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Starting 13 September 2021
Application deadline 16 August 2021

André Simha
Global Chief Digital & Information Officer at MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company


Andre Simha is Global Chief Digital & Information Officer of MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, a global leader in container shipping and logistics.

In his role, Andre is responsible for leading and executing the company’s overall digital transformation and innovation strategy. His guiding principle is to explore how the latest technology, such as blockchain, IoT and smart containers, can improve and simplify container shipping for MSC’s agencies and customers around the world.

Striving to deliver innovative solutions that solve business problems and create customer value, André collaborates across functional lines, businesses and the broader supply chain ecosystem to improve efficiencies. He is a tireless advocate for the collaborative development and adoption of standards in the shipping industry.

He currently serves as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Digital Container Shipping Association (, a neutral and non-profit organisation that drives interoperability in the industry through standardisation.

He is also a member of the Smart Maritime Network Counsel, an industry membership group focused on promoting the benefits of enhanced integration, standardisation and data sharing among stakeholders within the maritime and transport logistics sectors.

One of his favourite quotes is by Albert Einstein: “If at first an idea is not insane, there is no hope for it.”