Maersk are now filling out the ranks after several managers have moved to new positions. On March 1 Søren P. Jensen left his position as country manager in Indonesia, after he was offered a similar job as country manager in Thailand. The former manager in Thailand, Michel Deleuran, moved to Tokyo to take up the position as regional manager for North-East-Asia.
Since Søren left Indonesia, the country manager’s chair in this sprawling nation has been empty – or almost empty – as Søren hasn’t quite left it. He has been busy double jobbing to fill out the manager positions in both Thailand and Indonesia.
But the Maersk corporation was never going to leave the Indonesian chair empty for long, and they have now named the new country manager in Indonesia as Jakob Friis Sørensen, currently working for Maersk in Singapore.
He takes over in Indonesia July 1.
Change from logistics
Jakob comes from a position as Director of Logistics in Southeast-Asia, a position based in Maersk Logistics offices in Singapore.
The soon-to-be Indonesian country manager was born in 1966 and has been with Maersk since 1987, when he started in the company’s inhouse shipping school.
Since them he has held positions in several Asian countries such as Japan, Malaysia, India and he has also spent three years in Indonesia in the early 90’s.
Approaching his fortieth birthday, Sorensen is married and has a nine-year-old son. When he isn’t at the office his interests include a broad range of sports, such as football, badminton, jogging, sailing and golf.
When not on the sports field he tries to find time to travel, reading historical books and relaxing in nature.