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John-Kaare Aune takes on permanent CEO role at Wallem

John-Kaare Aune has been appointed permanent CEO at Wallem Group after nine months in an interim position following the resignation of Frank Coles in January.

Aune joined Hong Kong-based Wallem in 2019 as managing director of shipmanagement.

Wallem chairman Nigel Hill commented: “We are very pleased to confirm John-Kaare’s appointment to the permanent CEO role and the wealth of experience that he brings. The past few months have been challenging to everyone in the shipping industry and we have been very impressed with the calm and professional manner in which he has performed throughout his stewardship of the Wallem Group as interim CEO.”

Before joining Wallem, Aune worked at the Cayman Registry. He had previously worked at the Norwegian Maritime Directorate.

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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