Maersk CEO Soren Skou retires after 40-year career in company and replaced by Vincent Clerc

Photo credit: A. P. Møller – Mærsk (Soren Skou retires as CEO of A. P. Møller – Mærsk A/S, and replaced by Vincent Clerc)

Vincent Clerc takes in charge the role of the Chief Executive Officer of A. P. Møller – Mærsk, after the decision of Mr. Soren Skou to retire as CEO of the company. The new appointment will take effect on 1st of January, 2023.

Robert Uggla, chair of the board of directors, praised Skou’s service at Maersk, and his contribution to the Group´s development, for over almost forty years, of which eleven years as CEO for Maersk Tankers, four years as CEO for Maersk Line, and close to seven years as CEO for Maersk.

As he said, “during his tenure as CEO of Maersk, Soren has been instrumental in redefining Maersk into a customer centric end-to-end logistics provider with a global leadership position in sustainable transportation solutions”.

On Vincent Clerc succeeding Soren Skou, Mr. Robert M. Uggla commented “that since 2019 he has been the CEO of Maersk Ocean & Logistics, which contributes a significant part of the company’s invested capital and results”.

On his behalf, Soren Skou who led the transformation of Maersk from a diversified conglomerate to an integrated logistics company and set the business on a new growth trajectory, as the company says, he pointed out that for almost seven years he have worked together with his team to change the business model, the culture, the digital backbone, and the results to make Maersk a profitable growth company again.

The new CEO Mr. Clerc commented that “companies are rethinking their supply chains in this new environment, they are looking for more stability, and more support on their decarbonisation journey. This represents an incredible business opportunity for Maersk that we all are eager to seize”.

Source: A. P. Møller – Mærsk

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