Søren Skou has been Group CEO of A.P. Møller Mærsk A/S since June 2016. As of October 2016, CEO of the Transport & Logistics division.
Since 2012, Søren Skou has been CEO of Maersk Line, encompassing Safmarine, MCC and Seago Line, and has been a member of the Management Board since 2007.
Søren Skou joined Maersk in 1983. Over the next decade and a half, he held various positions in Maersk Line, with roles in Copenhagen, New York and Beijing. In 1998 he joined Maersk Tankers, where he was CEO from 2001 to 2011.
In September 2016 it was announced that A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S will be reorganised into two separate divisions; Transport & Logistics – which Maersk Line is part of - and Energy. The change in strategy has brought with it a change in leadership at the top of the company.