Henriette H. Thygesen will replace Robert M. Uggla as the CEO of Svitzer as of September 1.
Uggla is moving on to become CEO of AP Møller Holding, the AP Møller Foundation’s holding and investment company.
Thygesen joined Maersk Group in 1994 and is currently Damco CEO for the Americas. She has worked for Maersk Tankers, Maersk Oil and was previously VP and CEO for Damco in North Asia, based in Hong Kong.
“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,” said Nils S. Andersen, Maersk Group CEO.