The Sons

We are three generations who have taken over from our fathers. Throughout this time, we have conducted business and pursued purpose-driven goals based on our values and a shared understanding of the world around us and how to navigate in it.

Christian Ree Sr.

Christian Ree was born in 1913. After a period as a very successful race cycler winning two national championships in sprint and living in Paris for some time to compete in bicycle races there, Christian Ree in the early 1930’s took over the industrial laundry, Sortevit, which his father had established. Christian Ree managed to grow the business significantly through hard times, including the war, and also took steps to diverge into industrial and residential real estate. In 1966, Christian sold the business to his son, Karsten.


Karsten Ree

Karsten didn’t fancy school much. Instead, he loved to hang out at Sortevit’s garage, where three mechanics looked after the constantly growing fleet of delivery trucks. This eventually took him into race car driving, and to winning Danish and Nordic championships. After he served in the army, he joined his father, growing Sortevit. In 1981, after having sold Sortevit and working within real estate, Karsten joined the recently established Den Blå Avis and grew and developed this business in Denmark and Germany until he sold it to eBay in 2008. Since then, Karsten has conducted a series of investments and began developing Ree Office’s current portfolio of private equity investments as well as our purpose-driven activities.

Christian Ree

Christian is Member of the Board of Ree Office and involved in the day-to-day operations of Ree Office as well as in setting the strategic direction for our growth and development. He has previously held a number of management and board positions in the family office as well as in selected portfolio companies in Denmark and abroad. Christian holds a MSc in Economics and Business Administration and has international academic Post Grad. experience.

Christian is deeply committed to our belief in active ownership and the importance of persistence once we have agreed on the right course.

Oliver Ree

Oliver is Member of the Board of Ree Office. Oliver holds a bachelor’s degree in business economics and information technology and is currently Senior Client Director at Visma. He has previously served in commercial positions in a variety of companies and has worked in some of our portfolio companies as well. Oliver has a strong focus on realizing commercial potential and on the mutual trust, which is a prerequisite for this and a core value for Ree Office.

William Ree

William is Member of the Board of Ree Office. He is trained within marketing, management and business strategy and currently serves as Team Leader at Semler Gruppen A/S. He has previously held other positions in Ree Office’s portfolio companies and takes a huge interest in our purpose-driven activities. Based on his experiences supporting the local community around Karen Blixen Camp in Masai Mara, Kenya, the respect and humility which are essential values for our work, resonate strongly with him.