New boss Tina Revsbech is ready to play the long game to grow Denmark’s Maersk Tankers.
The chief executive, announced in the role in May, started this month in Copenhagen.
Revsbech spent 15 years at AP Moller-Maersk earlier in her career, many of them at Maersk Tankers.
“I feel like I have scored a hat-trick,” she said. “I’m coming home to Denmark, home to tankers and home to Maersk.”
Her shipping journey began just a few kilometres north, on the other side of the Copenhagen canal, in 1991 as a trainee with Maersk.
She has since spent time at Torm, Shell, BW Tankers and most recently Canadian dry bulk owner Fednav International, quitting in April to return to Europe to be closer to her family.
“I spent half of my shipping career at Maersk — most of it at Maersk Tankers — and a big part of my heart has always been here,” she said.
Revsbech has handled vessels ranging from product carriers to VLCCs, and the occasional LPG carrier, and also worked in Singapore and Houston.
Geopolitical upheaval and the accelerating green transition now “bring both challenges and opportunities for the industry”, she said. “In this business, we play the long game.”
Revsbech believes in the importance of building lasting relationships as well as following the long-term industry cycle.
“This industry is all about people,” she added. “I am passionate about shaping an environment where, together, we can contribute towards creating something special.
“The team has built a strong foundation and it remains one of the strongest shipping brands in the world. I’m eager to get started.”
Maersk Tankers became an independent company in 2017.
Revsbech replaces Christian M Ingerslev, who left to run Maersk Supply Service.
Her appointment followed a series of management moves at Maersk Tankers over the past year as its tanker pool has been cut in number, largely because of the structural changes within the industry following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.