Claus Hemmingsen to leave Maersk

Claus Hemmingsen to leave Maersk

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.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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