Henriette H. Thygesen, currently Damco CEO for the Americas, has been appointed CEO of Svitzer with effect from Sept 1. Current CEO of Svitzer, Robert M. Uggla, is leaving A. P. Møller – Mærsk A/S to take on the position as CEO of A.P. Møller Holding.
The new CEO of Svitzer, Henriette H. Thygesen, has been with the Maersk Group for 22 years, of which the last nine with Damco. She holds a Master of Science, a PhD in Applied Mathematics, and an Executive MBA from Columbia University, New York and London Business School.
“During her 22 years with the Maersk Group, Henriette has demonstrated her abilities and business insight. With her extensive global experience and strong leadership capabilities, she will focus on the continued growth of Svitzer and top-quartile performance,” says Morten H. Engelstoft, Chairman of the Board of Svitzer.
“Henriette has demonstrated consistent strong performance over a number of years in several different locations, great leadership and a strong ability to achieve results,” says Morten H. Engelstoft.
Robert M. Uggla, who has been CEO of Svitzer since 2012, will take over as CEO of A.P. Møller Holding – the fully owned Holding and Investment Company of the A.P. Møller Foundation – starting September 1 2016.