ShipServ ex-chief to lead Marcura as new Chief

Dubai-based software and platform expert Marcura has carried out a significant leadership change with the aim to drive innovation and growth.

Jens Lorens Poulsen has moved from his position as group chief executive to assume the role of chair of the board.

Henrik Hyldahn, previously the chief of ShipServ, a leading maritime online procurement platform recently acquired by Marcura, has transitioned to the position of group chief executive officer.

Christian Siemers Haunso, founder and former chair of the board, has stepped aside from his position but remains an active board member.

This leadership change comes as Marcura focuses on further developing its solutions into a platform that optimises processes around port calls for 800 customers in the dry bulk and tanker segment today.

The company said Hyldahn’s extensive experience in leading technology-driven transformations will be instrumental in steering Marcura towards a future where integrated product offerings and digital solutions are central to the maritime industry.

Jens Lorens Poulsen, which served the group as chief executive for over a decade, said: “After more than ten years at the helm, I recognise that now is the right time to bring in new leadership to guide Marcura into its next phase of growth.

“Henrik Hyldahn brings a wealth of experience, particularly in integrating technology and product innovation, which is crucial for our customers. His track record as CEO of ShipServ speaks volumes about his ability to drive success and transformation.”

Henrik Hyldahn commented on his new role: “After a handover period spanning the last six weeks, I look forward to building on the strong foundation laid by Jens and to working with the talented teams across all business units to drive continued success for our customers.”

Christian Siemers Haunso also noted: “After many years leading this company as chair of the board with Jens Poulsen as Group CEO, I am excited about adding Henrik Hyldahn as our new Group CEO.”