Maersk announced that Dean Rodin will take over as General Manager West Coast South America, based in Santiago, Chile, replacing Francisco Ulloa from August 15, 2022.
Rodin has been with Maersk for 22 years and has held various positions in Europe and Africa. He was head of the Ivory Coast cluster in 2008, and then moved to Latin America in 2011 as Maersk Line’s Cluster leader for the Caribbean. He then moved on to Europe to become head of maritime trade for Maersk in Latin America in Copenhagen, eventually returning to the region leading the Regional Ocean Management team in Panama.
“The last two years as part of the Regional Ocean Management team have been very rewarding, both professionally and personally. The team achieved excellent results in the Maritime Transportation business line, while transforming and growing the Latin American client list. I am taking on this new challenge of working with the South American West Coast team while reinforcing our role as a logistics integrator for our customers in the region,” said Rodin.
Francisco Ulloa will take the position of network and market director for East-West trade routes, also from August 15, 2022, from Denmark. The executive has more than 27 years of experience. He joined Maersk in 2010 in Trade Management and was then responsible for the launch of Sealand on the west coast of South America in 2015, later serving as general manager of the west coast of South America, in Chile, during the last six years, during which time the area has grown from 250 to more than 2,000 employees.
“A core element of our integration strategy is offering reliable shipping products, which are the foundation of our logistics integrator strategy. For this, it is essential to understand the needs of our clients in the main east-west maritime routes, with a view to the digitalization and decarbonization of the industry,” said Ulloa.