CFO Carolina Dybeck Happe leaves Maersk

CFO Carolina Dybeck Happe leaves Maersk
Carolina Dybeck Happe

A.P. Moller – Maersk’s chief finance officer (CFO), Carolina Dybeck Happe, has left the company to become General Electric (GE’s) senior vice president and CFO.

Dybeck Happe has been recognised as a top-ranked CFO in European capital goods multiple years by numerous leading publications and associations and during her time at Maersk she helped to reshape the company’s portfolio to deliver more profitable growth.

Søren Skou, CEO of A.P. Moller – Maersk, said: “Over the past year, A.P. Moller – Maersk has progressed well financially, illustrated by the latest earnings upgrade in October 2019. With a reinforced financial foundation, we are well-positioned for future growth.

“I would like to thank Carolina for her short, but productive time at A.P. Moller-Maersk. She is committed to building on the progress that has been made and ensuring a smooth orderly handover.”

Dybeck Happe is expected to take up her new role at GE in early 2020 and will lead the company’s global finance organisation and financial activities.

She brings with her a vast experience having spent 16 years at Assa Abloy, including seven as CFO, playing a key role in transforming the company from a regional player into a global, digitally enabled leader across multiple domains.

GE Chairman and CEO H. Lawrence Culp, Jr., said: “Carolina is a proven global CFO with a superior track record of delivering results and creating value…

“She is a high-impact executive who brings a compelling blend of strategic and capital allocation discipline, well-honed operating skills, and transformational leadership abilities.”

Dybeck Happe added: “I’ve admired GE’s team, technology, and global network and brand, and I am excited to join at a time of significant opportunity for the company and its stakeholders.

“I look forward to working with Larry and the team to move GE forward on its financial, operational, and cultural transformation.”