Maersk Tankers reinforces its executive team to boost partner services and growth

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Press release

CEO, Christian M. Ingerslev
Maersk Tankers is reorganising the business that manages chartering, partner and operations activities, and is adding two new leaders to its executive team. The move comes at a time when the company is looking to boost its partner services and accelerate growth.

The change will see the commercial business divided into three strategic areas: Chartering and Freight Solutions, Commercial and Operations. The company has appointed Tom Hewitson as Head of Chartering and Freight Solutions, Eva Birgitte Bisgaard will continue as Chief Commercial Officer and Aditya Trehan, Global Head of Operations, is being elevated to the executive team. 

“We have ambitious growth plans, and we want to bring pioneering solutions to market that help shipowners boost their performance economically and environmentally. Therefore, I am delighted to have these three highly capable leaders in the executive team. They have a deep understanding of partners and customers’ needs, and they bring diverse but complementary skills within chartering, commercial partnerships and operations, which will bring value to partners, customers and employees,” says Christian M. Ingerslev, Chief Executive Officer of Maersk Tankers.

Tom Hewitson will lead Maersk Tankers’ chartering and freight solutions unit, whose remit is the seaborne transportation of energy products for large energy companies and trading houses. He has served in leadership positions with companies such as Morgan Stanley, bp and Castleton Commodities International, including as Managing Director of global tanker freight trading and chartering. He brings deep knowledge, spanning more than two decades, of freight trading, risk management and chartering for crude and product tankers.

Eva Birgitte Bisgaard will lead Maersk Tankers’ sales and services for shipowners, which are being brought together in the Commercial unit. She will also head the company’s work on decarbonisation and digitalisation. This aims to bring innovative solutions to market that cut industry emissions and boost shipowners’ earnings and lead to growth at Maersk Tankers. With a two-decade background in technology, during which time she has served in various executive positions, Bisgaard brings a deep understanding of how digitalisation can drive growth and innovation.

Aditya Trehan, Global Head of Operations and Managing Director of Maersk Tankers’ Mumbai activities, has been promoted to the executive team. This comes at a time when the company is seeing increasing demand for and value from vessel operations to ensure vessels are in prime shape and able to cross the oceans efficiently to cut emissions and increase earnings for shipowners. He has a background in shipping, spending most of his career in operations.

Maersk Tankers’ executive team will consist of seven persons when the appointments take effect from 1 October 2022.

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.