Mærsk Group appoints new CEO

The Mærsk Group 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 changes are effective as of July 1, 2016.

Nils S. Andersen joined A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S as a Member of the Board of Directors in 2005, progressing to Chief Executive Officer in December 2007. Chairman of the Board of Directors, Michael Pram Rasmussen, said “On Behalf of the Board of Directors I thank Nils S. Andersen for considerable results in fronting the Group’s international growth, strengthening the customer focus and competitiveness of the businesses, as well as simplifying governance and increasing transparency and communication with our stakeholders”

Nils S. Andersen said of his successor, “Søren has all the qualities it takes to take the Group through to the next strategic step and I wish him and the whole management team all the best of luck.”

Søren Skou has been employed with A.P. Møller – Mærsk since 1983 and member of the Executive Board of A.P. Møller – Mærsk since 2006. In 2012 he was appointed CEO of Mærsk Line. Søren Skou will remain in this position in addition to his position as CEO for the Mærsk Group.

The Board of Directors has tasked the new management to investigate the strategic and structural options to further increase agility and synergies.

Source: Mærsk Group