Svitzer Appoints Mattias Hellstrom As New Global Chief Commercial Officer
Former Svitzer Europe CCO joins company’s global C-suite
Copenhagen, 20 September 2023: Svitzer, a leading global towage provider and part of A.P. Moller-Maersk, has today announced the appointment of Mattias Hellstrom as its new Global Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), effective from 1 October.
Mattias makes the move to Svitzer’s global business after three years as CCO of Svitzer Europe, and replaces outgoing Global CCO Videlina Georgieva, who was recently appointed Managing Director of Svitzer Australia.
As CCO of Svitzer Europe, Mattias has played a key role in the organisation’s drive to become more customer centric, data driven and focused on quality service delivery.
He will transfer this experience into his new role as Global CCO, and as part of Svitzer’s leadership team continue developing and driving the company’s global commercial strategy.
Prior to his role as CCO of Svitzer Europe, Mattias was Managing Director of Svitzer Scandinavia for nearly seven years. Mattias has also held management roles at Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and A.P. Moller – Maersk. In all, Mattias has more than 25 years of shipping industry experience to draw upon in the role as Global CCO.
Speaking on the appointment, Kasper Nilaus, CEO, Svitzer, said: “I am delighted to be able to appoint a strong internal candidate for the extremely important Global CCO position at Svitzer. With his first-hand experience from Svitzer Europe, Mattias brings a deep knowledge of our business and customers.
“Mattias’ sincere passion for our customers and focus on premium service delivery will be critical to ensuring our ongoing growth and strength in the market. I look very much forward to working more closely with Mattias and seeing him thrive in his new role.”
Mattias Hellstrom, Svitzer’s new Global CCO, added: “I am honoured to take up the position as Svitzer’s Global CCO at such an important time for our business. Building on the foundation laid by my predecessor, I will do my utmost to ensure that we continue to deliver a world-class service. I am excited to be able to work with colleagues from around the world to continue developing our ability to listen deeply to our customers, and use the knowledge gained to meet their current and future marine services needs.” Svitzer has already initiated the process of recruiting a replacement for Mattias Hellstrom in the role as Svitzer Europe CCO.