Thursday, January 14, 2010

Maersk Names New Global IT Head

Danish ocean carrier Maersk Line announced Wednesday that it has appointed Stephen Fraser as the head of the firm's Group IT business unit.

In his new position, effective Feb. 1, Fraser will coordinate with other Maersk business units "to optimize the IT backbone of the company," according to a Maersk release.

Fraser has been serving as the chief officer in Maersk's North American operations, with overall responsibility for information technology, process and customer service functions. Prior to joining the carrier five years ago, Fraser worked for the Accenture predecessor Anderson Consulting and CP Ships.

Fraser will replace current Group IT head Flemming Steen who assumed the role last February.

Based in Denmark, Maersk Line is a division of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group.