Dan-Axel August Broström, born 17 May 1915 in Hedvig Eleonora parish  in Stockholm , died 8 december 1976 of a heart attack during a visit to Acapulco in Mexico , was a Swedish shipowner . At his death, Broström written in Vaasa parish in Gothenburg.  He was buried in East Cemetery in Gothenburg on December 20, 1976. 
Dan-Axel Broström had already as a very young accompany his father on inspection rounds and launchings, and his upbringing was based entirely on the heritage and tradition. The extremely high expectations were Broström's constant companion. He grew up in the family's grand home at Skyttegatan in Lorensbergs villastad . Broström graduated in 1934 at Hvitfeldska high school , graduating at the Gothenburg trade institutions in 1935, completed studies in Germany, England, France and Finland in 1935-38 and then joined in the Broström Group in 1938.  He was executive director of the Swedish East Asiatic Company 1942-66, in Broström Group parent company Steamship AB Tirfing 1949-69, when Kristian von Sydow took over.  After that, he was chairman of the same company - and twenty-five others - until 1973 when ill health forced him to leave all the records. 
In Broström's management group developed significantly, and the fleet consisted in 1965 of 81  large ship, which was more than one third of Sweden's entire merchant fleet. Broström had a lot of trust in shipping various organizations.
Dan-Axel Broström was during several periods in the 1950s hospitalized and lived in clinics abroad to address their health problems. His physical health had been affected by the harsh social life as he was early engaged. During the period he was gone from the company to the extent that it was detrimental to the business. Already in 1968 it was clear that he had only a few years left to live. 
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