Svitzer has appointed Henriette H. Thygesen as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective 1 September 2016. 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.
Henriette, currently Damco CEO for the Americas, has been with the Maersk Group for 22 years.
Morten H. Engelstoft, Chairman of the Board of Svitzer, said: “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 […] Henriette has demonstrated consistent strong performance over a number of years in several different locations, great leadership and a strong ability to achieve results.”
Speaking of the departing Mr Uggla, Maersk Group CEO Nils S. Andersen said: “I would like to thank Robert for his contribution in his 12 years with the Maersk Group. Robert has held several senior management positions in the Group, amongst others as Managing Director of Maersk Line's activities in the Arabian Gulf and as Managing Director of the Brostrom tanker activities, which has given him valuable insight into the company and where he has delivered good results […] The last four years as CEO of Svitzer, Robert has successfully restructured the company. He has improved both financial and safety performance and ensured a strong pipeline of long-term contracts, which will drive future growth. I wish Robert continued success in his new role as CEO of A.P. Møller Holding.”
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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