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Claus V. Hemmingsen

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Professional board member

Claus V. Hemmingsen became Chairman of Maersk Drilling 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.

Claus is not considered an independent Board member.


Connect with Claus V. Hemmingsen on LinkedIn here.


  • Chair of the Chairmanship
  • Chair of the Remuneration Committee
  • Chair of the Safety & Sustainability Committee
  • Member of the Nomination Committee


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