Claus Hemmingsen will leave the company with the closure of the Energy division, set to take place by the end of June.
A.P. Møller – Maersk has confirmed that Vice CEO Claus V. Hemmingsen is leaving the company.
Maersk said that Hemmingsen, CEO of the Energy division, had “successfully concluded the separation of Maersk Tankers, Maersk Oil and Maersk Drilling as part of the transformation initiated in 2016 to focus A.P. Møller – Maersk on becoming the global integrator of container logistics.”
Hemmingsen will leave the company with the closure of the Energy division, set to take place by the end of June.
He has served as a member of Maersk’s executive board since 2007 and as vice CEO and CEO of the Energy division since September 2016.
In a press release, Jim Hageman Snabe, chairman of the company’s board of directors, thanked Hemmingsen “for his considerable results in fronting the separation of our oil and oil-related businesses, which he has done with the utmost respect for the history and legacy of the individual companies while ensuring a foundation for their continued growth and prosperity outside A.P. Møller – Maersk.”
In the same press release from Maersk, Hemmingsen said, “I am privileged to have worked for A.P. Møller – Maersk for almost four decades. It has been an international career which has provided continuous challenges and endless learning opportunities across multiple industries and the opportunity for my family to live abroad for 12 years. I have grateful to A.P. Møller – Maersk, to whom I owe my entire career, and to my family for their unlimited support.”
The company will host a “farewell reception” for Hemmingsen at Maersk headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark, on June 19.