CSIC chairman Hu Wenming to retire

CSIC chairman Hu Wenming to retire

China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), one of two state-run shipbuilding conglomerates in China, has announced that Hu Wenming has ceased to be the chairman of the group due to retirement.

Hu, 62, has been the most powerful man in China’s shipbuilding industry over the past seven years, having served as chairman of both CSSC and CSIC.

Hu started his career in the aviation industry in the 1980s and served many positions in Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC). He was appointed chairman of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) in 2012 and moved to CSIC as chairman in 2015 in a management swap between CSSC and CSIC arranged by the central government.

In July, CSSC and CSIC officially confirmed their intentions for a long expected merger and currently the two groups are working on possible merger plans.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.

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