Maersk Line announces new CFO
2015-03-13 19:51

Maersk Line announces new CFO

Today, Maersk Line announces that on 7 April 2015, Pierre Danet, current Vice President and regional CFO of Hewlett Packard, Printing and Personal Systems in EMEA, will join Maersk Line as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and be part of the management board of Maersk Line.

Our current Chief Strategy, Finance and Transformation Officer, Jakob Stausholm will continue in the role of Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer, adding further focus and leadership to the ongoing transformation and business development of Maersk Line.

As of 7 April 2015, Maersk Line’s management board will consist of:

  • Søren Skou, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Michael Chivers, Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Vincent Clerc, Chief Trade & Marketing Officer
  • Pierre Danet, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Steven Schueler, Chief Commercial Officer, (CCO)
  • Jakob Stausholm, Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer
  • Søren Toft, Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Contact: Senior Press Officer, Michael Christian Storgaard, +45 3363 3534 or

About Pierre Danet
Pierre Danet is French, 44 years old, holds a MBA from ESSEC in France, and is married with three children.


  • June 2012 – present: Vice President and regional CFO, Printing & Personal Systems, EMEA (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • August 2011 – June 2012: Vice President and regional CFO, Personal Systems, EMEA (Geneva Area, Switzerland)

Procter & Gamble:

  • April 2008 – July 2011: Finance Director, Fabric Care, Western Europe (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • 2004 – 2008: Finance Director, Beauty Care, South-East Asia (Singapore)
  • 2001 – 2004: Associate Director, Asia Shared Service Center (Manila, Philippines)
  • 1998 – 2001: Associate Director, Finance, Poland/Baltics (Warsaw, Poland)

Download picture of Pierre Danet here.

About Maersk Line
Maersk Line is the world’s largest container shipping company, known for reliable, flexible and eco-efficient services. We provide ocean transportation in all parts of the world. We serve our customers through 374 offices in 116 countries. We employ 7,100 seafarers and 25,500 land-based employees and operate 610 container vessels. We market our services through the Maersk Line, Safmarine and Sealand (Intra-Americas) brands. Maersk Line is the holding company for MCC Transport (Intra-Asia), Seago Line (Intra-Europe) and Mercosul (Brazil).

Maersk Line is part of the Maersk Group, headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Group employs about 89,207 people in around 130 countries. 2014 revenue: USD 48 billion.

Maersk Line key financial figures

FFE: Forty-Foot Equivalent Unit

(USD million)FY 2014FY 2013Revenue27,35126,196Reported profit2,3411,510Volume (FFE ‘000)9,4428,839Rate (USD/FFE)2,6302,674ROIC (%)11.6%7.4%- - - - - -

Source: Maersk Line press release

Source: Maersk Line press release