Danish Ports to have a new director
Danish Ports, the trade organization for commercial ports, is looking for a new director. Gitte Lillelund Bech, the current director, will resign from her position by the end of April 2016 at the latest, as she has accepted a position as Public Affairs Director at Advice a/s in Copenhagen. "When I accepted the job as Director of Danish Ports almost two years ago, I had in no way imagined that I would "run away" after almost two years, but I have received an offer I could not refuse," says Gitte Lillelund Bech. "I have enjoyed my time as CEO and am very pleased to see the development we have been through. Today, Danish Ports is a player in blue Denmark that is listened to, while at the same time we are a player in the public debate and with our ministry. It is no coincidence that the current Minister for Ports, Hans Christian Schmidt, never misses an opportunity to visit a port when he can. And that is to the credit of Danish Ports." "Everything I hear from our partners is that Danish Ports is noticed. This is largely a result of the secretariat's multi-faceted efforts, as everyone in the secretariat focuses on both making Danske Havne's priorities visible, supporting our members in their development and specialization and influencing the political agenda." Chairman of the Board of Directors of Danish Ports, Professor Peter Maskell, would like to thank Gitte Lillelund Bech for the almost two years as the first CEO of Danish Ports. "Gitte has helped to complete the process of making Danish Ports independent, a process that was initiated in 2013. We have been pleased with this, and I would like to thank Gitte for her efforts and the good cooperation," says Peter Maskell. "Now we are starting the process of finding a new CEO for Danish Ports, who can continue the development of our trade association in terms of business and who can ensure continued qualified influence on both Christiansborg and the EU. The main focus going forward is also to create results and act in the intersection between business, association and politically controlled environments," continues Peter Maskell. "We have initiated a rapid process to find a new CEO for Danish Ports, so we hope to have the new CEO in place before the summer vacation." For further information, please contact: Chairman of Danish Ports Professor Peter Maskell, mobile 3815 2881 Director Gitte Lillelund Bech, mobile 2042 3061 Danish Ports is the trade association for commercial ports. The Danish commercial ports are in a strong commercial development, where the main focus is efficient operation and business development for the benefit of the ports' companies and customers. Danish Ports consists of 67 commercial and fishing ports. The private commercial ports are associate members. Together, the members handle 98% of all cargo in Danish ports. 80% of Danish foreign trade passes through the Danish commercial ports, creating growth and jobs. Danish Ports is a member of the European Seaports Organization (ESPO). Read more news from Danish Ports here.