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APM Terminals appoints Head of Decarbonisation
Dr.G.R.Balakrishnan Oct 25 2021 Container Terminal News

APM Terminals appoints Head of Decarbonisation

APM Terminals (APMT) has announced the appointment of Sahar Rashidbeigi as Head of Decarbonisation, effective from 1 November.

Sahar Rashidbeigi to be in company’s headquarters in The Hague, The Netherlands

Sahar Rashidbeigi, who will be based in the company’s headquarters in The Hague, The Netherlands, is an experienced senior management advisor in areas of energy transition, cross-sector decarbonisation and circular economy, with a strong background in engineering.

"We are fully committed to addressing the emissions in our operations, but also to turning this challenge into an opportunity for our customers and partners," declared Head of APM Terminals Procurement, Mikael Gutman.

"I am very happy that Sahar will be joining us to lead this important and impactful journey for APM Terminals in collaboration with our partners, suppliers, as well as the wider Maersk team," he added.

Sahar an MBA from Harvard Business School

Sahar Rashidbeigi, holding an MBA from Harvard Business School, has more than five years of experience from McKinsey & Company in Amsterdam, where she was co-founder and co-lead of McKinsey Sustainability Insights.

In addition, the new Head of decarbonisation at APMT brings front line experience from Vietnam, Thailand and Kuwait from Schlumberger Ltd., a technology and consultancy services supplier to oil and gas industries.

Her most recent assignment was as senior strategy advisor with Invest-NL, a Dutch impact fund focused on actions such as transition towards a carbon-neutral and circular economy.

Climate change is the single greatest challenge we face today

"Climate change is the single greatest challenge we face today and APM Terminals and the broader Maersk family have demonstrated a serious commitment to taking action to address this issue", commented Sahar Rashidbeigi.

Recently, APM Terminals partnered with Siemens on a pilot to reduce emissions at its terminal in Mumbai, India. As the next step, the global port operator plans to roll out improvement measures for terminals across a wider portfolio.