• TPM24
  • March 3-6, 2024 | Long Beach Convention Center

Anne-Sophie Zerlang Karlsen

A.P. Møller – Maersk

Head of Asia Pacific Operations Execution

Anne-Sophie has worked for Maersk the last 20 years and has held various leadership positions. Latest she was the CEO of Twill – a Corporate Start-up, which aims to democratize trade through digital technology. Anne Sophie was previously responsible for the refrigerated cargo for Maersk globally, and has before held positions in Finance, Operations and Product Management across regions and trades. She has spent 10 years in several locations across Asia: Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok and now Shanghai.

Anne-Sophie is passionate about people, customers, sustainability, technology, and global trade – as well as the role Maersk plays – and will play - in digitizing, integrating and decarbonizing logistics.

Anne-Sophie is Danish, 40 years old, graduated from Copenhagen Business School in 2003, and holds an Executive MBA from IMD International Business School from 2017. 

Sessions With Anne-Sophie Zerlang Karlsen

Monday, 27 February

  • 04:40pm - 05:25pm (PST) / 28/feb/2023 12:40 am - 28/feb/2023 01:25 am

    The Logistics Implications of Sourcing Shifts

    China’s market share of total U.S. containerized imports has been declining slowly for several years, and now hovers around 40 percent, as labor-intensive manufacturing has gravitated to lower-cost countries. But now a new and more elevated sense of risk over COVID-19 lockdowns and geopolitical uncertainties has led to growing urgency among companies to de-risk long-haul supply chains by turning to new sources of production, whether to Western Hemisphere countries or elsewhere in Asia. This session will examine this phenomenon and its implications for corporate supply chains based on original data and analysis.