After 385 days of waiting, Søren Toft today started as CEO of the world's second-largest container line, MSC, in direct competition with Maersk. A showdown with MSC's highly rooted culture is probably unavoidable.
How does one join a family-owned and family-run company as the first external CEO, breaking with decades of tradition of the head of the family having a hand in everything, deciding everything and therefore being involved in everything? Jess Søderberg knows something about this, and soon, Søren Toft will also know.
Hvordan kommer man ind i et familieejet og familiedrevet rederi som den første topchef udefra og bryder årtiers traditioner med, at familiens overhoved er inde over alt, bestemmer alt, og derfor skal involveres i alt? Det ved Jess Søderberg noget om, og snart gør Søren Toft også.
Ex-Maersk COO Søren Toft and MSC Chief Executive Diego Aponte know each other very well from the many meetings in Geneva and Copenhagen where the 2M partnership has been coordinated. Several sources say that Toft has for a long time been Aponte's favorite. Read on to learn why.
Maersks nu tidligere COO Søren Toft og MSC's topchef Diego Aponte kender hinanden rigtig godt fra de mange møder i Geneve og København, hvor 2M-samarbejdet løbende er blevet koordineret. Ifølge flere kilder har danskeren længe været Apontes favorit. Læs hvorfor.
MSC's founder, 79-year-old Gianluigi Aponte, will step down as chairman and pass the torch on to his son, Diego Aponte, who has till now served as CEO, reports the Wall Street Journal. New version with comment from MSC.
Employees at the major container carriers point first and foremost to a shortage of career opportunities, and they are not necessarily pleased with senior management, according to new data from recruitment firm Glassdoor. The data bring good as well as bad news for Maersk Line and MSC.