Maersk Training has appointed David Skov as its new CEO as the company targets further growth in the global offshore energy and maritime markets.

David Skov, CEO, Maersk Training

Mr Skov was previously Regional Head of Terminals, Africa & Middle East at APM Terminals, part of A.P. Moller – Maersk. He replaces Johan Uggla, who served as Maersk Training’s CEO for four years.

Mr Skov has been with A.P. Moller – Maersk since 1995, where he joined the Maersk International Shipping Education programme and has since served in various senior leadership roles with mainly Maersk Line and APM Terminals.

Mr Skov said: “Having recently worked with the team at Maersk Training in my previous role, I know the high level of knowledge and experience that is here within the company. Maersk Training has built its strong position in the industry, and it is my ambition to expand this reach and expertise in the key regions around the world.

“Our range of services helps safeguard people and the environment, while improving performance of companies. The energy transition is seeing an emergence of new technologies that require new competencies. As a partner to our customers, we will be there to provide the highest level of service to fit their needs.”

Mr Skov has worked and lived in Denmark, Nigeria, Togo, Benin, The Netherlands, Hong Kong and Dubai over the years. He has vast experience in leading and developing people as well as managing business in complex and challenging environments.

Before joining Maersk, Mr Skov spent several years with the Danish Army as a reserve officer. He holds several business degrees, including a Master of Business Administration from University of Warwick in the UK.