FORMER chief operating officer at Maersk, Soren Toft has moved onto MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company were he will take up the role of chief executive.

MSC said in a statement that it is “delighted” that Mr Toft will be supporting the Aponte family at the helm to ensure that the company remains a “global leader”. He will report directly to Diego Aponte, group president, and Gianluigi Aponte, founder and group chairman.

Mr Toft comes with an impressive career background and pedigree in the industry, having worked at Maersk for the past 25 years, specifically as Maersk’s chief operating officer since 2014.


“MSC is confident that this appointment will bring significant value to its cargo businesses, building on the company’s existing strengths and boosting its development plans even further,” the company said.

According to MSC, Mr Toft will be relocating to Geneva with his wife and family and his start date will be communicated in due course.