A.P. Møller-Mærsk (Maersk) has announced that Vincent Clerc, currently CEO of the company’s Ocean and Logistic business, will succeed Soren Skou as CEO of Maersk effective 1 January 2023.
Skou led the company’s transformation from a diversified conglomerate to an integrated logistics company and set the business on a new growth trajectory. He had been with Maersk for nearly 40 years, including 11 as CEO Maersk Tankers, four as CEO Maersk Line and close to seven years as Maersk CEO. Clerc has been CEO of Maersk Ocean and Logistics since 2019.
Clerc said: “I am thrilled by the trust the Board is showing by giving me the opportunity to lead the next stages of our transformation. It is a privilege for me to lead a company with such a long heritage, strong values, and tremendous potential.On the heels of a pandemic, and now with the war in Ukraine and an energy crisis upon us, there are many tough challenges ahead; challenges that impact us all and where Maersk can make a difference. 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. It will demand of us that we stay the course on our strategy, delivering on our digitalisation and decarbonisation roadmaps, while keeping a sharper than ever eye on our operational excellence and performance.”