The global provider of maritime services V.Group has appointed Junshan Zou to build, lead and drive V.Group’s activities in China, including business development, ship management and marine services.
Speaking about this appointment, Alastair Evitt
, Group Managing Director for V.Group’s Ship Management East division said: “We have made a long-term commitment to growing our business in China and I am delighted that Junshan Zou is joining us at what is an exciting time for the Group. This new role will enable us to focus our efforts on growing all aspects of V.Group’s business including expanding our pool of Chinese seafarers to meet the future growth needs of the market."
Alastair added: "Junshan’s deep knowledge and expertise, not only in shipping, but his commercial acumen and deep understanding of the Chinese market, will provide our existing and future clients with a trusted partner to support their business endeavours.”
Junshan has more than 20 years’ experience in maritime related businesses, building on his early academic and research career with the Shanghai Maritime University. He is the sole author of the book Port Economics and a co-author of two books – Transportation Economics and Management of China National Economy.
On his appointment Junshan said: “I’m delighted to be joining V.Group and developing our business in service of both existing and new customers in China. We’re bringing our full service offering together and with significant investment behind us, we’ll be able to provide clients with a powerful value proposition to support China’s maritime industry.”
Junshan will be based in V.Group’s new office in Shanghai’s new shipping cluster – the Maritime & Finance Excellence Centre - which was formally opened in March by V.Group’s CEO, Ian El-Mokadem.