Thomas Knudsen
Thomas R. Knudsen Asia CEO

Thomas Riber Knudsen has been Chief Executive Officer, Damco Asia since May 2014. He is responsible for developing and executing Damco’s regional strategy and leading more than 5,000 employees in Asia.


Thomas joined Maersk Group in 1990 as a management trainee. With more than 20 years of experience in the container shipping industry, he has held leadership, commercial, trade and route management roles in the Middle East, North America, Europe and Asia. He also had a year’s experience in 2006 heading the then Maersk Logistics in France overseeing France, Tunisia and Algeria.

Prior to his current role, Thomas held positions as Regional CEO, Maersk Line Asia Pacific region, and before that Managing Director for Maersk Line in East China.


Thomas holds an Executive Master of Management degree in Supply Chain from IE Business School, Madrid, Spain.