Safmarine named a new CEO on Tuesday, Grant Daly, a 17-year veteran with the recently integrated multi-purpose vessel unit of Maersk Line.
Daly will take office on Feb. 1, replacing Tomas Dyrbye, who has been CEO for the last two and a half years.
Daly has held a number of positions with Safmarine, including most recently the head of its multi-purpose vessel unit. Before that, he was regional executive for Asia, regional executive for West and Central Asia, Middle East area manager, and Far East regional manager. Daly joined Safmarine’s newly established development unit in 1994 after graduating from college in South Africa.
Daly’s appointment as the new Safmarine CEO follows the announcement, in October 2011, of the intention to integrate the corporate and regional management activities of Safmarine into those of the Maersk Line.
The integrated Safmarine unit retains its own brand name and operating model and 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, where he will report to Hanne B. Sorensen, Maersk Line’s chief commercial officer.