Managing Director East Africa, Maersk Line
Steve's career spans various industries, including retail, financial services and shipping. He currently holds the position of Managing Director – East Africa for Maersk Line, the world’s largest container shipping company. Based in Nairobi, he leads the businesses in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi and South Sudan. Prior to this appointment, Steve held various executive positions within Maersk Line, most recently Managing Director - Israel, based in Tel-Aviv, preceded by Africa Sales Director, based in Cape Town. He has also been posted in Canada and the USA for other companies.
Steve serves on various boards, including Nyota Tanzania Ltd, Maersk Agency Uganda Ltd (Chairman), Kenya Ships Agents Association, Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and Nairobi Hebrew Congregation.
Steve's strongest area of expertise is in emerging markets, underpinned by his extensive experience in establishing and growing businesses in such markets in general, and in Africa in particular.
Steve delivered a presentation at the 5th annual “Aid for Trade” conference at the World Trade Organization in Geneva in June 2015, on behalf of the Maersk Group. He was also a finalist for the prestigious Absa Jewish Achiever Awards, to be adjudicated on 23 August 2015; and is due to receive an award from the President of Lithuania in December 2015.