New DFDS Executive Management member
Anne-Christine Ahrenkiel (48) will join DFDS’ Executive Management team as the new EVP Chief People Officer. She will be responsible for the Human Resources Division, which will include responsibility for HR & Crewing departments, as well as Training & Development and Corporate Social Responsibility.
“I have been following DFDS’ amazing development, and I look very much forward to getting to know the company and my new colleagues. Together with you, I will do my very best to contribute to growing DFDS further and developing the company to be an even better place to work”, says Anne-Christine Ahrenkiel.
Prior to her most recent position as Vice President, Head of HR at the major Scandinavian media group Egmont, Anne-Christine Ahrenkiel held positions as Head of HR at Mærsk Line Headquarters, and other senior management and HR positions in Maersk-owned companies. In addition to her extensive maritime experience, she has a background in global consultancy businesses and has held other international management roles. She has a Master of Political Science degree from the University of Copenhagen.
“I am extremely pleased to be welcoming Anne-Christine as a new member of DFDS’ Executive Management team. With her background, we could hardly have found anyone better suited for the task. She will add considerable strength to our people management and our ability to implement our Win23 strategy efficiently, as this is very much about people and their commitment to making DFDS an even greater company and an even greater employer”, says Torben Carlsen, CEO of DFDS.
Until Anne-Christine Ahrenkiel arrives at DFDS, Kasper Damgaard will continue to manage HR in addition to his new role as VP of Forest & Metal and Client Engagement in the Ferry Division.
She will officially start at DFDS latest on 2 January 2020.