Soren Toft starts ceo role at MSC

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Soren Toft, ceo of MSC
After a year’s gardening leave Soren Toft has taken up the role of ceo at Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC).

Former Maersk coo Toft will oversee MSC’s global cargo businesses including ocean liner and logistics, and be a member of the board of directors of Terminal Investment Ltd (TiL). Toft’s appointment to the role of ceo was announced by MSC in November 2019 shortly after a surprise announcement that he was quitting Maersk.

He will report directly to Diego Aponte, MSC Group President, and Gianluigi Aponte, Founder and MSC Group Chairman.

Aponte said: “With his twenty-five years of experience in leadership roles at Maersk, and his comprehensive understanding of the future of the container shipping supply chain, Soren is the ideal match to help lead MSC into the future at the helm of our family company, building on the strategy which has made MSC such a growing success these past five decades.”

Toft added: “I am very excited and humbled by the opportunity given to me by the Aponte family. Helping to preserve the MSC DNA and lead such a successful company into the future is a great honour and a privilege for me.”

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