Aleksej Slipenciuk will be Director of BU Baltic’s Kiel and Fredericia agencies, as well as the freight agency in Oslo, in addition to his role as Route Director Kiel ‒ Klaipeda. He will report to Anders Refsgaard, VP & Head of BU Baltic.
Aleksej Slipenciuk will take on responsibility as Director of BU Baltic’s Kiel and Fredericia agencies, as well as the freight agency in Oslo, in addition to his roles as Route Director Kiel ‒ Klaipeda and Klaipeda – Copenhagen – Fredericia.
“I am very pleased that we can now introduce a permanent management of those agencies, following Jacob Andersen’s move to Rotterdam and Lars Hoffmann’s to Turkey. I am equally pleased that Aleksej has accepted this huge task, for which he is better suited than anyone I can think of. As a Route Director for the Kiel ‒ Klaipeda route since 2017, and with previous route responsibilities on his C.V., he brings extremely valuable experience with our customers and markets to his new job. He is well-known and respected by customers and colleagues alike, he is a very good manager of people, and good at setting a strategic direction, keeping a firm course and spreading trust and confidence in DFDS.
“I think we are lucky that we have been able to fill such a key position for our business with an internal candidate of Aleksej’s calibre, and I wish him all the best in his new and challenging role. I am also confident you will all support him the best you can in making the new management structure a success for BU Baltic and DFDS,” says Anders Refsgaard, VP and Head of BU Baltic.
Aleksej Slipenciuk (49) was born in Omsk, Russia, and graduated as a Marine Engineer in St Petersburg. Following some years at sea, he joined DFDS Baltic Line in Klaipeda in 1996 as a booking agent for the Klaipeda ‒ Fredericia ‒ Copenhagen route. Since DFDS acquired the Lithuanian shipping company Lisco, he has had a number of operational roles and route director responsibilities for the Klaipeda – Karlshamn and Kiel – St. Petersburg/Ust Luga routes. He was an MD for DFDS in St. Petersburg for five years until he was appointed to his current position as Route Director Klaipeda-Kiel in 2017.
Aleksej will be reporting to Anders Refsgaard, and as his office will be in Kiel, he will soon be moving to Germany.
The change takes effect from now, and agency staff were informed at staff meetings earlier today.