SVITZER has announced two leadership appointments ahead of its separation from Maersk next month.

Christian Lintner is to become the company’s head of treasury, effective 1 May 2024.

Mr Linter currently serves as the head of international treasury at Nets and has previously held a similar position at tanker operator Torm.

Svitzer has also appointed Michael Nass Nielsen as head of investor relations and financial planning & analysis, commencing 1 June 2024.

He currently holds the position of head of investor relations at power cable specialist NKT and has previously worked for Denmark’s GN and Sweden’s SEB.

“We are pleased to welcome Christian and Michael to Svitzer,” Svitzer CFO Knud Winkler said.

“I am convinced that their experience and drive will further strengthen our value creation and future dialogue with investors and financial analysts as we continue to deliver on our strategy.”

AP Moller Maersk announced on 8 February that it intends to separate from Svitzer.

The demerger plan is still subject to approval at Maersk’s extraordinary general meeting, which is scheduled for 26 April 2024.

The new parent company Svitzer Group would then be listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange.

Svitzer expects trading to begin on 30 April 2024.