Maersk Tankers hires Annelise Goldstein as its new Chief Human Resources Officer

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Annelise Goldstein
Maersk Tankers has appointed Annelise Goldstein as its Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) as the company continues to build a high-performing, diverse and inclusive culture for its employees. She succeeds Prakash Thangachan who is leaving the company after four years of dedicated service.

Goldstein is currently Associate Client Partner at Korn Ferry where she is responsible for leadership development within the Nordics. She has more than 20 years of experience in the field of leadership, talent and organisational development. This includes senior leadership roles at Novo Nordisk, leading the global talent and diversity and inclusion strategy as well as holding senior HR business partner roles advising executive management. 

At Maersk Tankers, Goldstein will be spearheading the leadership agenda; driving organisational development and leading the diversity and inclusion strategy. This will help accelerate the ongoing transformation of the company into a service business that is providing solutions and services for vessel owners. 

”As we transform Maersk Tankers, we need to secure a breadth of expertise that will bolster our effort to create an innovative and sustainable future for the company and industry. Annelise is a highly experienced leader with a proven track record, promoting leadership development and diversity and inclusion. This makes her a strong fit for the next step in our transformation,” says Christian M. Ingerslev, CEO of Maersk Tankers.

Goldstein will become a member of the executive management team at Maersk Tankers and report to the CEO.

“I am excited to join Maersk Tankers at a time where the company is going through significant changes. With this comes a cultural shift that requires strong purpose-driven leadership and a high-performing organisation that fosters the collective talents of its diverse employees. I look forward to working with Maersk Tankers’ leaders to drive the next step of the transformation,” says Annelise Goldstein. 

Goldstein holds a Master in Social Policy from the University of Pennsylvania, USA, and a Master in Psychology from Aarhus University, Denmark. As Goldstein takes over the role of CHRO, Prakash Thangachan will leave the company in search of new opportunities.

“I want to extend my sincere thanks to Prakash for his strong leadership during the past four years. He has been instrumental in setting up Maersk Tankers as an independent service company, leaving a legacy in the form of a robust organisational set-up, highly engaged employees and a capable human resources team,” says Ingerslev.

Thangachan is due to leave Maersk Tankers on 12th of March 2021. Goldstein will join the company on 1st of March, ensuring a smooth handover period.

Kis Soegaard

About Maersk Tankers

Maersk Tankers is a service company that provides commercial management solutions for shipowners in the tanker industry, operating one of the largest tanker fleets in the world. Our purpose is to pioneer shipping solutions for our partners and the planet. Founded in 1928, we have a century of expertise in management of tankers, which we use to develop and deploy solutions that help shipowners boost the economic and environmental performance of their vessels. Maersk Tankers employs approximately 300 employees in Denmark, Singapore, India and the U.S. and is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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