Michael Hynekamp is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Wallenius Wilhelmsen ASA - Logistics Services. He started his career with Wallenius Wilhelmsen in November 2007 as a Chief Financial Officer and Chief of Staff leading transformation of Finance, HR and IT before transitioning to lead the Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean division in Oslo, Norway from 2015 until 2020. Michael joined Wallenius Wilhelmsen ASA upon establishment of the company in April 2017 as a publicly traded entity and is a founding member of the company’s new executive team. His previous experience includes thirteen years with Mercedes Benz (Daimler AG) across various senior management roles in Operations, Marketing and Finance both in the US and in Europe. He started his career with Ernst & Young LLP. Michael holds an MBA degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University as well as executive education from Columbia Business School, and is a licensed CPA, CGMA and holds a CTP accreditation.
At Einride Mesh, Michael will share Wallenius Wilhelmsen’s experience with battery-powered electric trucks for heavy-haul freight including the challenges faced and the potential for this application of sustainable shipping.
What do you see as one of the most important trends for 2023?
The convergence of technologies such as artificial intelligence & machine learning, with massive amounts of democratized data, is providing more than insights for industries. The trend is accelerating actionable change across the dimensions of connectivity, sustainability and social responsibility for stakeholders of any organization and allowing for improvement in performance at scale.
What does "Make intelligent moves" mean to you?
It means to bring both efficiency and efficacy to supply chains. So much effort has focused on the cliché “doing things right” and now we can combine it with “doing the right things” in order to find solutions that are sustainable, responsible as well as cost effective. We know that much of transport has been routed in transactional relationships that are grounded in asymmetric information, however with more connected assets and the technologies capable of ingesting more data, we can build more transparent partnerships based upon data, converted to information, transformed to insights that lead to intelligent actions.
Where do you see your company/industry in 10 years?
At Wallenius Wilhelmsen, we will lead the way in transforming shipping and logistics for autos and equipment by becoming the leading and most sustainable supply chain and mobility orchestrator.