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Christian Roeder appointed as Managing Director of APM Terminals Poti

christian-roeder-md-apm-terminals-potiChristian Roeder will succeed Julián Fernández as the Managing Director of APM Terminals Poti, Georgia, effective June 6, 2024, and will join the company's European Regional Leadership Team.

Mr. Roeder joined the Maersk Group in 2000 as a MISE Trainee. From 2003 to 2011, he worked for Maersk in various countries. Between 2008 and 2009 he was Managing Director of Maersk Georgia, where he acquired a strong personal connection with the people and the country. He has extensive understanding and experience with the terminal's business, customers and stakeholder landscape. 

”Christian has substantial industry expertise, having held senior leadership positions across a variety of companies and geographies. We look forward to Christian rejoining the group and becoming an integral part of our team and contributing to our continued success together," stated Igor Van Den Essen, Regional Managing Director Africa & Europe.

"I am truly excited that after more than a decade, I am back in Georgia – a truly amazing and fascinating country. Poti Sea Port is extremely important to the country and the region. I believe that the experience gained in my previous roles will be invaluable in driving further growth for the company," says Mr. Roeder. "Our company's expansion, contributing to the Middle Corridor development, increasing customer satisfaction, engaging with stakeholders, driving new investments, and enhancing the sustainable development of the company and the people, are high on my agenda," he continues.

Christian Roeder is German and has lived and worked in Germany, Georgia, Mozambique, and South Africa. He holds a Master of Science degree in Global Human Resource Management from the University of Liverpool.

Throughout his career, he held various senior leadership roles, such as Country Manager of Damco Mozambique, and as Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer of external transport and logistics companies. Since 2020, Christian has served as the CEO of DP World in Mozambique.