Maersk sails into 2020 with new executive board


A.P. Moller – Maersk has appointed Vincent Clerc as CEO of Ocean and Logistics and Henriette Hallberg Thygesen as CEO of Towage, Manufacturing & Others as part of an effort towards a more integrated company strategy.

Both Clerc and Thygesen are Maersk veterans with the former having worked for the liner since 1997 and the latter 1994.

“A year ago, we integrated our customer facing roles across the company. We are now ready to accelerate the execution of our strategy through increased commercial and operational integration,” says Søren Skou, CEO of Maersk.

“With the new leadership structure announced today, I am confident that we will increase the pace. We have a simple and agile foundation for profitable growth and the new Executive Board is united in the goal of integrating our value proposition and maximizing the value creation across the business.”

The company said that the past years have been spent on transforming from a diversified conglomerate: Separating out the Energy businesses, harvesting synergies between Terminals, Ocean and from the acquisition of Hamburg Sud, and building competitive advantage from technology through digital solutions to optimize operations and create more value for customers.

New composition of the Executive Board of A.P. Moller – Maersk is as follows: Søren Skou, CEO of A.P. Moller – Maersk; Carolina Dybeck Happe, CFO of A.P. Moller – Maersk; Henriette Hallberg Thygesen, Executive Vice President A.P. Moller – Maersk and CEO of Towage, Manufacturing & Others; Vincent Clerc, Executive Vice President A.P. Moller – Maersk and CEO of Ocean and Logistics; Morten Engelstoft, Executive Vice President A.P. Moller – Maersk and CEO for APM Terminals.

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