Robbert van Trooijen is responsible for Maersk’s activities in the Asia Pacific Region, covering Greater China, North East Asia, South East Asia and Oceania.
As of January 2019, this includes all of Maersk’s Ocean Shipping Activities as well as our portfolio of Logistics and Services. He joined the Royal Nedlloyd Group in 1990 as Management Trainee in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. After assignments in São Paulo (Brazil), Seoul (South Korea), and Hong Kong, Robbert was appointed Director, Global Network and Equipment Flow Management in P&O Nedlloyd’s head office in London in 2005.
Following the acquisition of P&O Nedlloyd by A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S, Robbert joined Maersk Line’s head office in Denmark as Vice President Latin American Trades in 2006. Early 2008 he assumed responsibility for the West and Central Asia Region, stationed in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, followed by an assignment to manage the Latin America & the Caribbean Region, stationed in Panama City, Panama, in 2011.In July 2015 he took responsibility for the North Asia Region, which was merged with the Asia Pacific Region in January 2016.
Effective January 2016, Robbert’s responsibilities also include Chairmanship of Sealand Asia, a Maersk Company, the Group’s Intra-Asia Carrier. Robbert holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from his native country the Netherlands, supplemented with additional education at Erasmus University Rotterdam and Harvard Business School. He lives with his family in Hong Kong.