Søren Leth Johannsen will be the new chief executive officer (CEO) of Maersk’s reefer container manufacturing subsidiary, Maersk Container Industry (MCI).

Johannsen, the current chief commercial officer (CCO) of the company, will take over as the new CEO of MCI in November, replacing Sean Fitzgerald who has decided to step down from the role as CEO and relocate to the United States.

“With his many years at MCI, he [Søren Leth Johannsen] has great insight in both market and customers, which will be valuable on the journey ahead. I would also like to thank Sean Fitzgerald for all his dedication since joining five years ago,” commented Henriette Hallberg Thygesen, CEO of Fleet & Strategic Brands at A.P. Moller – Maersk.

Søren Leth Johannsen has been with MCI for the last 17 years and has held the role of CCO since joining.

Commenting on his promotion, he said, “MCI is a high-performing and innovative company with a very skilled and talented organisation, and I am excited to take on the position as CEO. In recent years, the company has transformed and is now considered the leader within container cooling technology. I am looking forward to continuing this development as we also embark on the work to define the future structural setup for MCI.”

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