Danish ro-ro and ropax giant DFDS Group has appointed Karen Dyrskjot Boesen as chief financial officer.

She will join the board as well as the executive management team from 1 July.

Chief executive Torben Carlsen said: “Karen’s mix of financial, business and leadership skills will be a great asset for us as we focus on fulfilling our strategic ambitions to unlock value and transition to be a green company.”

Dyrskjot Boesen replaces Karina Deacon, who resigned in November.

The 53-year-old was CFO at Sonnedix, an international solar and wind energy producer. She has also worked for TotalEnergies and Maersk Oil.

DFDS chairman Claus V Hemmingsen said: “Karen brings a strong and versatile set of financial and business skills to our executive management.

“Her extensive experience from various energy companies will also greatly benefit and support our green transition.”

The new CFO will drive financial performance and contribute to meeting the financial ambitions set for 2026, the Copenhagen-listed shipowner said.

The green transition will also be a high priority.

Dyrskjot Boesen said: “DFDS has embarked on the green transition and coming from a renewable energy producer, this is a journey I’m very passionate about and I look forward to putting my insights and experience to work, while leading on fulfilling DFDS’ financial ambitions.”