Appointment: 3 September 2018 (executive director and chief financial officer)
Committee membership: Chairman's Committee
Skills and experience: Jakob, a Danish citizen, has over 20 years’ experience working in senior finance roles in Europe, Latin America and Asia. He was Group chief financial officer and an executive director of the integrated transport and logistics company, A.P. Moeller – Maersk A/S and chief financial, strategy & transformation officer for the Transport & Logistics division from December 2016 until March 2018, having joined the Maersk Group in 2012. From 2008 to 2011 he was Group chief financial officer of the global facility services provider ISS A/S and he was a non-executive director of the international energy company Statoil ASA from 2009 to 2016 and of Woodside Petroleum from 2006 to 2008. Before that, he spent over 19 years with Royal Dutch Shell in numerous finance positions globally and as chief internal auditor for the group.
External appointments (current and recent): Group chief financial officer and executive director A.P. Moeller – Maersk A/S from 2016 to 2018.