Maersk Tankers expands executive team


Maersk Tankers is moving to reorganize the business that manages chartering, partner and operations activities. It also announced that it will be adding two new leaders to its executive team.

The commercial business will be divided into three strategic areas: Chartering and Freight Solutions, Commercial and Operations.

The company has appointed Tom Hewitson as Head of Chartering and Freight Solutions, Eva Birgitte Bisgaard will continue as Chief Commercial Officer and Aditya Trehan, Global Head of Operations, is being elevated to the executive team.

Tom Hewitson will lead Maersk Tankers’ chartering and freight solutions unit, whose remit is the seaborne transportation of energy products for large energy companies and trading houses. He has served in leadership positions with companies such as Morgan Stanley, bp and Castleton Commodities International, including as Managing Director of global tanker freight trading and chartering.

Eva Birgitte Bisgaard will lead Maersk Tankers’ sales and services for shipowners, which are being brought together in the Commercial unit. She will also head the company’s work on decarbonisation and digitalisation. This aims to bring innovative solutions to market that cut industry emissions and boost shipowners’ earnings and lead to growth at Maersk Tankers.

Aditya Trehan, Global Head of Operations and Managing Director of Maersk Tankers’ Mumbai activities, has been promoted to the executive team.

Maersk Tankers’ executive team will consist of seven persons when the appointments take effect from 1 October 2022.