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AP Møller-Maersk has announced that Patrick Jany (pictured above) is to become its new chief financial officer on 1 May, replacing Carolina Dybeck Happe, who is moving to US industrial giant General Electric.
The 52-year-old Mr Jany, a German citizen, is currently CFO of Swiss chemical firm Clariant, having previously held various finance leadership positions at pharma provider Sandoz.
“I am pleased to welcome Patrick Jany; he will play a key role in the acceleration of our strategic transformation. Patrick brings solid financial experience and a proven record of managing cost discipline as well as profitable growth through M&A and innovation. I look forward to our cooperation,” said Maersk chief executive Søren Skou.
Mr Jany said: “Not only is AP Møller-Maersk a global leader in shipping, ports and logistics, it is also a company which builds on a strong foundation while leading the transformation of an entire industry through digital innovation and continuous optimisation.”
The APMM executive board will comprise Mr Skou, Mr Jany, CEO of ocean and logistics Vincent Clerc, CEO of APM Terminals Morten Engelstoft, and CEO of fleet & strategic brands Henriette Hallberg Thygesen.