Torsten Holst Pedersen

The world’s largest non-operating containership owner, Seaspan, has hired a new executive vice president of ship management and general counsel.

Torsten Holst Pedersen (pictured above) and H Theodore (Ted) Chang will join the company in November.

Bing Chen, Seaspan president and chief executive, said: “Torsten and Ted have both had distinguished careers and demonstrated successes in their respective fields. After an extensive search for both roles, we are pleased to welcome Torsten and Ted to our executive team.

“Along with other recent additions filling out our leadership team, we have an extremely dynamic and exciting group in place on which we can build success and effectively scale our organisation,” he added.

Mr Pedersen has over 20 years of experience in shipping, logistics and infrastructure, after beginning his career with the Maersk group in 1996 and worked in several of the group’s business units. In 2016 he joined Inchcape Shipping Service as regional chief executive for Middle East, Africa and South Asia before becoming head of operations for V Group, leading the transformation of the global operations organisation of more than 45,000 employees.

Mr Chang also brings more than 20 years’ experience, his in the legal, global finance and corporate development worlds. Prior to joining Seaspan, he was the senior legal counsel for Seekers, a hedge and private equity fund based in Hong Kong with global investment portfolios.

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