Soren Toft msc

Former Maersk chief operating officer Soren Toft (pictured above) today begins his new job as chief executive at MSC.

He will report directly to group president Diego Aponte and founder and chairman Gianluigi Aponte.

Mr Toft will oversee MSC’s global cargo businesses, including ocean liner and logistics, and will also be a member of the board of directors of Terminal Investment Ltd (TiL), the terminals business majority-owned by MSC.

With over two decades in the shipping industry, he had served as chief operating officer at Maersk since 2013.

“With his twenty-five years of experience in leadership roles at Maersk, and his comprehensive understanding of the future of the container shipping supply chain, Soren is the ideal match to help lead MSC into the future at the helm of our family company, building on the strategy which has made MSC such a growing success these past five decades,” said Diego Aponte.

Mr Toft said: “I am very excited and humbled by the opportunity given to me by the Aponte family. Helping to preserve the MSC DNA and lead such a successful company into the future is a great honour and a privilege.”

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