Stanko Jekov to head Simpson Spence Young

UK shipbroker Simpson Spence Young (SSY) has announced its head of dry cargo, Stanko Jekov, will be taking over as senior partner following Mark Richardson’s announcement that he will retire at the end of 2022 after six years at the helm.

Stanko, who has been with SSY since 2002 and was made partner in 2010, has led the dry cargo department since 2016.

Jekov commented: “No doubt, there are some big challenges ahead for the shipping industry but I’m looking forward to taking on this role in what is a very exciting time for our business.”

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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