The Maersk Board of Directors has appointed Søren Skou as new Chief Executive Officer of A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S, replacing Nils S. Andersen, who will leave the Maersk Group.
The new CEO of Maersk Line, Søren Skou said, “I am excited about the opportunity to lead A.P. Møller – Mærsk into the next phase of our strategic development. The fast-paced changes of this world demand that we can adapt quickly, easily and at a minimal cost while retaining the focus on each Business Unit. Our future set-up must effectively respond to these challenges.”
“Søren has strong business acumen and thorough knowledge of the Group’s various businesses and has successfully restructured the businesses he has led. The Board of Directors knows Søren as a respected and knowledgeable leader with the ability to adapt quickly to market changes in close collaboration with the Board of Directors, the executive management and his employees,” says Michael Pram Rasmussen, Chairman of the Board of Directors.
The board of directors acknowledged and thanked Nils Andersen for his “dedicated and persistent” contribution to the group and as CEO was “a driving force in building a focused and lean global conglomerate of five core businesses within shipping, logistics and energy.”