18 July 2016

Claus Bachmann, Asset Manager from Maersk Drilling, will join Maersk Supply Service as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO), replacing Claus Tafteberg Sørensen.

As of 1st September 2016, Claus Bachmann will be COO of Maersk Supply Service. He brings with him great insight into the oil and gas industry and has been a key player in driving operational excellence in Maersk Drilling during his tenure as Asset Manager.

Claus Bachmann will assume the position of COO after Claus Tafteberg Sørensen, who will leave Maersk Supply Service and the A.P. Møller Maersk Group.

“I am pleased to announce Claus as the new COO of Maersk Supply Service. With almost 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, I am confident that he will drive operational efficiency in the current challenging markets. Claus has a proven track record of leading high performing teams and managing global assets in Maersk Drilling, and he will be instrumental in further optimizing our operation,” says CEO Jørn Madsen.

Claus Bachmann began his career as a trainee in Maersk Drilling in 1991. He has worked in Egypt, Syria and in Norway for Maersk Drilling in various Rig Manager and Operations positions. Since 2007 he has been placed at Headquarters in Denmark as Head of Operational Readiness and as Asset Manager for the Deepwater Team since 2010.

As COO, Claus Bachmann will report directly to CEO Jørn Madsen and be a member of the Senior Management Team in Maersk Supply Service.

About Maersk Supply Service

Maersk Supply Service provides marine services to the oil and gas industry worldwide. Maersk Supply Service is the market leader in deep-water services such as anchor handling in ultra-deep water, mooring installations, rig moves and transport of equipment to drilling rigs and production units. Maersk Supply Service employs an international staff of around 1350 offshore and 260 onshore people. Headquartered in Lyngby, Denmark, Maersk Supply Service is represented globally with offices in Aberdeen, St. John’s, Rio de Janeiro, Lagos, Luanda and Perth. Maersk Supply Service is a part of Maersk Group which employs around 89,000 people in over 130 countries. Maersk Supply Service belongs to the Group’s fifth core business APM Shipping Services, which apart from Maersk Supply Service consists of Damco, Maersk Tankers and Svitzer. In 2015 Maersk Supply Service delivered a profit (NOPAT) of USD 147 million.

For further information, please contact:

Junior Communication Partner, Maria Nicole Baum
Email: Maria.Nicole.Baum@maersksupplyservice.com
Phone: +4524438810