Søren Toft

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company

Chief Executive Officer

Soren Toft joined MSC as Chief Executive Officer in December 2020, reporting to Group President Diego Aponte. He oversees MSC’s global cargo businesses, including all ocean liner and logistics businesses. He will also be a member of the Board of Directors of Terminal Investment Limited (TiL), the terminals business which is majority-owned by MSC. Soren has over 25 years of experience in the shipping industry. Before joining MSC, he was Chief Operating Officer and a Member of the Executive Board at Maersk. Since joining Maersk in 1994, he held various leadership positions in Europe and Asia. Soren was also Chairman of Hamburg Süd, Maersk Oil Trading, Maersk Container Industry and A.P. Moller Singapore and Board Member at Maersk Line Limited. In addition, he has served as a member of the board of World Shipping Council, the international liner shipping industry trade group, Deputy Chairman of Danish Shipping and Chairman of the Board of Young Presidents Organisation (YPO), Denmark Chapter. Soren holds an executive MBA from IMD (International Institute for Management Development) in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Sessions With Søren Toft

Wednesday, 23 June

  • 04:45pm - 05:30pm (CET) / 23/jun/2021 02:45 pm - 23/jun/2021 03:30 pm

    Business Innovation

    The Essential Evolution of Container Shipping & Logistics


    While COVID-19 has brought some companies and industries to a standstill, container shipping & logistics has prevailed as an absolutely essential sector that continues to connect the world and make global trade affordable. In his keynote, MSC CEO Soren Toft will give a fresh perspective on the agenda priorities for the sector to ensure it keeps on evolving to meet the needs of global trade in a digitalizing and decarbonizing landscape. He will then discuss these themes with Port of Antwerp CEO Jacques Vandermeiren and specifically how shipping and ports can collaborate in keeping pace with these trends.