Hapag-Lloyd appoints new head of North America business

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Stuart Sandlin will replace Uffe Ostergaard as President of Hapag-Lloyd’s North America region. Sandlin, currently Senior Vice President (SVP) of Sales for the United States, will take up his new role effective January 1, 2023, while Ostergaard will assume an additional senior position outside of Hapag-Lloyd in the United States.

Sandlin can already look back on a long career at Hapag-Lloyd. After joining the company in 2001 as a sales executive in Atlanta, Georgia, he held various management positions in the USA and Germany. In 2015 he left Hapag-Lloyd to become President North America for the United Arab Shipping Company (UASC). When Hapag-Lloyd acquired UASC in 2017, Stuart returned to the company and assumed his current position as SVP Area United States.

“We are delighted that Stuart, an outstanding logistics professional, will succeed Uffe. With Stuart’s leadership experience and deep commercial understanding, we have a strong foundation to manage one of our most traditional key markets, but also for further growth in North America,” said Rolf Habben Jansen, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd.

Uffe Ostergaard worked at Maersk for 20 years and was Group Head for Global Marketing from 1992 to 2012. In 2013 he moved to the United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), where he was Chief Commercial Officer until 2017. After the merger of Hapag-Lloyd and UASC, he became President of Hapag-Lloyd’s North America region on April 1, 2018.

“Uffe has made an enormous contribution to Hapag-Lloyd,” said Habben Jansen. “We thank him for his passionate commitment to our company, not least for completing the consolidation of our US operations in Atlanta. We wish him all the best and every success in his new role.”
Source: Hapag Lloyd

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