Ex-APM Terminals executive takes top ABP job

Henrik L. Pedersen Henrik L. Pedersen: “With ABP handling around 25% of the UK’s seaborne trade, making sure the business can continue to develop and grow is vitally important for our customers and the wider UK economy"
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APM Terminals’ chief commercial officer (CCO) Henrik L. Pedersen has been appointed chief executive officer (CEO) of Associated British Ports (ABP).

Mr Pedersen, who will take up the role in August 2018, has been APM’s COO since January 2017 and has 20 years’ experience in a wide range of senior leadership roles across parent company A.P. Moller-Maersk’s businesses worldwide.

Mr Pedersen said: “With ABP handling around 25% of the UK’s seaborne trade, making sure the business can continue to develop and grow is vitally important for our customers and the wider UK economy.

“It’s an immensely exciting challenge and I look forward to working with everyone at ABP to achieve that goal.”

ABP chairman, Dr Phil Nolan, commented: “We are all very much looking forward to welcoming Henrik on board. “Henrik brings with him a wealth of experience and we are confident that under his leadership ABP will continue to go from strength to strength.”

Paying tribute to departing CEO James Cooper, Dr Nolan said, “We are deeply grateful to James for his outstanding contribution to the business and wish him every success for the future.”

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