APMT Poti appoints new MD

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APMT Poti appoints new MD

APM Terminals (APMT) Poti, Georgia, has announced that Christian Roeder will take over as Managing Director (MD) from Julián Fernández and join the company’s European Regional Leadership Team.

Roeder joined the Maersk Group in 2000 as a MISE Trainee and worked in various locations until 2011; he assumed the role of MD at Maersk Georgia from 2008 to 2009.

Throughout his career, he has held a number of high leadership positions, including Country Manager of Damco Mozambique and Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer of external transport and logistics firms. Since 2020, Christian has been the CEO of DP World in Mozambique.

Igor Van Den Essen, Regional Managing Director Africa & Europe, stated: ”Christian has substantial industry expertise, having held senior leadership positions across a variety of companies and geographies. We look forward to Christian rejoining the group and becoming an integral part of our team and contributing to our continued success together.”

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Roeder commented: “I am truly excited that after more than a decade, I am back in Georgia – a truly amazing and fascinating country. Poti Sea Port is extremely important to the country and the region. I believe that the experience gained in my previous roles will be invaluable in driving further growth for the company

“Our company’s expansion, contributing to the Middle Corridor development, increasing customer satisfaction, engaging with stakeholders, driving new investments, and enhancing the sustainable development of the company and the people, are high on my agenda.”

In February, APMT announced that Julián Fernández, the current Managing Director of APMT Poti, will become the MD of APMT Spanish Gateways.

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