As well as learning about the business you also have to get your hands dirty and get involved in the implementation side of things. It’s a chance to put theory into practice.
“I joined Maersk back in 2007 in Malaysia. The role of a finance person has evolved since then. The routine tasks have been offshored and it no longer just entails account keeping and collecting money - it’s a business partner role, which is about adding value and acting as sparring partner to senior leadership.
At Maersk Management Consulting, I’m learning the day-to-day tools of management consultancy. It’s a structured approach which is about breaking down and tackling bite-sized problems. Maersk Management Consulting is unique in Maersk because you gain a lot of exposure to all business units. I’ve worked with Maersk Supply Service and Damco doing projects on strategy, operational structure and costs. Every project is like an MBA module. But as well as learning about the business you also have to get your hands dirty and get involved in the implementation side of things. It’s a chance to put theory into practice.
I’m currently working with Damco in The Hague. I fly out on Monday mornings and head back to Copenhagen on Thursdays. I do miss the stability of having a ‘home base’ but it’s not a bad sacrifice to make. Not many people get the chance to be away from their jobs, experience so much and move on to a different role within the Group.
I’m a bit of a ‘runaway bride’. I got married in February and my husband, Rajev is back in Malaysia. He is a commercial airline pilot so it wasn’t easy for him to relocate. Rajev has always been very understanding and supportive of my career. Given the distance, technology has made it a whole lot easier for us.
It is such a joy working in a global company. I’ve been with Maersk long enough that I have friends in Copenhagen from all over the world. As it's driven by the Group Values, Maersk culture in Denmark is almost identical to that where I come from in Malaysia, so everyone in Maersk pretty much behaves the same way.”
Anne Mette Frejsel - My interest in space was sparked early on
Anne Mette has a PHD in astrophysics from the Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen. Prior to joining MMC she worked as a scientist at the European Space Agency. Today she works in Group Strategy
Michael Juhler - I see my blood growing steadily more blue
Michael has been with the Maersk Group for seven years. He transferred to Maersk Management Consulting for two years before returning to Maersk Line as Global Head of Special Cargo.
Maersk Management Consulting
Our in-house consultancy for experienced and new management consultants. Maersk Management Consulting (MMC) both improves the way Maersk Group does business, and serves as a talent incubation vehicle for some of Maersk’s future leaders.
Earning the stripes
Camilla Westergaard wants to be a Captain like her father. She is one of more than three-thousand cadets learning the theory and practical skills for work on Maersk vessels.