The board of directors at A.P. Møller – Mærsk has proposed the re-election of Dorothee Blessing, Niels Bjørn Christiansen and Arne Karlsson as members, as well as the election of Bernard L. Bot and Marc Engel as new members.
According to Mærsk, Blessing, Christiansen and Karlsson will step from the board at the ordinary annual general meeting on April 2, 2019. Robert Routs and Jan Leschly will also be stepping down.
Bot will bring an international outlook and experience within the transport and logistics sector and global business-to-business technology enterprises, as well as financial expertise.
He has held the position of CFO of Travelport Worldwide Ltd. since 2016 and has previously held CFO positions at Aer Lingus Plc, TNT Express NV and TNT NV. From 1992 to 2005, he was at McKinsey & Company, Amsterdam.
Engel is experienced in supply chain operations, procurement, logistics, finance and strategy development.
He has held the position of chief supply chain officer and member of the Unilever Leadership Executive at Unilever Plc since 2016. Prior to his current position, Engel had an executive leadership role in Unilever’s East Africa business, where he was responsible for laying the foundations for accelerated growth. From 2008 to 2014, he was chief procurement officer of Unilever. In addition to his current position, Engel is also a non-executive director at PostNL N.V. and advisory board member of AndGreen Fund.
“I am delighted to welcome Bernard Bot and Marc Engel to the board of directors of A.P. Møller – Mærsk,” said Jim Hagemann Snabe, chairman of the board. “Bernard and Marc add critical capabilities to the board in line with our strategic priorities to become the global integrator of container logistics.”