Svitzer appoints new CEO

Towage operator Svitzer, part of Maersk, has announced the appointment of Kasper Friis Nilaus, currently VP and current managing director of Svitzer Europe, as the new global CEO of the company, replacing Henriette Thygesen.

Going forward, Nilaus will continue to report to Thygesen in her capacity as CEO of Maersk Fleet and Strategic Brands.

Nilaus joined Svitzer as business development manager in 2007 and has since held various global and regional positions within commercial and general management.

“These are challenging times for Svitzer and the industry in general, but we have what it takes to succeed,” said Nilaus.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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