Maersk Vice CEO Steps Down

Claus V. Hemmingsen
Claus V. Hemmingsen

Published Apr 3, 2019 2:27 AM by The Maritime Executive

Claus V. Hemmingsen will step down as Vice CEO of A.P. Moller - Maersk and CEO of the Energy division having successfully concluded the separation of Maersk Tankers, Maersk Oil and Maersk Drilling.

The Energy division will close down at the latest by the end of June 2019, and Hemmingsen will subsequently leave A.P. Moller - Maersk.

The transformation of the group was initiated in 2016 to allow a focus on container logistics and has involved $12 billion in corporate transactions.

Hemmingsen has served as Member of the Executive Board since 2007 and as Vice CEO and CEO of the Energy division since September 2016. He joined A.P. Moller - Maersk in 1981 as a shipping trainee and has been stationed in Hong Kong, Singapore and Denmark, where he has held several leading positions within both the shipping and offshore industries. He was CEO for Maersk Drilling from 2005 and until his appointment as Vice CEO of A.P. Moller - Maersk and CEO of the Energy division.

“I have known Claus since 1985,” said Søren Skou, CEO of A.P. Moller - Maersk. “We joined the Executive Board together in 2007 and have been working closely together on the transformation of A.P. Moller - Maersk over the last two and a half years. I have truly appreciated our partnership and friendship. Claus embodies the values of A.P. Moller - Maersk and is an outstanding leader who has made many significant contributions to the company.” 

Hemmingsen said: "I am privileged to have worked for A.P. Moller - Maersk for almost four decades. It has been an international career which has provided continuous challenges and endless learning opportunities across multiple industries, and the opportunity for my family to live abroad for 12 years. I am grateful to A.P. Moller - Maersk to whom I owe my entire career and to my family for their unlimited support. I wish Søren Skou and all my colleagues all the best with the continued transformation and development of A.P. Moller - Maersk."