Korean Register appoints new chairman

The Korean Register of Shipping (KR) has appointed Lee Jung-Gee, former executive vice president, as its new chairman.

Lee has been at the Korean class society since 1987. He replaces Dr B.S. Park (pictured), who died after a short illness in October.

With both the Korean merchant fleet and orders at the nation’s yards dwindling, Lee will have a big job on his hands to further internationalise its client base in the coming year.


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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