Maersk Tankers has appointed Eva Birgitte Bisgaard as its chief commercial officer as the company continues to drive its digitalisation and optimisation message as a way to reduce clients’ CO2 emissions and optimise earnings
Eva Birgitte Bisgaard will join Maersk Tankers after 19 years with the Danish telecommunications operator TDC, during which time she held a wide range of senior management positions.
For the past three years, she was senior vice president of the consumer unit YouSee. She has played an active role in the transformation of TDC, creating and delivering an enhanced customer and partner experience through the expanded use of digital solutions. Previously, she held commercial vice president positions in the company’s business-to-business divisions.
At Maersk Tankers, Ms Bisgaard will spearhead the company’s commercial engagement with partners and customers. The company has been on a growth trajectory in recent years, increasing the number of vessels under commercial management to 224 and it is looking to grow further.
”We are building scale through partnerships, using the vast amount of data at our disposal to boost commercial performance and make a positive impact on the climate. Eva Birgitte is an inclusive people leader who shares our values. She has a proven track record of leading business transformations, embracing digitalisation and maintaining long-standing relations with partners in a highly competitive industry. This makes her a strong fit for Maersk Tankers and our strategic ambitions to shape the future of the industry,” said Maersk Tankers chief executive Christian M Ingerslev.
Ms Bisgaard will join Maersk Tankers on 1 October 2020, reporting to Mr Ingerslev and becoming a member of the leadership team.
“I am excited to have the opportunity to work for a company with the proud history and bold ambitions of Maersk Tankers. Having spent my career within the fast-moving tech field, I look forward to helping Maersk Tankers and its partners develop and deploy digital technology to respond to industry and environmental challenges and opportunities. We will work in tandem with our partners and customers, creating solutions together that meet their needs,” said Ms Bisgaard.
Ms Bisgaard is Norwegian and holds a Master’s degree in International Business from Aarhus University, Denmark.