Career Tracks: Maersk, CCM and IFCHOR

A.P. Møller – Mærsk has hired Patrick Jany as the new chief financial officer and member of the executive board.

Patrick Jany has been named Maersk CFO. (Photo: Maersk)

Jany, who joins Maersk from Swiss chemicals firm Clariant, will assume the post at the beginning of May. Jany served as Clariant’s CFO and as a member of its executive board. He held several leadership positions in finance, general management and corporate development in Germany, Mexico, Singapore, Indonesia and Spain.

Maersk CEO Søren Skou said Jany “will play a key role in the acceleration of our strategic transformation. Patrick brings solid financial experience and a proven record of managing cost discipline as well as profitable growth through M&A and innovation.”

Jany replaces Carolina Dybeck Happe, who quit the Danish shipping giant in November. Maersk announced her appointment as CFO in June 2018.

Consolidated Chassis Management

Consolidated Chassis Management (CCM) has promoted Michael Mitchell to senior vice president and chief operating officer. A 30-year industry veteran, Mitchell has been with CCM since its launch in 2005.

CCM has promoted Michael Mitchell. (Photo: CCM)

“Given Mike’s success as CCM’s interim COO, I have every confidence he will continue to thrive in his new expanded role as SVP and COO. With his unmatched knowledge of the organization and customer-centric approach to the business, there is no one better suited for this leadership position,” said CCM CEO Mike Wilson.

In his new role, Mitchell will oversee operations, maintenance, logistics, human resources and risk management. Prior to joining CCM, he held several management positions at Matson Terminals, Sea-Land Service and CSX Lines.

CCM, a leading cooperative chassis pool manager headquartered in Budd Lake, New Jersey, collaborates with steamship lines, railroads, ports and motor carriers at more than 300 locations across the United States.


International independent shipbroker IFCHOR has appointed Giovanni Ravano alongside Emanuele Ravano as joint chief executive officer.

Giovanni Ravano served the past 20 years in various executive roles at agribusiness commodity leader Bunge. Earlier in his career, he was a shipbroker at IFCHOR.

“I am delighted to be back at the family business, joining my brother in leading IFCHOR’s strategy and developments. The shipping industry is rapidly evolving and the future looks ever more complex. IFCHOR has grown significantly in recent years and my focus will be on contributing to our goal of taking the company to the next level,” he said.

Founded in 1977, IFCHOR is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, with a network of 12 offices in Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. The shipbroking company offers dry and wet bulk chartering, sales and research, and financial advisory services.