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Evergreen's Jack Yen to take IADA chair

Evergreen's Jack Yen to take IADA chair

Taipei: Jack Yen, president/CEO of Evergreen Marine Corp of Taiwan, has been elected the new chairman of the Intra-Asia Discussion Agreement (IADA). From now on, each east Asian nation will take it in turns to head the association, and a vice chairman position will be created.

The vice chairmanship this time will be assumed by Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), and C.L. Ting, the company's managing director in charge of Asia-Pacific region, will become IADA chairman in 2008.

Kinichi Hirayama, former president of Tokyo Senpaku Kaisha (TSK), served as chairman of IADA for the last three years. [18/06/07]