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ASRY chief executive quits

Bahrain shipyard Arab Ship Repair Yard (ASRY) appointed Magdy Mustafa as acting chief executive, after the current chief executive Nils Kristian Berge has announced his resignation to move back to Norway for family reasons.

Mustafa, who has been with ASRY since 1978, takes up the new post at the start of next month.

“Mustafa is ideally positioned to provide steady leadership at this transitional time,” ASRY said in a statement.

During his three years in charge of the yard, Berge was responsible for many important reforms making it one of the leading yards in a congested market.


Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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