Head of Marine Strategic Projects and Crisis Management – Maersk Americas

Deepak Kukreti

Deepak Kukreti – Maersk

Capt. Deepak Kukreti has been with the Ocean Logistics industry for nearly 27 years.

The last 17 years he has been with Maersk where he has enjoyed working on board the fleet vessels as a Master Mariner, Fleet Management, Port Optimization and Marine Execution.

In his current role he is responsible for Marine Strategic Projects and Crisis Management for the Americas region and works out of Maersk’s Panama Office. In addition, he also leads Business Continuity and Decarbonization objectives for the Company’s Ocean Logistics business in Americas.

Earlier in his career Deepak gained invaluable experience working onboard ships in different operational environments including bulk carriers, container, cruise liners, oil, and gas tankers. “This exposure in my early career was crucial in developing strong communication and leadership skills but more importantly in relationship building as I worked alongside people from over 50 countries representing different cultures, backgrounds, and ethnicities”.

Curiously Deepak has commanded the largest cargo ship to ever sail in the Amazon River and led two rescue operations at sea saving 10 lives.

Capt. Deepak is a Brazilian national of Indian origin. Having studied across 4 continents, which includes an MBA from the Manchester Business School, UK, he also speaks 4 languages, but Spanish is not yet one of them.

He is passionate about the supply chain industry. “Finding creative solutions for the customers in the ever-changing global environment is challenging yet very exciting”. He truly believes that seafarers are “essential/key workers” and the recent Covid19 pandemic is testament to their unwavered commitment and resilience.


AP Moller Maersk, headquartered in Copenhagen, is an integrated container logistics company working to connect and simplify its customers’ supply chains.

As the global leader in shipping services, the company operates in 130 countries and employs roughly 76,000 people.