Damco Strengthens North Asia Leadership Bench with Key Appointmentsby Press Release on 2012-01-24 00:21:06
Hong Kong, January 20, 2012 – Damco, one of the world’s leading providers of freight forwarding and supply chain management solutions, has recently made several key appointments of senior executives to lead the company’s ongoing efforts to drive strategic growth in the North Asia region.
The following appointments went into effect from January 2, 2012:
Ms. Henriette Hallberg Thygesen
Chief Executive Officer
North Asia Region
Ms. Henriette Hallberg Thygesen has been with the A.P.Moller-Maersk Group for 16 years primarily working within the field of logistics and comes most recently from a role as global Chief Process Officer for Damco. Henriette has also earlier in her career been working in China both as Shanghai Branch Manager of then Maersk Logistics (Now Damco) and later as Operations manager for the Greater China Area.
Henriette holds a Ph.D. in applied mathematics and an Executive-MBA from London Business School/Columbia University. Henriette will be based in Hong Kong in order to be closer to the majority of Damco’s clients and commercial interests and support the ambitious growth plans for Damco North Asia.
“North Asia is a key territory for Damco and I am very pleased that Henriette has agreed to take the position as CEO. It is a challenging task as our overall growth ambition is high, but I have no doubt that Henriette is the right person for the task”, said Rolf Habben-Jansen, CEO of Damco.
Commenting on her new role, Ms. Henriette Hallberg Thygesen said, “For me, this new year was even more exciting than usual, as I have been looking forward to take on this new role. North Asia has been through a fantastic development during the last decade with tremendous successes but there is still much more we can contribute and accomplish. We have a strong organization in place and I am immensely honoured to have the opportunity to lead Damco North Asia into a new era of growth.”
Henriette replaces Mr. Steffen Schiottz-Christensen who will remain in the North Asia region as Vice President & Head of Airfreight for the recently acquired New Times International Transport Service Co. Ltd. (NTS).
Chief Commercial Officer
North Asia Region
Reporting directly to new CEO Ms. Henriette Hallberg Thygesen, Mr. Richard Morgan will be responsible for the overall commercial and business development activities in the region.
Richard comes from the position as Chief Commercial Officer in UK and Ireland and other senior supply chain management posts with a very strong and professional background since joining A.P. Moller-Maersk Group in 2003. Richard has been responsible for winning and growing many of the Global and Regional Key Accounts in the UK, along with the development of successful Strategic and Field Sales units, leading to a significant increase in Sales output in Great Britain.
"It's a great opportunity to be part of a fast growing region which offers a full spectrum of logistics and supply chain services. I am looking forward to working with my colleagues in the region to further strengthen our commercial performance and drive additional value for our customers across all of our products ” said Mr. Morgan on his new appointment.
Announcing his appointment, Ms. Henriette Hallberg Thygesen, CEO of Damco North Asia said, ”We are delighted to have Richard on board as the new Commercial Officer of North Asia. He brings with him a wealth of experience which will prove invaluable as we continue to build and strengthen our customer partnerships and position Damco for future growth in the region.”
Richard will be based in Hong Kong and become member of the Damco leadership team in North Asia.
Damco is one of the world’s leading third party logistics providers specialising in customised freight forwarding and supply chain solutions, offering a broad range of services to customers all over the world. The company has 10,500 employees in over 280 offices across 90 countries and representation in 120 countries in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, Middle East, and Latin America. In 2010, the company had a net turnover of over USD 2.7 billion, managed more than 2.4 million TEU of ocean freight and supply chain management volumes and air freighted more than 75,000 tons.
Damco is part of the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group.