Chief Executive, Asia Pacific Region
Thomas Riber Knudsen heads Maersk Line’s business operations for the Asia Pacific region, which encompasses nine countries within Southeast Asia and Oceania. He is responsible for developing and executing Maersk Line’s global strategy and leading more than 1000 employees across the region.
Thomas joined the A.P. Moller – Mærsk Group in 1990 as a management trainee. With more than 20 years of experience in the container shipping industry, he has held leadership, commercial, trade and route management roles in the Middle East, North America, Europe and Asia. He also had a year’s experience in 2006 heading the then Maersk Logistics in France, overseeing France, Tunisia and Algeria.
Prior to his current position, Thomas was the Managing Director for Maersk Line in East China, overseeing business around the region of Shanghai, Ningbo and the Yangtze River.
Thomas holds an Executive Masters of Management in Supply Chain from IE Business School, Madrid, Spain.