APM Terminals has appointed Henrik L. Pedersen as Chief Executive Officer for the Asia-Pacific Region based in Shanghai, China. In his new role, Mr. Pedersen will be part of APM Terminal’s global Senior Management Team.
Mr. Pedersen joined the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group in 1998, where he held various positions within Maersk Line, before working in DAMCO, the Group’s logistics arm. In 2001, he became CFO of DAMCO Greater China Area based in Shanghai, and subsequently took up the position as head of Warehousing, Distribution and New Investment Projects, also for DAMCO Greater China Area.
In January 2008, Mr. Pedersen became APM Terminals’ Vice President of Business Development Latin America based in Panama. During his 4 year tenure in Latin America, the company secured new and very sizable investment projects in Callao, Peru; Santos, Brazil; Moin, Costa Rica; and Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico.
Mr. Pedersen, a Danish national, comes with a finance degree from Copenhagen Business School in Denmark, and subsequent management courses from Columbia Business School in New York City, USA.
Commenting on his new role, Mr. Pedersen said, ”I am very excited to take on these new responsibilities. Our Asia-Pacific Region is a growth market and we are privileged to already operate a number of wholly owned and joint venture first class terminals. My immediate focus will be to drive further service improvements towards our customers and adding further value in the terminals where we participate as joint venture partners.”
Dredging Today Staff, February 8, 2012; Image: apmterminals