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Global freight forwarder Damco, part of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, announced the appointments of two key senior executives to lead the company’s drive for strategic growth in North Asia.

The appointments took effect on January 2, 2012.

Henriette Hallberg Thygesen has been appointed chief executive officer for the region. She has been with the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group for 16 years, primarily working in the field of logistics, and was most recently the global chief process officer for Damco.

Thygesen earlier worked in China as Shanghai branch manager of then Maersk Logistics (now Damco) and later as operations manager for the Greater China area.

Thygesen holds a Ph.D. in applied mathematics and an Executive-MBA from London Business School/Columbia University.

Commenting on her new role, Thygesen said, “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.”

Thygesen replaces Steffen Schiottz-Christensen, who will remain in the North Asia region as vice president and head of airfreight for the recently acquired New Times International Transport Service Co. Ltd.

Reporting directly to Thygesen is Richard Morgan, newly appointed chief commercial officer for North Asia. Morgan will be responsible for the overall commercial and business development of the region.

Since joining A.P. Moller-Maersk Group in 2003, Morgan has held senior supply chain management posts including as chief commercial officer in UK. In this position, he won many global and regional key accounts and significantly increased sales output in the UK.

Both Thygesen and Morgan will be based in Hong Kong to be closer to Damco’s clients and commercial interests in North Asia.


Photo courtesy of Damco

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