Jacob Sterling


Head of Technical Innovation, Maersk

Jacob Sterling brings broad experience on decarbonisation and sustainability with 20+ years’ experience in the field, and from both NGO and private sector.

He is currently Head of Technical Innovation in A.P. Moller-Maersk, where the innovation mainly focuses on finding solutions to decarbonizing shipping to enable that Maersk achieve its ambition of net zero CO2 emissions by 2050.

He is serving as employee elected member to the Board of Directors of A.P. Moller-Maersk, and he is also a Delegate to the Assembly of the Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), and a member of the Board of Directors in NEPCon – an NGO with a strong focus on sustainability certification.

Jacob has worked in Maersk since 2009 and prior to his current role, he has had leading roles within product management and sustainability. Before joining Maersk, Jacob worked as Conservation Director in WWF World Wide Fund for Nature, and he holds a master’s degree in biology.