AP Moller – Maersk A/S has recently announced that Soren Toft, its chief operating officer, is resigning from his position effective immediately.
The Danish shipping giant said in a brief release on November 11 that Toft, who mainly oversee its core container shipping business, has decided to "pursue an opportunity outside of the company."
Maersk said the void he left will be taken over by Søren Skou.
The Maersk Executive Board now consist of Søren Skou, CEO and interim COO, Carolina Dybeck Happe, CFO, Vincent Clerc, CCO, and Morten Engelstoft, CEO of APM Terminals.
“I have worked with Søren for many years, and I appreciate Søren’s many contributions to A.P. Moller - Maersk. He leaves an agile and strong operating organization and we all wish Søren the very best in the future,” says Søren Skou, CEO of AP.
On November 13, British-Dutch transnational consumer goods company, Unilever PLC, announced it has tapped the former head of Maersk as its new chairman, effective immediately.