Mr Hemmingsen joined A.P. Moller - Maersk in 1981 as a shipping trainee and after having completed his shipping education, he joined Maersk Drilling's Human Resource Department.
After being stationed in Hong Kong for Maersk Line (1992-1997) and in Singapore (1997-2000), Claus V. Hemmingsen returned to Hong Kong in 2000 where he as Managing Director had the overall responsibility for Maersk's activities in the Hong Kong SAR.
In 2003, Claus V. Hemmingsen returned to the head office in Copenhagen as Senior Vice President responsible for the container activities' Global Service Delivery, including Global Shared Service Centres. He simultaneously held responsibility for APM Terminals until June 2004, before taking over responsibility for Maersk Drilling and Maersk Supply Service in 2005, for SVITZER A/S in 2008 and for Maersk Tankers in 2012. Claus V. Hemmingsen was CEO for Maersk Drilling until October 2016.
- Claus V. Hemmingsen has supplemented his education with management courses at London Business School and Cornell University and finalized an Executive MBA (honours) at IMD in November 2007.