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Leadership changes at APM Terminals West Med

The change of daily leadership at APM Terminals West Med is now complete. Handover and appointments have taken place during the past month for all 3 newly appointed Chief Operating Officers.

Nabil Zine-Eddine - Chief Operating Officer, APM Terminals Tangier (TC1)

nabil-zine-eddine-web Effective September 2022, Nabil Zine-Eddine has taken takes over the position of Chief Operations Officer at APM Terminals Tangier (Morocco) following the appointment of the terminal’s previous COO Rex Jackson as Head of Global Operations. A Moroccan national, Nabil has been with APM Terminals in Tangier for 15 years starting as Yard Supervisor and has since then been in various roles, most recently as Execution Manager since 2018.

“I am very proud and happy to have this great opportunity to develop further in the organisation, while still working with an exceptional team that helped me a lot to achieve this position. I can without exaggeration say that TC1 is my home and its employees are my family”, comments Nabil Zine-Eddine. “I will do my best to make APM Terminals Tangier a safer, better and enjoyable workplace, where everyone is empowered to contribute to our joint success. My team and I will focus on delivering on APM Terminals strategy (“Safer, Better, Bigger”), using our Way Working, driving the FLOW, and becoming even more customer- and people-centric.”

“Over the last 3 years Nabil has been a key driver of the team, taking APM Terminals Tangier to a completely new level in terms of customer focus, operational excellence and safety. During his tenure with the company spanning 15 years, Nabil grew to be a seasoned and a values-driven business and people leader who has demonstrated the necessary qualities to assume this leadership role”, shares Keld Pedersen, Managing Director of West Med Hub Terminals at APM Terminals.

Zsanett Balla - Chief Operating Officer, APM Terminals Algeciras

zsanett-balla-webEffective September 2022, Zsanett Balla has taken over the position of Chief Operations Officer at APM Terminals Algeciras (Spain). Zsanett Balla comes from a position of Director of Terminal Investments at Terminal Investment Limited (TIL), where she was responsible for the financial and operational performance of a portfolio of 7 deep sea container terminals. She also represented the company on the board of directors of fully owned and joint venture businesses, including MPET (Antwerp, Belgium), KAP (Saudi Arabia) and ADT (Abu Dhabi).

In addition, Zsanett Balla’s professional experience includes Internal Audit, having worked in audit at TIL in Geneva and previously at Philips in The Netherlands, as well as Procurement, with roles in strategic sourcing at Bombardier in Montreal, Canada and A.P. Moller – Maersk in Copenhagen.

“I am very happy to welcome Zsanett to Algeciras, where I am certain her previous experience with terminal management will be a great asset to our organisation”, comments Keld Pedersen, Managing Director, West Med Hubs at APM Terminals. “She will integrate a vibrant and very engaged operations team and I look forward to having her as part of our management and working closely with her.”

Zsanett, who is Brazilian, is a former Maersk International Shipping Education (MISE) trainee and she started her career with Maersk in São Paulo in Brazil, where she gained experience in procurement, customer service and operations.

“I am very excited about my new experience and adventure at APM Terminals Algeciras, which is one of the largest and most important hubs in APM Terminals’ global network. We have ambitious and exciting transformation goals ahead of us and I look forward to embarking on this journey together with my new team”, shares Zsanett Balla.

Following a successful handover to Zsanett, the previous COO in Algeciras, Jesús Cáceres, has now moved on to his new role as Regional Head of Operations, Africa and Europe at APM Terminals.

“I would like to thank Jesús for his exceptional contribution to Algeciras, where he has spent over 5 years running and continuously improving our operations. He leaves behind a strong team, focused on performance, safety and with a customer-centric mindset”, says Keld Pedersen.

Magnus Lundberg - Chief Operating Officer, APM Terminals Med Port Tangier (TM2)

magnus-lundberg-webEffective August, Magnus Lundberg joined APM Terminals Med Port as Chief operating Officer. Magnus comes with over 19 years of experience in operations, procurement, and transformation. In his past role as Head of Commercial Nordic, Magnus has been a key member of the local Senior Management Team ensuring the sustainable development and transformation of APM Terminals Nordic.

‘’I am proud to join such a high-performing and modern terminal as TM2. As I now continue my journey in APM Terminals in Morocco, I will continue to do whatever I can to put our customers at the forefront of what we do, while ensuring an engaging environment based on our company values’’, comments Magnus Lundberg.

A Swedish national, Magnus joined Maersk in 2015 as COO in APM Terminals Gothenburg. Before joining APM Terminals, Magnus worked for Carlsberg in various managerial roles where he gained both commercial and operational experience, including extensive experience with Lean. Magnus holds an MSc from Linkoping University and is married to Anna and with their two boys, Nils and Otto, they look forward to exploring Morocco together.