Keld Mosgaard Christensen, new CEO of the Port of Salalah

Keld Mosgaard Christensen will be the new chief executive officer (CEO) at the Port of Salalah in Oman after the decision of Mark Hardiman to step down.

The leadership of the port in the Middle East will change hands after four years with Keld Mosgaard Christensen taking over his duties on 1 September 2022. He has recently been elected as the new CEO by the board of directors of this joint venture where APM Terminals holds a 30% share.

Keld Mosgaard Christensen stated, “I look forward to working with the team in Salalah to best serve our customers and to maintain a safe, and engaging workplace - one that helps us deliver on our Safer, Better, Bigger strategy and helps APM Terminals become the World’s Best Terminal Company. My connections with the team and the facilities in Salalah make me very confident of our continued success.”

Keld Mosgaard Christensen comes with industry experience, most recently from having served as managing director of APM Terminals Poti in Georgia. He joined A.P. Moller - Maersk in 1997, later worked outside the company for several years for ISS A/S and for the Danish foreign service as consul general in Istanbul, Turkey before he moved to Poti in 2019.

During his time in Poti, Keld delivered impressive efficiency and standardization improvements together with the team, while also gaining valuable experience in running a multi-operational port. This will be crucial for his role as CEO of the Port of Salalah, which also operates both the container and general cargo facilities,” commented Lars Mikael Jensen, head of hubs and collaboration at APM Terminals.

The outgoing CEO, Mark Hardiman will continue as advisor during the transition period before his next role in the organisation.

Source: Container News


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