Once tipped for the top post, Claus Hemmingsen will step down as vice CEO at A.P. Møller – Mærsk at the end of June having been with the Danish conglomerate since 1981.
In recent years Hemmingsen has been tasked with offloading Maersk’s energy-related businesses as the company focuses on its container-related businesses. Hemmingsen, as CEO of Maersk’s energy division, oversaw the separation of Maersk Tankers, Maersk Oil and Maersk Drilling, a process that will culminate this June with the closure of the energy division after $12bn of sales and Hemmingsen’s departure.
“Claus embodies the values of A.P. Moller – Maersk and is an outstanding leader who has made many significant contributions to the company,”stated Søren Skou, CEO of A.P. Moller – Maersk, today.
“I am privileged to have worked for A.P. Moller – Maersk for almost four decades. It has been an international career which has provided continuous challenges and endless learning opportunities across multiple industries, and the opportunity for my family to live abroad for 12 years. I am grateful to A.P. Moller – Maersk to whom I owe my entire career and to my family for their unlimited support. I wish Søren Skou and all my colleagues all the best with the continued transformation and development of A.P. Moller – Maersk,” Hemmingsen stated in a release today.
The company will host a farewell reception for Hemmingsen at Maersk Headquarters on June 19.