Diego's appointment was warmly endorsed by his father, MSC founder and former president Mr Gianluigi Aponte: “The Board and I firmly believe that Diego, supported by his senior management, will deliver continued success for MSC and its customers," he said. "We already have a number of projects underway which will help improve our overall service offering to clients, whilst improving our efficiencies. It is an exciting time for MSC.”
“It is important that we keep looking forward and that we prepare the company for the future,” he added.
True to the family spirit that has defined MSC for the previous four decades, Mr. Gianluigi Aponte is to assume the new role of Group Executive Chairman. Mr. Aponte will continue to oversee all group related activities as well as supporting Diego in shaping the future of MSC.
Since joining MSC in 1997, Diego Aponte has worked in various functions across the business including line management where he managed all aspects of the trade. In recent years, Diego has taken more responsibility in the wider running of the company, serving as Vice President. As Chairman of TIL, Terminal Investment Limited, Diego has also overseen the growth and strategic direction of MSC’s Port Division.
“MSC has a proud heritage,” said Diego, “over the past 40 years my father founded and led MSC from a one-ship operator to become the second largest container shipping line in the world. He has created an influential global brand; MSC inspires passion, dedication and entrepreneurism wherever you look. The management team, together with the family board, will continue to work hard to keep MSC as special today as it was in 1970.”