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ShipServ appoints Henrik Hyldahn as CEO

Henrik Hyldahn has been appointed as ShipServ's new CEO Henrik Hyldahn has been appointed as ShipServ's new CEO

Maritime e-procurement platform ShipServ has announced that Henrik Hyldahn has been appointed as its new CEO, effective from January 1, 2020.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"} Former CEO, Kim Skaarup will join the board as vice chairman. Henrik Hyldahn was previously ShipServ’s chief solutions officer and will be charged with taking the company through its next phase of growth, following a successful period of development over the past few years.

In 2019 ShipServ saw record-breaking figures with total OPEX spend placed through its platform of nearly $4bn. ShipServ’s buyer customers have swelled to more than 260 shipowners and managers representing 10,000 vessels, as well as seeing over 73,000 suppliers connected to the platform.

2019 also saw ShipServ migrate its entire infrastructure to Microsoft’s Azure cloud, increasing scalability and the company’s ability to provide customers with more integrated services and solutions.

As CEO, Henrik Hyldahn will prioritise driving further collaboration with customers and partners, as well as seizing the opportunity to capitalise on the significant advancements in digitalisation within the maritime industry. A key component of this will involve leading the business to work more closely with customers and the wider market to develop products and solutions that service specific

“There are huge opportunities for ShipServ to continue our rate of growth and the positive impact that we can have on the market,” said Henrik Hyldahn, CEO, ShipServ. “As a mature organisation I want to increase collaboration and engagement with our key stakeholders across technical and procurement functions, understanding in detail their pressures and demands. This will generate insights that allow us to bring to market specific solutions that help our customers seize the advantages of digitalisation, of which e-procurement is a critical step.”

Herman Marks, chairman, ShipServ, said: “I would like to thank Kim Skaarup for his long and distinguished service, and the important leadership role that he has played in building ShipServ into the market leading company that it is today.”  {/mprestriction}

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