Maersk restructures functions to speed up digitization

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A.P. Moller-Maersk said it is accelerating its business transformation after a year of solid progress toward becoming the global integrator of container logistics.

The areas of finance, transformation, IT and digital, which currently are organized into one function, will be divided into a fully focused finance function and functions that ae focused on IT, strategy, digital and transformation.

“Hereby, the IT-function will answer directly into the CEO, Søren Skou, the execution power will be increased and it will pave the way for further accelerating the business transformation,” said the company in a statement.

Consequently, the current chief finance, strategy and transformation officer and registered director, Jakob Stausholm, has decided to leave the company, it added.

“I have had the pleasure of working closely with Jakob for more than six years and I have always valued Jakob’s enthusiasm and support. Jakob inspires as well as challenges the organization,” said Skou.

“Jakob has led the first part of our digital transformation and has done a great job in driving our strategy and managing the CFO-areas. I would like to thank Jakob for a good partnership and his contribution and I wish him all the best in the future.”

Stausholm said: “It has been an honour and a pleasure to work for Maersk. Søren Skou and the company has shown great confidence in me and I have been offered some of the most exciting job opportunities. I very much agree with the new organisational design. It is the right solution for the company, however as a consequence of the change, I have requested to pursue other opportunities.”

Jim Hagemann Snabe, chairman of the Board of Directors of A.P. Moller-Maersk, said that digitalization is changing the company’s business model and strategy implementation. “With this organisational change, we expand our management capacity within digitalisation to accelerate the transformation.”

Stausholm will step down from the Executive Board of A.P. Moller-Maersk by the end of March 2018.