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Doughty to step down at Wallem

Simon Doughty is to step down as CEO of the Wallem Group, one of Hong Kong’s largest shipping services company.

Doughty, who has been with Wallem for 13 years and CEO for the past seven years, has decided to return home to the UK to be closer to his family. A recruitment company is now looking for his replacement with Doughty committing to stay on until early next year while a suitable executive is found for the shipmanagement major.

“This is not a decision that I have taken lightly, I have been deliberating about it for some months now, not least because I have a deep respect for our staff, customers and shareholders. I have reached the pinnacle of my career as Wallem Group CEO; a career spanning almost 35 years in the maritime sector. I am extremely proud of and passionate about Wallem, our heritage and our people and I feel that I have shaped the culture of the Group as it has shaped me,” Doughty wrote in a note to clients seen by Splash.



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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