The Marcura Group, a Dubai-based group of companies focused on providing innovative business solutions to the maritime industry, has promoted Hans-Christian Mordhorst to Group Chief Operations Officer.
Mr Mordhorst (pictured) has served since 2012 at Marcura’s flagship company, DA-Desk, where he will also continue in his role as Managing Director.
“One of the founding principles of DA-Desk is customer centricity,” said Group CEO Jens Lorens Poulsen. “Since Hans-Christian joined DA-Desk in 2012, he has developed new ways of making customer orientation central to its operation. This has supported our continuing growth and very strong customer retention.
“As Marcura’s other products mature, we want more business lines to benefit from the same customer focus and operational excellence,” Mr Poulsen said.
As Group COO, Mr Mordhorst will focus primarily on providing resource management, service delivery and strategic direction for Marcura’s established businesses in the payments, procurement and voyage administration sectors.
“We want our customers, present and future, to know that they can depend on Marcura’s businesses to deliver services and create value at the same consistent level they’ve come to expect from DA-Desk,” said Mr Mordhorst. “That will be my main responsibility in this new and exciting role.”
Before joining DA-Desk, Mr Mordhorst developed his deep shipping knowledge in roles as Chief Commercial Officer for Team Lines; Managing Director for Maersk Line in Russia, Finland and Baltic States; and European Sales & Marketing Director for P&O Nedlloyd.