The world’s second-largest container shipping line Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has appointed Diego Aponte as president and CEO.
Gianluigi Aponte, Diego’s father, founder of MSC and previously president, will assume a new role as Group Executive Chairman. Mr. Aponte senior will continue to oversee all group related activities as well as supporting Diego in shaping the future of MSC.
“It is important that we keep looking forward and that we prepare the company for the future. The Board and I firmly believe that Diego, supported by his senior management, will deliver continued success for MSC and its customers. We already have a number of projects underway which will help improve our overall service offering to clients, whilst improving our efficiencies. It is an exciting time for MSC,” said the outgoing president.
Since joining MSC in 1997, Diego has worked in various functions across the business including Line Management where he managed all aspects of the trade. In recent years, Diego has taken more responsibility in the wider running of the company, serving as Vice President. As Chairman of TIL, Terminal Investment Limited, Diego has also overseen the growth and strategic direction of MSC’s Port Division, he commented:
Diego Aponte said: “MSC has a proud heritage, over the past 40 years my father founded and led MSC from a one-ship operator to become the second largest container shipping line in the world. He has created an influential global brand; MSC inspires passion, dedication and entrepreneurism wherever you look. The management team, together with the family board, will continue to work hard to keep MSC as special today as it was in 1970.”