A 20-plus-year maritime professional, Simon has been with the Wallem Group since 2005, initially as the Managing Director for Wallem Ship Agencies with responsibility for operations in 13 countries across Asia. In 2011 Simon was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer. His previous experience includes managing multi-service maritime companies in the Middle East and the Americas. He is a member of the Working Group for the Interim Berthing Arrangements for the Advisory Committee on Cruise Industry in Hong Kong.
In close collaboration with the senior management team, Paul Moore is working to make finance a strategic advantage for Wallem across the Group. Paul has been in Asia for more than 25 years gaining extensive experience in Japan liner agency operations, and as the Group Finance Director for a ship owner and deep sea liner operator based in Hong Kong and Sydney.
Paul joined Wallem in May 2013 as the Group’s new Chief Financial Officer, replacing Nick Tonkinson, who retired from Wallem in September 2013 after 14 years’ service.
David is leading Wallem Ship Management's drive for continuous improvement and cementing its position as a quality ship manager and technical services provider. He has a rich experience in senior ship management roles including offshore services. David is a Master Mariner with comprehensive experience in all facets of ship management from his roles as a designated person ashore (DPA) and leading quality and safety teams, to building first class technical and crew management services that meet the needs of ship owners, charterers and oil majors.
Dickson Chin was promoted to Managing Director Ship Agency in June 2014 after joining the Group in 2008, initially in the role of General Manager for the Hong Kong ship agency business, and in 2012 was promoted to Managing Director for Indo-China.
Dickson is one of Wallem’s in-house cruise experts, leading the team in delivering more than 450 cruise port calls annually. He leads a network of 26 offices across Asia, South Africa and Americas with teams delivering a full port agency service to vessel owners, operators, charterers and cargo interests in all Asian ports.
Johan Vermeiren joined Wallem in May 2013 and leads Wallem’s logistics business which provides services for ship spares, freight forwarding, project logistics, airfreight and land transport. Johan graduated from Brussels University in International Economics. He started his career with management positions in logistics companies in Western Europe and the Ukraine, focusing on road transportation, warehousing and port operations before moving into Asia in 2000. He has strong experience in automotive logistics and supply chains, freight management, warehousing and ship agency. Johan also has a keen interest in oil & gas and project logistics.
Nigel has 28 years' experience in the industry and has held senior positions in the maritime, aviation and logistics sectors in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, including managing start-ups and growing new businesses in challenging environments. Today he is responsible for driving commercial development for the Wallem Group with a focus on new services, strengthening customer relationships and offering value-added services to win and retain clients. Nigel is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT).
Debbie is a veteran HR professional, with over 20 years of experience. She has spent the last 10 years driving talent management, performance management, change management and leadership development initiatives in a number of international organizations. Debbie was appointed as Head of Human Resources in 2011 and is responsible for Wallem's strategic HR initiatives to recruit, develop and retain excellent and sustainable talent.
Wiebke Schuett is Managing Director, Wallem Europe, overseeing business operations and developing Wallem’s market in Europe. With a Masters in Economics, and the woman behind Wallem’s fleet personnel team in Hamburg, Germany, Wiebke established the crewing service and procedures for crewing vessels to the safety and industry standards under the German Tonnage Tax. The role grew to include overseeing the crewing activities of Wallem in Eastern Europe before Wiebke was promoted to Managing Director, Wallem Europe.