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APM Terminals has appointed of Sahar Rashidbeigi (pictured above) to the newly created role of head of decarbonisation.
She will assume the role on 1 November, based at global headquarters in The Hague.
“As a company, we have high ambitions and we are fully committed to addressing the emissions in our operations, but also to turning this challenge into an opportunity for our customers and partners”, said Mikael Gutman, head of APM Terminals procurement.
“However, we cannot do it without the right people, and I am very happy that Sahar will be joining us to lead this important and impactful journey for APM Terminals in collaboration with our partners, suppliers, as well as the wider Maersk team,” he added.
Ms Rashidbeigi has over five years’ experience at McKinsey & Co in Amsterdam, where she was co-founder and co-lead of McKinsey Sustainability Insights.
She also gained experience in Vietnam, Thailand and Kuwait, working for Schlumberger, a supplier of technology and consultancy services, while her most recent assignment was as senior strategy advisor with Invest-NL, a Dutch impact fund, focused on a transition towards a carbon-neutral and circular economy.
Recently, APM Terminals partnered with Siemens on a pilot to significantly reduce emissions at its terminal in Mumbai, India. The next step will see it roll out terminal-specific improvement measures with the aim of achieving similar emission reduction in other locations.
“I am inspired by the opportunity to build further on the progress already made and to drive the company’s transformation toward carbon-neutrality,” Ms Rashidbeigi said.