Claus V. Hemmingsen

Chair of the Remuneration Committee
Chair of the Safety & Sustainability Committee
Member of the Nomination Committee
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Non-executive board member

Claus V. Hemmingsen became Chairman of Maersk Drilling’s Board of Directors in September 2016, and before that was the company’s CEO.

He originally joined A.P. Moller – Maersk in 1981 as a shipping trainee. After completing his shipping education, he moved to Maersk Drilling’s Human Resource department, working for a time in both Hong Kong and Singapore. In 2003 he returned to the head office in Copenhagen as Senior Vice President of Maersk’s global container activities, while also being responsible for APM Terminals.

In June 2004 Claus took charge of Maersk Drilling as CEO, and in 2016 he took up a number of other senior roles, including that of Vice CEO of A.P. Moller – Maersk.

He has studied management at London Business School and Cornell University, and gained an Executive MBA from IMD in 2007.


Extensive international, commercial and managerial experience from the offshore oil & gas and shipping industry, including HSSE & Sustainability, M&A, capital markets and non-executive directorships.

Other management duties, etc.

DFDS A/S (Chairman; Chair of Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee); A.P. Møller og Hustru Chastine Mc-Kinney Møllers Fond til Almene Formaal (The A.P. Moller Foundation) (board member); A. P. Møller Holding A/S (board member); Den A.P. Møllerske Støttefond (board member); Det Forenede Dampskibs-Selskabs Jubilæumsfond (board member); Fonden Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping (board member); Global Maritime Forum Fonden (board member); HusCompagniet A/S (Chairman); Committee on Corporate Governance (board member); Work Wear Group A/S, Bacher Work Wear A/S and Webmore Uniformer A/S (board member); Innargi Holding A/S and Innargi A/S (Chairman).


Claus is not considered an independent Board member.

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