Nils Andersen appointed chairman of Unilever

European consumer goods giant Unilever has appointed the former boss of Maersk as its new chairman. Nils Andersen steps up from non-executive director to take over from Marijn Dekkers.

Andersen served as CEO at AP Moller-Maersk for nine years through to 2016. Prior to that he headed up Danish brewing firm Carslberg. He is also the chairman at paints company, AkzoNobel.

“I look forward to working with the board and the Unilever leadership team to support the company’s continued growth,” Andersen said on his appointment yesterday.

Andersen continues to have an interest in shipping, being one of the founders of More Ships, a ship investment vehicle created by top names in Danish business earlier this year.

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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