WSS Makes Key Asia Pacific Appointments

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Thursday, April 03, 2014
Hege Solstad: Photo WSS

Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) advises that it has strengthened its Singapore-based management team with the appointment of Ms. Hege Solstad as Regional Director, WSS Asia Pacific, and Harald Lundestad as General Manager in the Singapore office.

WSS say that these appointments reflect increased levels of business and a focus on expanding service provision across the Asia-Pacific region. Both individuals bring key skillsets to the WSS Asia operations, having worked across global markets and will focus on maintaining close customer links in support of the WSS offer to owners and operators in the shipping and offshore markets.

Solstad joined Wilhelmsen in 2005, as Business Director Maritime Logistics, where her main focus was the development of new products and service offers and subsequently as Area Director Black Sea with a focus on emerging markets.

She brings solid experience in both commercial and operational aspects of liner shipping and logistics, gained during roles at Atlantic Container Line, Ivarans Rederi and Seaway Shipping. Solstad has a Bachelor in Supply Chain Management and a Bachelor in Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Management, BI Oslo.

As General Manager, Singapore, Harald Lundestad will be responsible for operations that each year include 8,000 ships agency port calls, the delivery of 31,000 product orders and 3,000 safety service jobs.
Lundestad has held various positions during 14 years with the Wilh. Wilhelmsen group, commencing his career as an analyst in Oslo, before transferring first to Shanghai and then Taiwan.

He has a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Technology Management from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway.

 

 


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