13 October 2016

Carsten Gram Haagensen, Head of Strategic Account Management in Maersk Drilling, has been appointed Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of Maersk Supply Service. The current CCO, Søren Karas, will leave Maersk Supply Service and the A.P. Møller Maersk Group.

As of 1 December 2016 Carsten Gram Haagensen will be CCO of Maersk Supply Service, replacing CCO Søren Karas. Carsten Gram Haagensen brings with him great insight into the oil and gas industry as well as extensive experience with strategic account management, customer centricity and pipeline development and management.

“Carsten has an impressive track record and extensive experience with commercial strategy development. During his time with Maersk Drilling, Carsten has been instrumental in building close customer relationships and delivering growth opportunities and contract coverage for the company – even during times of downturn. I am confident that Maersk Supply Service can make good use of Carsten’s experience in the years to come”, says CEO Jørn Madsen.

After mutual agreement, Søren Karas will be leaving his position as CCO in Maersk Supply Service after two years with the company.

“I would like to thank Søren for his valuable contribution to Maersk Supply Service as well as the wider Group during his 24-years long tenure. Søren has been leading the commercial department in very challenging times, where the industry as a whole has been severely impacted by the general market downturn. Among other things, Søren has successfully enhanced and executed on our strategic ambition of offering our customers new innovative solutions and thereby securing revenue with our existing assets in a difficult market,” says CEO Jørn Madsen.

Carsten joined Maersk in 2006 and has held numerous positions in the company including, Business Development Manager, Commercial Asset Manager, Commercial Director and currently as Head of Strategic Account Management. Before his tenure in Drilling, Carsten worked briefly in both Damco and Maersk Line. Carsten holds a Business Administration Degree from Copenhagen Business School supplemented with management courses from IMD and Harvard Business School.
As CCO Carsten Gram Haagensen will report directly to CEO Steen S. Karstensen and be a member of the Senior Management Team in Maersk Supply Servic

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 1450 offshore and 225 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. In 2015 Maersk Supply Service delivered a profit (NOPAT) of USD 147 million.

For further information, please contact:

Head of Communications, Tine Ostergaard Hansen
Email: Tine.Ostergaard.Hansen@maersksupplyservice.com
Phone: +45 2217 1300