SVITZER Australia has announced the appointment of Ivan Spanjic as its chief commercial officer (CCO), for Australia with effect from April.
Managing director Steffen Risager said in the newly-created role of CCO, Mr Spanjic would ensure the business moved “even closer to our customers” while providing competitive prices.
“We are proud to welcome Ivan back to Australia after his four years as chief operation officer in Svitzer’s Middle East and Africa region,” Mr Risager said.
“Ivan started his Svitzer career in WA and is a proof of the talent development globally in Svitzer.
“He has a profound understanding of our business and of the true value we provide to the market.”
Mr Spanjic is said to be a senior leader with broad experience in the maritime sector both in Australia and internationally.
He began his career in Australia with the Mediterranean Shipping Company before joining Maersk Group.
He has held operational and general management roles for Maersk Line then Svitzer in Australia before being appointed regional chief operating officer of Svitzer’s Middle East and Africa region in 2013.