Søren Skou has headed Maersk’s transformation from a diversified conglomerate to an integrated logistics firm, putting the company on a new growth trajectory since 2016. Vincent Clerc, who is the current CEO of the company’s Ocean and Logistics business, will be succeeding as CEO of Maersk effective 1st January, 2023.
“Soren has contributed to our group’s development over almost 40 years, of which 11 as CEO for Maersk Tankers, 4 as CEO for Maersk Line and close to 7 years as CEO of Maersk. During his tenure as the 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 behalf of the Board, I sincerely thank Soren for his valued leadership and impressive results. I am equally grateful for Soren’s support in the CEO succession review making sure the company does not lose any momentum in its strategic endeavours in a changing and difficult market” said the Chair of the Board of Directors, Robert M. Uggla.
Robert M. Uggla added, “The Board is pleased to announce Vincent Clerc as the new CEO of Maersk. Since 2019, Vincent has been the CEO of Maersk Ocean and Logistics, which contributes a significant part of the company’s invested capital and results. He has been a pivotal leader for Maersk’s transformation, demonstrating great strategic acumen, an ability to execute complex plan and deliver long term shareholder value through compelling customer solutions. The strong tail winds that benefited the supply chain industries during the pandemic are coming to an end. With an increasingly challenging outlook, the Board believes Vincent holds the right experience and capabilities as CEO to pursue and oversee Maersk’s strategic and organisational development in the years to come.”