MEDITERRANEAN Shipping Company has welcomed Soren Toft in his new role as chief executive as of 2 December.

He reports directly to Diego Aponte, MSC group president, and Gianluigi Aponte, founder and MSC Group chair.

In his role, Soren Toft oversees MSC’s global cargo businesses including ocean liner and logistics.

He joins MSC from Maersk, where he served as chief operating officer and later as a member of the executive board.

His career in shipping over more than two decades and extensive experience in leadership roles is expected to bring “significant value” to MSC’s cargo businesses.

Mr Aponte said Soren Toft was ready to make a difference.

Soren Toft speaks at a conference. Credit: SeaAsia

“With his twenty-five years of experience in leadership roles at Maersk, and his comprehensive understanding of the future of the container shipping supply chain, Soren is the ideal match to help lead MSC into the future,” Mr Aponte said.

Mr Toft indicated he was excited about the role.

“I am very excited and humbled by the opportunity given to me by the Aponte family,” he said. “Helping to preserve the MSC DNA and lead such a successful company into the future is a great honour and a privilege for me.”