Maersk Nigeria Gets New MD 


Albert Van Rensburg has been appointed as the new Managing Director for Maersk Nigeria, effective 1 January 2023.  

 City Business News report that Albert replaces Lara Lana, who, after 20 years, has decided to pursue opportunities outside of Maersk. 

A statement explained that Albert has been with Maersk for over 25 years, in a variety of roles.  

 Part of the statement read: “He has a rich logistics background in port operations, customer experience, as well as a variety of sales and marketing roles. Albert has been country manager in Malawi and The Gambia, and his career also encompasses commercial management roles in Namibia, Vietnam, Cambodia Cluster and China.  

 “He has a Maersk International Shipping Education (MISE) qualification. Thomas Theeuwes”.  


 Managing Director for Maersk’s Central West Africa Region, said: “I am delighted to appoint Albert to the position of Managing Director for Maersk Nigeria and to welcome him to the regional team.  

 His years of experience and his track record within Maersk across different functions and business units will be of great benefit to our business in the country. I would also take this opportunity to express my gratitude to Lana for her leadership and her invaluable contribution to the success of Maersk Nigeria.” Albert comments, “I am excited to take up this role at an important inflection point for Maersk. We are in the process of transformation – growing as an integrated end-to-end logistics company. Our solutions are designed to solve our customers’ pain points, help them to build more efficient and resilient supply chains and unlock more value. This means additional investments in our business in Nigeria and I’m looking forward to rolling out our transformation in this important market.”