One of the world’s largest shipping companies- A.P. Moller – Maersk has changed the formation of its Executive Board by appointing Vincent Clerc as CEO of Ocean and Logistics and Henriette Hallberg Thygesen as CEO of Towage, Manufacturing.
A.P. Moller – Maersk has spent several years moving away from being a diversified conglomerate by separating out its energy businesses, harvesting synergies between terminals, and from the acquisition of Hamburg Süd.
“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 A.P. Moller – Maersk.
In November, competitor MSC announced that Søren Toft, former chief operating officer of A.P. Moller – Maersk will be its next CEO. Toft abruptly departed his post at Maersk a week prior.
The report listed the new composition of the Executive Board of A.P. Moller – Maersk as follows:
Søren Skou, CEO of A.P. Moller – Maersk
Skou (55) was appointed Chief Executive Officer for A.P. Moller – Maersk in 2016. He is heading the transformation of A.P. Moller – Maersk towards an integrated and focused container shipping, ports and logistics company, delivering seamless and end-to-end services to its more than 70,000 customers.
Henriette Hallberg Thygesen, Executive Vice President A.P. Moller – Maersk and CEO of Towage, Manufacturing & Others
Thygesen (48) has been with A.P. Moller – Maersk since 1994 where she has held various senior positions in Spain, China, U.S. and Copenhagen for Maersk Tankers, Maersk Oil, Maersk Logistics/Damco. Now promoted to assume responsibility of Towage, Manufacturing & Others, Thygesen will continue in her role as CEO of Svitzer, a position she was appointed to in 2016. She will be responsible for driving profitable growth through the optimization of the market portfolio and improved customer satisfaction.
Vincent Clerc, Executive Vice President A.P. Moller – Maersk and CEO of Ocean and Logistics
Clerc (47) has worked for Maersk Line since 1997. He has held various roles in North America and Copenhagen. In December 2015, he was appointed Chief Commercial Officer in Maersk Line before being appointed as a member of the Executive Board as Chief Commercial Officer of A.P. Moller – Maersk in 2017 where he has held the responsibility of creating value for customers through the development of new seamless services and products using digital innovation.
Morten Engelstoft, Executive Vice President A.P. Moller – Maersk and CEO for APM Terminals
Engelstoft (52) has been with A.P. Moller – Maersk for 33 years. He has had a long tenure with Maersk Line and other brands, including postings in the U.S., Vietnam, Taiwan, Singapore and Italy.
In 2007, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer for Maersk Line, a role he held until 2014 where he was appointed CEO of APM Shipping Services which included roles as CEO of Maersk Tankers. He became CEO of APM Terminals in 2016 and member of the Executive Board of A.P. Moller – Maersk in 2017, where he is heading the strategy towards increased operational excellence and improved customer service.
In addition to his current role, Engelstoft will assume Executive Board responsibility for Safety, Security and Crisis Management across A.P. Moller – Maersk, which includes assuming Executive Board responsibility of Maersk Training.
Carolina Dybeck Happe, CFO of A.P. Moller – Maersk
Happe (47) joined A.P. Moller – Maersk in January 2019 as CFO. Previously, she was CFO and Executive Vice President at ASSA ABLOY. Prior to this role, she held various finance leadership positions in multiple countries in ASSA ABLOY and served as Chief Financial Officer of Trelleborg.

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