Mathieu Girardin has been appointed DFDS’ Head of Ferry Division, Executive Vice President, and member of the Executive Management Team (EMT).
He will join the ferry and logistics company in October, 2022.
“I am delighted to welcome Mathieu Girardin who brings a great mix of operational and corporate capabilities to DFDS’ continued growth journey,” said Torben Carlsen, DFDS CEO.
Girardin (pictured) added: “I am excited to join DFDS. One of my key motivations is to further develop DFDS’ reliable, efficient ferry network and services to customers whilst transforming DFDS to a green ferry company.”
A French national born in 1982, he is currently Senior Vice President at CMA CGM for Short Sea Lines Europe and Containerships. He has held senior management positions at CMA CGM since 2013, including both operational and corporate responsibilities.
He will succeed Peder Gellert Pedersen who will retire after 28 years service with DFDS.
“Peder Gellert Pedersen has been instrumental in developing DFDS into one of Europe’s leading ferry companies. It has been a great pleasure and privilege for me to work alongside Peder since 2009,” said Carlsen.
DFDS’ Ferry Division provides ferry, port terminal, and rail services that operate across the North Sea, the Mediterranean, the Channel, and the Baltic Sea. Ferry Division revenue was DKK12 bill in 2021.