David Williams


Global Head of Safmarine
Appointed 1 July 2015 

David joined the Safmarine team in Port Elizabeth, South Africa in 1986 and moved to the Johannesburg office in 1991. He worked in various sales and commercial roles in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Hamburg, Germany from 1997 to 2000.

In August 2000, David joined Maersk Line in Cape Town, where he held positions as Export Trade Manager, and Sales and Marketing General Manager. Between 2005 and 2011, he held country and cluster leadership roles in Africa, first as Namibia Country Manager and then Southern Africa Cluster Manager. In 2012, he became Head of the East & Central China Cluster.


Renato Silva

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Global Head of Customer Experience
Appointed 4 January 2016 

Renato began his career in Maersk Line in 1999, holding various commercial positions in Portugal, Spain and Morocco. From 2009 to 2013, Renato was Cluster Manager for Safmarine Iberia.

Before his latest appointment as Global Head of Customer Experience, Renato was based in Poland as Cluster Sales Manager for Maersk Line.


Campbell Smith

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Global Head of Sales
Appointed 1 September 2016 

Campbell has been with Maersk Line for 15 years, working in different markets, in both frontline executional and management roles, including Cluster Sales Manager in the Black Sea and New Zealand clusters.

Prior to moving to the Safmarine head office in Cape Town, South Africa, Campbell was Head of Sales Excellence in Maersk Line based out of Copenhagen, Denmark. 

Anita de Werd 


Global Head of Marketing 
Appointed 1 January 2019 

Acting as a pivotal point in branding, marketing and business development, Anita brings together senior leaders from all departments in the company to build our brand through strategic marketing and a focus on customers.

She has extensive marketing, branding and communication experience gathered from various global roles in Europe, Asia and Africa. She worked previously at IBM, Royal HaskoningDHV, DSM, Teva Pharmaceuticals and Philips.

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