David Palmer steps in to CEO role at Wah Kwong

The long-rumoured appointment of Industry veteran David Palmer to the role of chief executive at Hong Kong-based Wah Kwong Maritime Holdings Ltd was confirmed last Friday (March 2).

David Palmer has been working in the shipping industry for many years where he has been variously managing director at Swire Australia, executive vice president at Stolt Nielsen, chief executive at International Product Carriers, and director of IMC Pan Asia Alliance.

Prior to his most recent appointment Mr Palmer was the chief executive of Pareto Securities.

“The Board is pleased to have secured the services of Mr. Palmer, who has a well-rounded corporate shipping career and will bring to Wah Kwong a broad experience across many shipping sectors and disciplines,” Wah Kwong announced on its website. Mr Palmer takes up the new role on May 14.

Wah Kwong’s previous chief executive. Tim Huxley stepped down from the post in May 2016.

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