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BNP Paribas China head to take the helm at Seaspan

BNP Paribas China head to take the helm at Seaspan

The former head of BNP Paribas in China, Bing Chen, will take up the helm as ceo of containership owner Seaspan in January next year.

Chen will be replacing Seaspan founder and ceo Gerry Wang who is retiring on 3 November. Until Chen takes up the post Peter Curtis, executive vice president and chief operating officer, will also serve as Seaspan's interim ceo.

Chen’s most recent role was as ceo of BNP Paribas (China), and he was previously general manager of Trafigura’s Chinese operations.

"We are pleased to have reached a very successful conclusion to our ceo search, and to have a seasoned professional like Mr Chen join our executive team. Mr Chen has diverse operating and financial business experience as well as strong relationships in our key markets in Asia and Europe,” said David Sokol, chairman of Seaspan.

Chen commented: “I am confident that Seaspan will continue to strengthen its position as the leader in the global containership leasing industry.”

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