Logistics group Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), has announced that Soren Toft today (2 December) started his new role as chief executive officer.
As CEO Toft will report directly to Diego Aponte, MSC group president, and Gianluigi Aponte, founder and MSC group chairman, the group outlined.
He will oversee MSC’s global cargo businesses including ocean liner and logistics, and will also be a member of the board of directors of Terminal Investment Ltd (TiL), the terminals business which is majority-owned by MSC.
Toft joins MSC from Maersk, where he served as chief operating officer since 2013 and later as a member of the executive board.
MSC said that his long-standing career in shipping over more than two decades and extensive experience in leadership roles would bring "significant value" to MSC’s cargo businesses, building on the company’s existing strengths and boosting its development plans even further.
“With his twenty-five years of experience in leadership roles at Maersk, and his comprehensive understanding of the future of the container shipping supply chain, Soren is the ideal match to help lead MSC into the future at the helm of our family company, building on the strategy which has made MSC such a growing success these past five decades," said Aponte.
Toft added: “I am very excited and humbled by the opportunity given to me by the Aponte family. Helping to preserve the MSC DNA and lead such a successful company into the future is a great honour and a privilege for me.”