The current managing director at APM Terminals Poti in Georgia, Julián Fernández, will become the managing director of APM Terminals Spanish Gateways from 1 April.
“I am very pleased to have Julián in his new role, where he will continue to be a crucial member of our leadership team in Europe while bringing his valuable experience and expertise from running a terminal in Georgia now in his new exciting role in Spain,” stated Igor van den Essen, regional managing director, Africa & Europe at APM Terminals.
This leadership change coincides with Carlos Arias de Molina’s appointment as CEO of APM Terminals Callao in Peru.
Julián Fernández will bring extensive senior leadership experience spanning Business Development, Finance, and General Management. He joined Maersk in 2008 as the CFO for Maersk Logistics (later Damco) in Brazil before transitioning to APM Terminals in 2011.
During his tenure, he served in various capacities, including head of Business Development for Latin America, where he played pivotal roles in significant port concession tenders and merger and acquisition projects. He later assumed the role of chief financial officer and deputy managing director for APM Terminals Poti in Georgia, eventually becoming its managing director in 2022.
“In his leadership roles, Julián has consistently demonstrated strategic and innovative ways of thinking and has ensured close partnerships with our people, stakeholders and communities. I am sure this will be greatly appreciated in his new market,” added Igor van den Essen.