The Maersk group’s global towage operator Svitzer reports that, effective September 1, 2020, Lise Demant will leave her role as global CCO and take up the position of MD for Svitzer’s Europe region, succeeding Kasper Friis Nilaus, who was recently appointed CEO of Svitzer A/S. Also effective September 1, Videlina Georgieva will succeed Lise Demant as global CCO and join Svitzer’s global leadership team.
Both Demant and Georgieva are based in Copenhagen and will report to Nilaus.
Demant joined Svitzer in 2013 as Chief Operating Officer in Svitzer Asia Pte Ltd., coming from her role as Director and Head of Offshoring in Maersk Tankers. In 2017 she was appointed global Chief Commercial Officer of Svitzer A/S.
Georgieva, who is currently global Head of Strategy, Portfolio and Performance Management, joined Svitzer from Maersk Line in 2010 as Regional Commercial and Business Development Manager at Svitzer Australia and has since held the positions of Regional Head of Business Development in Singapore and global Head of Business Development.
“I strongly believe in developing people and creating opportunities, and I am very pleased that the ideal candidates for these two key positions are found within the company,” said Nilaus. To stay ahead and continue to deliver safe, reliable services at a competitive price in an industry under pressure, it is paramount that we put our customers and their needs at the heart of everything we do.