Mikkel Kristensen to lead Martin Bencher in Australia


Company veteran has taken on the key Australian role, effective from January 1.

Mikkel Kristensen to lead Martin Bencher in Australia
Mikkel Kristensen took over as managing director on January 1.

 

Mikkel Kristensen has taken over as managing director of international freight forwarder Martin Bencher’s Australian office.

Based in the one-year old Sydney office, his mission will be to support growth in the company’s local operations.

"Together with the dedicated, hard-working people of Martin Bencher, I look very much forward to new challenges, and to welcoming new and current customers and suppliers," he says.

"I am ready to serve local and global customers from Sydney."

Kristensen first joined Martin Bencher in 2006.

His career with the company has involved a number of executive and country leadership roles, including opening and then managing offices in Hamburg, Germany and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Group CEO Peter Thorsoe Jensen says the company is "delighted" to make the appointment.

"Mikkel Kristensen has previously enjoyed over eight years with the company and, in that time, made a tremendous impact," he says.

"His knowledge of the industry, dedication to the Martin Bencher vision, as well as his strong leadership skills will ensure he also makes a great impression to our customers, suppliers, and employees in Australia."

Kristensen’s role came into official effect on January 1, 2015.

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