Martin Gaard Christiansen to depart V.Group as Westgarth prepares ship management focus

V.Group chief commercial officer Martin Gaard Christiansen is set to leave V.Group as new CEO Graham Westgarth moves to make structural changes to the organisation.

Westgarth (pictured) joined V.Group in May and is planning for the ship management and services giant to become much more focused on its core business of ship management, with a greater focus on customer engagement.

Christiansen joined V.Group from Wrist Ship Supply in 2017, and previous to his role there was CEO for APM Terminals in the Asia Pacific region. He is leaving V.Group by mutual agreement on August 31st.

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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