CEVA Logistics has announced the appointment of Martin Thaysen as the new Managing Director for China effective 1 February 2012. Martin is currently the Chief Commercial Officer of Damco, heading the global commercial activities of the group, including sales, key account management, marketing and supply chain development. Prior to this, Martin was the Head of Group Strategy for A.P. Moller - Maersk. Martin takes over the leadership for CEVA's business and operations in China from Ditlev Blicher who is moving to a global role within CEVA as EVP, Global Operations, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He will move from Copenhagen to be based in Shanghai. Martin is a Danish national and married with two children. He holds an Executive MBA from IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland. Martin currently sits on the Advisory Board of Cranfield University.