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Henriette H. Thygesen to become CEO of Svitzer

Henriette H. Thygesen to become CEO of Svitzer
Danny Gill

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.


Ms. Thygesen

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.

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Danny Gill

Danny is currently a Contributing Writer for Airfreight Logistics and Logistics Manager (LM) and is quite the foodie. He’s always on the hunt for new and exciting dishes to sample, and is never one to back down from a spicy challenge. His travels have taken him around the world, and he’s been able to experience many different cultures (and food).

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