New Head of HR in Maersk Drilling

Lene Reitzel will return to Maersk Drilling after two years in Maersk Tankers to assume her new role as Head of HR 1 November 2015 taking over from Jesper B. Madsen.

New Head of HR in Maersk Drilling

“I am pleased to welcome Lene Reitzel back in Maersk Drilling. Lene is not only a well-known face in the organisation, but she also comes with vast experience within the HR field. With her skills and knowledge, I am confident that she will be able to support Maersk Drilling in these challenging times, where the new oil reality is prevailing, also for our HR activities. Last but not least, her in-depth knowledge about Maersk Drilling and the offshore drilling industry from previously working with us for 11 years will make sure, she hits the ground running,” says Claus V. Hemmingsen, CEO in Maersk Drilling and member of the Executive Board in the Maersk Group.

Lene Reitzel will assume the position as Head of HR after Jesper B. Madsen, who will take over the leadership of Maersk Oil’s HR department.

“I am very happy that Jesper will continue his great career in the Maersk Group, and I am confident that he will bring great value to Maersk Oil, just as he has to Maersk Drilling. Jesper has been instrumental in the success and growth Maersk Drilling has seen during his tenure as Head of HR both in regards to developing a modern HR department, realising our enormous and successful recruitment plan and latest in setting the organisation up for a completely new oil reality. I wish to thank Jesper profoundly for his tremendous contribution to Maersk Drilling,” says CEO Claus V. Hemmingsen.

Jesper B. Madsen has been with Maersk Drilling since 2009. Before that, he worked in various fields of HR in the Maersk Group. He has been with the Maersk Group since 2001. He holds a master degree in political science from the University of Copenhagen.

Since 2013, Lene Reitzel has been the Head of HR for Maersk Tankers and a member of the Maersk Tankers Executive Leadership Team. Before that, she spent 11 years with Maersk Drilling latest as the Head of Organisational Development and Compensation & Benefits. She started her career in the Maersk Group in 1989 as a Shipping Trainee.

Lene Reitzel will report directly to CEO Claus V. Hemmingsen and become a member of the Senior Management Team in Maersk Drilling.

About Maersk Drilling

Maersk Drilling’s modern fleet counts 22 drilling rigs including drillships, deepwater semi-submersibles and high-end jack-up rigs. Further, Maersk Drilling has one ultra harsh environment jack-up rig under construction. Maersk Drilling employs an international staff of 4,500 people and generated a profit (NOPAT) of USD 478m in 2014. 


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