Robert Uggla to take over as chair at Maersk

Robert Maersk Uggla, 43, is to take over Chair of the Board of AP Moller–Maersk as Jim Hagemann Snabe stands down. Robert Mærsk Uggla is the great-great-grandson of Peter Mærsk Møller, who founded the company 118 years ago.

His mother Ane Maersk Mc-Kinney Uggla is also standing down as Vice-Chair of AP Moller–Maersk and will be replaced by board member Marc Engel. Ane Maersk Mc-Kinney Uggla has been Vice-Chair of AP Moller–Maersk since 2003 and is also chair of AP Moller Holdings.

On the changing of the guard she said: “The transformation of AP Moller - Maersk into an integrated container logistics company is well underway as a result of the efforts of the Board of Directors, the management led by Søren Skou, and the many dedicated employees. After three decades on the Board, it is time for me to pass on the responsibility to Robert, who with his seven years on the Board of Directors has been a driving force in the development of AP Moller – Maersk.”

Robert Maersk Uggla said, “I am very humbled to accept the nomination as Chair of the company. We initiated the restructuring and renewal of AP Moller–Maersk in 2016 and have come a long way on many fronts. I am grateful for Ane and Jim’s contributions to the company and their personal support also in the future. I look forward to continuing AP Moller-Maersk’s transformation in close cooperation with Marc Engel, the Board, and management.”

Mr. Engel joined the APMM board in 2019 and is also the outgoing chief supply chain officer of Unilever, and will hand over to his successor there, Reginaldo Ecclissato, after 30 years, in April.

Mr. Hagemann Snabe has served on APMM board since 2016 and has been chairman since 2017. He said: “It has been a privilege to be part of the reinvention of this unique company. The focus on the core business and the development of new capabilities within logistics, digitalization, and sustainability has been key to transforming the company.

“Robert has been involved all the way and during his time on the board has played a central role in the restructuring and transformation. The timing of a generational change is, therefore, well-chosen,” he added.