GLOBAL port agency and marine services company Inchcape Shipping Services has appointed Svend Stenberg Mølholt as chief commercial officer, effective 9 January.

Mr Mølholt has been in the shipping industry for 20 years, most recently serving as the group COO in Monjasa Holding, a global fuel and shipping company. He also spent time at as chairman of the board at RelateIT, a Danish IT company.

Before his time at Monjasa Holding and RelateIT, Svend spent most of his career in Maersk Logistics/Damco and held a number of roles in China and Denmark, including chief commercial officer chief transformation officer.

Inchcape Shipping Services chief executive officer Philippe Maezelle said Mr Mølholt would bring a wealth of knowledge to the company.

“In this role, Svend will be navigating the organisation to ensure a relentless focus on customers, building on the relations and changing requirements of the industry and customers, to ensure we continue earning our right to qualify as a global leader in port agency and marine services,” Mr Maezelle said.

“Svend’s experience from building sustainable growth through connecting with customers, employees, trends, changing business landscapes, and stakeholders is essential as we accelerate our business in the years ahead.”