June 15 2022
Julián Fernández appointed as Managing Director of APM Terminals Poti
Effective 15 June 2022, Julián Fernández replaced Keld Mosgaard Christensen as Managing Director of APM Terminals Poti, Georgia and joined APM Terminals’ European Regional Leadership Team.
Mr. Fernández became a member of APM Terminals Poti team in February 2020 in the role of Chief Financial Officer / Deputy MD and therefore has a detailed understanding of the terminal’s business, client base, and the stakeholder landscape.
“I am confident that the experience gained in my previous role, as a member of the APM Terminals Poti senior management team, will be of enormous benefit in driving further growth for the company,” says Mr. Fernández. “Ensuring the sustainable development of the company, empowering and leading people, engaging with stakeholders, as well as driving new investments and expansion plans in Poti, the region and beyond are high on my agenda,” he adds.
Mr. Fernández joined A.P. Moller - Maersk starting in 2001 as a graduate trainee. He holds an MSc in Economics and an MBA with a focus on Investments Appraisals and Valuation. After having worked in both Maersk and Damco in several countries in Europe and Latin America, in December 2011 he moved to APM Terminals Corporate Development, based in Panama. In this role his primary focus was identifying and securing new port and terminal investments in Latin America. From 2014, he became part of the Latin America regional leadership team heading up the Corporate Development activities throughout that region.
In his statement Igor Van Den Essen, Head of Terminals Europe, expressed his gratitude towards Keld Mosgaard Christensen, highlighting his exceptional leadership when the customer became the number one priority at APM Terminals Poti and this was reflected by the significant increase of the terminals NPS score – a measure of customer satisfaction. In addition, under his leadership, the APM Terminals Poti delivered numerous effective CSR projects, all of which are a testament to the company’s commitment to the communities it operates in.