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Maersk Group’s chief financial officer, Jakob Stausholm, has decided to leave the company at the end of the month, as his finance role will now fall under the remit of IT.
Mr Stausholm joined AP Møller-Maersk in December 2016 to play a leading role in the Danish firm’s restructuring from conglomerate into the Transport & Logistics business, where he held an influential role as chief finance, strategy and transformation officer.
Mr Stausholm said although he agreed with the new organisational design, “as a consequence of the change, I have requested to pursue other opportunities”.
The news of Mr Stausholm’s departure comes as a big surprise; not least because of his prominent role in Maersk’s recent 2017 earnings call conference and its Capital Markets Day investor presentation in Copenhagen.