Hamburg Süd has named Lasse Carøe Henningsen (pictured above) to replace chief financial officer Jakob Wegge-Larsen at the beginning of June.

Mr Wegge-Larsen, who started in the role in December 2017 but assumed the duties of chief financial officer for parent company Maersk’s Ocean & Logistics division in February, is to move to Copenhagen.

Mr Henningsen, 46, will be in charge of Hamburg Süd’s business finance and accounting divisions and join the management board.

Mr Henningsen has spent many years of his career working for consulting and auditing firms EY and PwC, and is no stranger to the shipping industry or the Maersk group.

He has served as head of accounting & control at Maersk Tankers and, since 2018, has been chief financial officer at Christiania Shipping, a Copenhagen-based carrier that specialises in chemicals.

Chief executive Arnt Vespermann said: “We are delighted to be welcoming a proven expert with Lasse Carøe Henningsen stepping on board as Jakob Wegge-Larsen’s successor. With his expertise in finance and shipping as well as his extensive management experience, he will be advancing projects that are important to Hamburg Süd.”

The company added that this included the rollout of S/4HANA, the latest version of SAP, in its finance units.

“Since the closing with Maersk, Jakob Wegge-Larsen has helped us greatly to transfer Maersk’s financial reporting structures to Hamburg Süd, facilitating its integration into the Maersk group. We are pleased that he will continue to have close ties with Hamburg Süd in his new role in Copenhagen,” Dr Vespermann added.

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