The A.P. Moller - Maersk Group is a worldwide conglomerate. We operate in some 130 countries and have a workforce of some 108,000 employees. In addition to owning one of the world’s largest shipping companies, we’re involved in a wide range of activities in the energy, logistics, retail and manufacturing industries.
More information about the Maersk Group can be found in our Group brochure here (ipaper-version).
Detailed information on our different business areas is available here.
The Executive Board handles day-to-day management and is responsible for our financial results and business growth. The Executive Board consists of Group CEO and Partner Nils Smedegaard Andersen, Trond Westlie, Jakob Thomasen, Claus V. Hemmingsen, Søren Skou and Kim Fejfer. Read more about our management team here.
For more than 100 years, our deeply held values have governed the way we deal with our employees, customers, and society in general. Our employees may come from every corner of the world, and we may work in many fields and business areas, yet we all share the same set of basic values. See our values here.
Our Group was founded by Arnold Peter Møller in 1904. Following Arnold Peter Møller’s death in 1965, his son, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, assumed leadership of the group, which – thanks to initiative, foresight and enterprise – has grown into a major international business. Read more about our background here.
The parent company of the Group, A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S, is listed on the Danish Stock Exchange, and has around 69,000 shareholders. The company's main shareholder, however, is The A.P. Møller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation, which was established by company founder A.P. Møller in 1953 to ensure that his life's work would always be owned by parties that held a long-term view of the company's development, in the spirit of the founder and according to his principles.
The share capital is split between A and B-shares, and only the A-shares carry voting right. The Foundation holds more than 50% of the A-shares and consequently has the voting majority.
The Foundation is mainly funded by the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group, but the Group has no influence on the Foundation's decisions regarding donations and investments. The Foundation aims to support Danish culture and heritage, Danish shipping, medical science and causes for the public good. Grants are only occasionally provided for non-Danish projects.