NHC head to stand down
John Wiik will step down as CEO of the Norwegian Hull Club (NHC) on 1 January 2016. He has successfully steered the Club through years of growth and prosperity to create one of the largest pure marine underwriters in the industry.
He will be replaced by Faz Peermohamed, a senior partner at London’s Ince & Co, who currently holds the position of Global Head of Shipping. A former ship’s master, Perrmohamed has been a maritime lawyer at Ince & Co for 22 years.
Wiik joined the Club in 1979, when the company was still known as Bergens Skibsassuranseforening.
During his three decades at the Club, he played a significant role in the company’s national and international expansion.
As a result, 80% of their revenue today comes from international markets.
Peermohamed, who will be based in Bergen, will be supported in his new role by the NHC’s management team, namely Hans Christian Seim, Arne Birkeland, Atle Fjeldstad, Ole Jørgen Eikanger, and Per Gustav Blom.
Change of boss at shippers body
George Chew has been elected as the president of the Singapore National Shippers’ Council, succeeding John Lu who was the chairman. Chew’s appointment is concurrent with the election of a new council.
Lu had been chairman since 1997. A well-acknowledged champion of shippers, Lu would raise shippers’ concerns and argue for their interests at local, regional, and international shipping and trade events. Lu has been appointed as the shippers’ council’s honorary president.
New York & New Jersey port division gets new head
Molly Campbell has been appointed to the role of director of port commerce at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ). Campbell was selected following a search to replace Richard Larrabee, who is retiring. Campbell will take over for Larrabee on 27 July.
“Molly is a rising star in the maritime community, and we’re fortunate to get someone with her leadership, financial, and management skills to advance our port’s longstanding reputation as a premier generator of jobs and economic activity,” said PANYNJ executive director Pat Foye. Campbell had served as chief financial officer at the Port of Los Angeles since 2007 before becoming director of financial management systems at Los Angeles World Airports for the City of Los Angeles earlier this year. During her tenure at America’s largest port, Campbell was responsible for strategic development, operations and maintenance, and managing the port’s operating and capital budgets.