Vincent Clerc has been promoted to run AP Moller-Maersk’s core ocean and logistics business replacing Soren Toft, who quit to join MSC, as the Danish group makes changes to its executive board.
Clerc, previously the Chief Commercial Officer of Maersk, takes up the role of CEO of ocean and logistics, putting him in charge of the world’s largest container line, a position vacated by Toft last month when he quit suddenly to join rival and 2M partner MSC as CEO of their container line business.
The CEO of Maersk, Soren Skou, had in the interim overseen the container and logistics business.
Meanwhile Henriette Hallberg Thygesen, has been appointed to Maersk’s executive board and to the new position of CEO of towage, manufacturing & others. She will continue in her role as CEO of Svitzer – a position she has held since 2016.
Maersk effected the changes in its senior management as part of its strategy to become an integrated supply chain solutions company, with it having exited the tanker and oil and gas businesses.
“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,” Skou said.
Maersk is yet to find a replacement for its Chief Financial Officer Carolina Dybeck Happe, who announced she was quitting last month to join General Electric.