Safmarine appoints Dyrbye new CEO

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Heesom-Green appointed as Maersk Regional Manager for AfricaDyrbyeTomas Dyrbye is currently Maersk Line Regional Manager for Northern Europe. Tomas is 51 years old, joined the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group in 1985, and has occupied a number of international positions which includes CEO for the Nordic and Baltic Area for Maersk Line and Safmarine in 2002 and country manager for India (1998-2002).
Tomas will take up his new position in Antwerp, Belgium during the third quarter.
Dyrbye commented: “I am delighted to accept this new challenge. I am a believer in team-based management and delegating decision-making power to boost growth. I look forward to working with my new Safmarine colleagues to extend the company’s success further.”
Ivan Heesom-Green, the current Safmarine CEO, has been appointed as Maersk Regional Manager for Africa and Managing Director of Safmarine (Pty) Ltd. of South Africa. The Durban-born South African joins the American J. Russell Bruner of Maersk, Inc. of the United States as the second locally appointed national of a Maersk Region.
Heesom-Green commented: “It has been an exciting six years for me in which we have seen Safmarine double in size, add 19 newly–owned ships to our fleet and even witness modest growth in the first quarter of this year which is a great reflection on Safmariners’ performances on shore and at sea. Africa continues to show great potential for sustainable growth through trade and I look forward to playing my part to create those opportunities.”
Heesom Green Heesom-Green will be occupying the seat of the current Maersk Regional Manager for Africa Lars Reno Jakobsen, who has been appointed as the new Head of Network and Product and member of the Liner Management Board for Maersk Line in Copenhagen. Both Heesom-Green and Jakobsen will take up their new positions during the third quarter of 2009.
On June 1st, 2009, Safmarine will celebrate its tenth anniversary as a member of the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group.

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