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About Henriette Hallberg Thygesen

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​Year of birth



  • Executive MBA “E-MBA Global”, Columbia University, Ne
    w York/London Business School, 2009
  • PhD in Applied Mathematics, Copenhagen Business School, 2003
  • Master of Science (Cand.Merc.Mat.), Copenhagen Business School, 1998
  • MBA (International Management), ECCIP Paris/EU
    Munich, 1994
  • Various courses at I MD, Harvard, Columbia Business S
    chool and Cranfield.

Professional experience

2016- : CEO, Svitzer (Copenhagen) Maersk Group: Senior VP and CEO
of Svitzer. Founded in 1833, Svitzer provides a range of marine services. Its fleet numbers around 450 vessels and operates across the world. Member of the Maersk Management

2014-2016: CEO, Damco Americas (New Jersey) Maersk Group: Group VP and CEO of Damco Americas (North and South America). Damco
provides logistics and supply chain management services
(physical and digital). The role also included responsibility for
Government Services, Project Logistics and Damco Distribution Services.

2011-2014: CEO, Damco North Asia (Hong Kong) MaerskGroup: Group
VP and CEO of Damco North Asia (Kina, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Japan).

2008-2011: VP Chief Process Officer, Damco (Copenhagen) Maersk
Group: Group VP and functional manager of IT, process optimisation
and process excellence (Lean/Six Sigma), portfolio management, project governance as well as offshoring strategy and implementation.

2007-2008: Senior Director, Maersk Group HR Talent Management

2006-2007: Director, Maersk Oil Strategic Planning, Mergers & Acquisitions (Copenhagen).

2004-2006: Operations Manager, Maersk Logistics (Damco), Greater
China Area (Shanghai).

2002-2004: Shanghai Branch Manager, Maersk Logistics (Damco),(Shanghai).

1999-2002: Research Manager, Maersk Tankers (Copenhagen).

1997-1999: Research Assistant, Maersk Tankers (Copenhagen).

1994-1997: Trainee, Maersk Group Management (Madrid and

Relevant competencies in compliance with the adopted competency profile for the board of COWI Holding A/S

  • Financial management
  • Customer relations management, including sales, marketing and branding
  • People management in knowledge-based companies
  • Operational excellence in service companies
  • M&A or alliance experience
  • Business development.

LAST UPDATED: 03.11.2017