childhood dream and in 1988 ordered 2 sailing ships built to his own design. Thus Star Clippers was born.
The company flourished. The five mast full ship Royal Clipper was launched in 2000 and a fourth ship is being built in Croatia.