Andersen to leave Maersk Inc. for top position in Copenhagen
Thomas Thune Andersen will step down as president and chief executive officer of Maersk Inc. in the United States to become a partner of Denmark’s A.P. Moller-Maersk group in Copenhagen.
The change is caused by the sudden resignation of Kjeld Fjeldgaard, a partner of A.P. Moller-Maersk in charge of oil and gas activities, due to “disagreement on management issues,” the Danish group said Wednesday. Fjeldgaard will resign as partner of the group and head of oil activities, effective July 1.
When Andersen leaves Maersk Inc., the U.S. arm of A.P. Moller-Maersk, he will be led by Russell Bruner, an American who has been with the group since 1989 and held management positions in and outside the United States.
“Until Mr. Thomas Thune Andersen is released from Maersk Inc., Mr. Jess S'derberg will act as CEO of M'rsk Olie og Gas AS,” the Danish group said.
Andersen’s predecessor at Maersk Inc., Tommy Thomsen, left the U.S.-based company in 2001, also to become a partner of A.P. Moller-Maersk group in Copenhagen.