Ces Butner returns for another stint as Port of Oakland president

Ces Butner returns for another stint as Port of Oakland president

Port of Oakland’s governing board have elected Oakland business leader Cestra ‘Ces’ Butner as its new president, succeeding Joan Story.

Butner, the founder of Horizon Beverage, returns for a second term as president having held the role from July 2013 to July 2014.

“We’ll work with the staff to grow the Port’s business for the benefit of our community,” Butner said of his appointment. He has served on the port’s board since 2012.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.

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