Maersk Training has appointed a new chief executive as it targets further growth in the global offshore energy and maritime markets.
David Skov takes up the reigns at the company, which has two bases in the north-east, having worked at A.P. Moller – Maersk for more than 25 years.
Most recently he was regional head of terminals, Africa & Middle East at APM Terminals.
He replaces Johan Uggla, who has served as Maersk Training’s CEO for four years.
Mr Skov has been with A.P. Moller – Maersk since 1995, where he joined the Maersk International Shipping Education programme.
Since then he has held various senior leadership roles, predominantly with Maersk Line and APM Terminals.
Mr Skov said: “Having recently worked with the team at Maersk Training in my previous role, I know the high level of knowledge and experience that is here within the company. Maersk Training has built its strong position in the industry, and it is my ambition to expand this reach and expertise in the key regions around the world.
“Our range of services helps safeguard people and the environment, while improving performance of companies. The energy transition is seeing an emergence of new technologies that require new competencies. As a partner to our customers, we will be there to provide the highest level of service to fit their needs.”
During his career Mr Skov has worked and lived in Denmark, Nigeria, Togo, Benin, the Netherlands, Hong Kong and Dubai.
He has “vast experience” in leading and developing people, as well as managing business in complex and challenging environments.
Before joining Maersk, Mr Skov spent several years with the Danish Army as a reserve officer.
He holds several business degrees, including a Master of Business Administration from Warwick University.