Achievers & Accolades

Graham Named CFO Of N.C. Ports

By Staff Reports, posted May 14, 2024

Jonathan Graham has been appointed chief financial officer of N.C. Ports, according to a news release.

In this role, he will oversee accounting, finance and strategic business planning activities for the N.C. State Ports Authority, including the capital planning process, ensuring that expenditures are completed in the most efficient and effective manner to maximize the value to the organization, the release stated.

According to the release, Graham has more than 20 years of experience in the industry. He most recently served as the Head of Finance, Global Projects for APM Terminals, a top 5 global port operator and an A.P. Moller-Maersk company, where he led global investment and technical transformation programs, including automation, decarbonization and asset digitization, according to the release.

“Jonathan brings immense experience to North Carolina Ports and will make an immediate and significant impact on our team,” said BrianClark, executive director of N.C. Ports, in the release. “His industry knowledge will be essential as we continue to grow our volumes and invest in port infrastructure and expansion projects.”

Graham started his career with A.P. Moller-Maersk, serving in various lead accounting and finance roles. He has also served in senior financial management roles with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Pacific International Lines, and Ports America.

While Graham has lived and worked around the globe, including Africa, Asia, Central America, and North America, he was born and raised in North Carolina.

He attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he double majored in business administration and finance/ management. He also completed an International Marine Terminal CFO and Project Management Program with APM Terminals Finance Management and participated in an Advanced Development Program at Cranfield School of Management.

“Jonathan’s experience will enable him to make valuable contributions to the organization and its strategic vision while enhancing the supply chain and economy of his home state of North Carolina,” said Susan Rabon, chair of the North Carolina State Ports Authority Board of Directors, in the release.

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