Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller (1913-2012) was a leader in the global shipping industry for more than half a century and played a significant role in the growth and development of the Maersk Group.
Born in Copenhagen in 1913 to Danish shipping magnate A.P. Møller and his American wife Chastine, Mr Møller married Emma Neergaard Rasmussen in 1940. When Mr Møller’s father passed away in 1965, he became the CEO of the Mærsk Group and chairman of the family foundations that hold a controlling stake in the company.
As a business leader, philanthropist and ordinary citizen, Mr Møller took an interest in things great and small, enriching communities in several countries with investments and donations.
In addition to serving as Maersk Group CEO and chairing the family foundations, Mr Møller also served on the board of IBM Corporation from 1970 to 1984, on the Advisory Board of IBM from 1984 to 1993 and as a member of the International Council Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. from 1967 to 1984.