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Maersk names Vincent Clerc CEO for shipping, fills board following recent departures

PortandTerminal.com, December 17, 2019

Maersk has named Vincent Clerc as chief executive of its ocean and logistics division and appointed a new board member after a series of high profile departures.

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – Søren Skou, CEO of the world’s largest shipping line Maersk, announced today several changes to the senior management team at the company. The announcements come on the heels of two major departures from the company in November.

Departures

Photo of Carolina Dybeck Happe on the left and Soren Toft on the right
In November Maersk COO Søren Toft left the company to take on the CEO job at rival shipping line MSC. Later in November CFO Carolina Dybeck Happe left the company to join GE.

READ: Former Maersk COO Søren Toft joins MSC as new CEO

Last month, in an unexpected move, Maersk COO Søren Toft left the company to join rival shipping company MSC as its new CEO. Toft’s departure was followed shortly afterwards by the departure of Maersk’s Chief Financial Officer, Carolina Dybeck Happe, who left the company after just 11 months to join GE.

Vincent Clerc

Vincent Clerk becomes the chief executive of Maersk’s ocean and logistics division following the recent departure of company COO Søren Toft

Vincent Clerc has been appointed as the chief executive of Maersk’s ocean and logistics division. He has also been appointed a new board member at the company.

Mr Clerc, age 47, who has been Maersk’s chief commercial officer since 2015, will take over part of the role of Søren Toft, who resigned as chief operating officer last month to run the container shipping unit of Switzerland-based rival MSC.

Henriette Hallberg Thygesen

Henriette Hallberg Thygesen has been named CEO of towage and manufacturing

Henriette Hallberg Thygesen, age 48, who runs Maersk’s salvage company Svitzer, was named CEO of towage and manufacturing and will also take on some of Mr Toft’s responsibilities. Ms Thygesen has also been named a member of Maersk’s five-member executive board and will continue in her role as CEO of Svitzer, a position she was appointed to in 2016. 

Maersk is also looking for a chief financial officer to replace Carolina Dybeck Happe who left the company in November.

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