Maersk Drilling appoints new CCIO
Morten Kelstrup will be taking over the new role of Chief Commercial & Innovation Officer (CCIO) in Maersk Drilling. Prior to landing this position, Morten worked under the title of CEO of Maersk Oil UK and prior to this he was CEO of Maersk Oil Kazakhstan and head of the financial department of Maersk Oil.
"I am very pleased to welcome Morten to Maersk Drilling. Morten has extensive management and first-hand experience in the industry, and he understands the current market and the needs of Maersk Drilling's customers. His well-documented success in conducting business innovation will be a major advantage in Maersk Drilling's commitment to reducing costs to customers, "says Jørn Madsen, CEO of Maersk Drilling.
Morten Kelstrup will from May 1. be in charge of leading the common Commercial and Innovation function, which was established in order to reflect Maersk Drilling’s increasing focus on creating value for their customers through partnership, digital solutions, new technological features and new business models.
"The new functions commercializes the innovation that already exists throughout the entire organization and brings new value prospects to the market. I am convinced that Morten’s effort will strengthen Maersk Drilling's cross-industry cooperation, which is a significant part of creating shared value for partners and customers. We have already started identifying new business models that will form the basis for the first projects for the function, "says Jørn Madsen.
Back in November 2017, the company announced a strategic partnership, which aims to reduce costs of individual barrels and increase the profitability of alliance partners by increasing efficiency through waste reduction and investment in new technology.
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