Keith Svendsen has been appointed the brand new chief government officer of APM Terminals to take over from Morten Engelstoft, who has determined to retire after 36 years with A.P. Moller-Maersk.
Svendsen, who has been the chief working officer (COO) of the Dutch-based port operator since 2017, will formally start in his new position on July 1 this yr. Earlier than becoming a member of APM Terminals, he held a number of senior positions inside Maersk Line, most just lately as vp and head of operational execution. “Along with the worldwide management crew and our engaged individuals throughout the globe, I look very a lot ahead to maintaining APM Terminals on the highway to success and propelling us ahead to turn out to be the world’s finest terminal firm,” stated Svendsen.
Engelstoft joined Maersk in 1986 and has served in many various roles in seven nations, together with the place of Maersk Line’s COO, which he held for seven years. In 2016, he grew to become the CEO of APM Terminals.
With Engelstoft’s retirement, APM Terminals might be represented on the Maersk government board by Henriette Hallberg Thygesen, who can also be named the brand new chairperson of APM Terminals, succeeding Maersk’s CEO, Soren Skou. Additionally, as of July 1, Thygesen will take over from Engelstoft as government sponsor of security inside Maersk.
“I want to thank Morten for his extraordinary achievements, dedication and management throughout all these years. He has performed an instrumental position within the general transformation of Maersk, the strengthening of the collaboration between Ocean and Terminals, and never least making certain the very profitable turnaround of our terminals enterprise main as much as the record-breaking leads to 2021. I’ve actually appreciated having Morten in our government board and I’ve loved our partnership and shut collaboration,” stated Skou.