New Safmarine CEO
South African-born Grant Daly, currently Safmarine’s Head of MPV (Multi-Purpose Vessel) unit, replaces Tomas Dyrbye, who has been Safmarine’s CEO for the past two and a half years. Daly joined Safmarine 17 years ago after graduating from the University of Stellenbosch with a Bachelor of Economics degree.
The appointment of a new Safmarine CEO follows the announcement, in October 2011, of the Maersk Liner Business’ intention to integrate the corporate and regional management activities of Safmarine into those of the Maersk Line, whilst retaining and growing a separate Safmarine brand and operating model.
Safmarine will continue to have its own independent pricing, capacity, sales and customer services structure, supported by more than 1,400 Safmariners located in 130 countries around the world.
As new CEO, Daly will be based at the new Safmarine headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark where he will report to Hanne B. Sørensen, Maersk Line’s Chief Commercial Officer.