Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller became joint owner of the company “Firmaet A.P. Møller” in 1940. Since his father’s death in 1965, he was director and chairman of the most important companies in the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group. Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller undertook the daily management until 1993 and became chairman of A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S until 2003.
With the death of Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group has lost a businessman of international format and the man who, if any, can take credit for the Group being among the world’s leading and Denmark’s undisputed largest business with activities in a number of areas such as shipping, oil and retail.Will and energy characterised Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller’s endeavours. Foresight, careful preparation and a never failing commitment created the significant international business that the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group is today. Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller was famous for his business talent and his visions and he took and supported initiatives that brought prosperity and growth to countries all over the world – including Denmark.
At the time of his death, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller was Chairman of the Board of the A.P. Møller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation, the A.P. Møller Relief Foundation, and the Maersk Employee Foundation, all of which are significant shareholders of A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S.
The Bulk Distributor team sends its deepest sympathy to his family and friends.