Alumni Stories · Leadership

IMD EMBA valedictorian takes a lead role at A.P. Møller – Mærsk

Claus V. Hemmingsen was named CEO of the Group’s Energy division
October 2016

IMD EMBA Alumnus and 2007 class valedictorian Claus V. Hemmingsen has recently been appointed Group Vice CEO of A.P. Møller – Mærsk and CEO for its energy division.

Hemmingsen joined the Maersk Group in 1981 as a shipping trainee and after having completed his shipping education, he joined Maersk Drilling’s Human Resource Department.

After being stationed in Hong Kong for Maersk Line (1992-1997) and in Singapore (1997-2000), Hemmingsen returned to Hong Kong in 2000 where as Managing Director he had the overall responsibility for Maersk’s activities in the Hong Kong SAR.

In 2003, Hemmingsen returned to the head office in Copenhagen as Senior Vice President responsible for the container activities’ Global Service Delivery, including Global Shared Service Centres. He simultaneously held responsibility for APM Terminals until June 2004, before taking over responsibility for Maersk Drilling and Maersk Supply Service in 2005, for SVITZER A/S in 2008 and for Maersk Tankers in 2012. From January 2014 to October 2016, Mr Hemmingsen’s role focused on being CEO for Maersk Drilling and member of the Group Executive Board.

Hemmingsen completed the IMD Executive MBA program in 2007 and was named the cohort’s Valedictorian that year.

A.P. Møller – Mærsk has made several other changes to the group’s executive management following the decision to separate its businesses into two independent divisions, Transport & Logistics and Energy.

A.P. Møller – Mærsk has a long history of working with IMD. In 2008 IMD opened the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Center dedicated to the group.
IMD and the EMBA team congratulate Claus Hemmingsen!
Find out more about the IMD EMBA experience.

Alumni Stories Sustainability Leadership
Empowered by the challenge
On a study trip to Kenya, at the mid-point of his MBA course, Jesper Hörnberg began entertaining an idea that was to become one of his most impactful business ventures.
Empowered by the challenge
MBA Alumni stories – Meet Felipe Gomez
Business leaders can cultivate ‘virtue’ and improve their leadership skills, says Felipe Gomez (MBA 2002).
IMD News Leadership Innovation
Unlock next level leadership success with Orchestrating Winning Performance - IMD's signature program
Leaders operating in today’s constantly evolving landscape are feeling added pressure to optimize the core business for growth while simultaneously creating new sources of revenue for the future. As a result, there is a stronger imperative than ever for executives to seize opportunities to strengthen their leadership and become better leaders.
Unlock next level leadership success with Orchestrating Winning Performance - IMD's signature program