WSS VP Speaks About Asia restructure

(Press Release)
Monday, July 09, 2012
Bjorn Tonsberg, Regional Vice President

Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) Asia Pacific is strengthening its’ regional management team to meet market demand and emerging business opportunities.

 

Bjorn Tonsberg, Regional Vice President said: “We are reviewing the way we do things and rebuilding the organisation to meet the challenges that the next few years will bring. Constant improvements to better serve our customers are the only way forward. With this in mind we are optimising our sales structure and investing in competence development to take advantage of opportunities in emerging market segments such as offshore and traders and charterers.

 

Part of the restructure comes from the appointment of Yoshihiro Iizuka as General Manager Japan and Jason Chew as General Manager for China. Graham Hunter, former Business Director Marine Chemicals, will take up position as Technical Sales Director based in Singapore. Mr Hunter has decades of experience in the marine business having been General Manager for Nalfleet, the marine division of Nalco, before joining WSS in 2011. He will continue to play an instrumental role in strengthening WSS’s chemical offering to global and Asian customers with particular focus on technical competence development and strengthening customer service in this field.

 

Mr Iizuka, who will divide his time between Tokyo and Yokohama, has over 20 years’ experience with multinational chemical corporations. He has worked specifically within purchasing, cost accounting, and supply chain management and operations control. After graduating with a degree in Commercial Science from the University of Waseda, Yoshihiro joined Ciba-Geigy, Japan in 1985 as Chemical Buyer. In 2001, Mr Iizuka joined Syngenta Japan, K.K as Head of the Supply Chain Department before moving to Singapore to become the Hub Manager in Asia Pacific. For the past three years, he has headed up the logistics and purchasing department at iSika Ltd based in Japan.

 

Shanghai-based Mr Chew first joined WSS in August 2010 as Area Finance Manager for WSS North East Asia. Prior to this, he was Senior Manager, Audit at Ernst & Young Hua Ming. A graduate from University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Mr Chew is a certified Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

 

In addition, WSS is increasing its footprint in China by opening agency offices in the major port cities. The company is also looking to grow its internal training programs in Japan and Korea to further strengthen its regional organisation.

Maritime Reporter October 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

NAVCENT Commander Recognizes Journey of Hope Sailors

Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet, Combined Maritime Forces, Vice Adm. John. W. Miller, recognized the accomplishments of three special-needs sailors from the Kuwaiti ship,

NYK Holds 8th Environmental Management Conference

NYK welcomed about 60 environmental supervisors from 47 NYK Group companies to the group’s annual Environmental Management Conference in Tokyo. NYK holds this

W&O, LESER Partner to Deliver Safety Relief Valves

W&O, a global supplier to the marine and upstream oil and gas markets for pipe, valves and fittings, valve automation and engineered solutions, has partnered with

Logistics

Gazprom to Partner Turkey to Supply Gas

Moscow hosted today a working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Taner Yildiz, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of the Republic of Turkey.

Fednav Celebrates Anniversary Trio in Cleveland

Fednav Limited held a reception on board one of its vessels, the Federal Mayumi, at the Port of Cleveland yesterday to celebrate a trio of anniversaries: the 70th

Night Moves on America's Waterways

Overnight operations are certainly not unusual on America’s inland waterways, but that doesn’t make them any less hazardous. Onboard activities that seem so straightforward

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1377 sec (7 req/sec)