Columbia Shipmanagement (CSM) has appointed Demetris Chrysostomou as its new Managing Director of Asia region, working out of the Singapore office.

Chrysostomou will oversee all existing and future operations in the Asian region, including China, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines. He will also retain overall responsibility for group marketing and business development.

“Columbia Shipmanagement has been growing its position globally this year, opening offices in Saudi Arabia, Greece and Italy through a variety of joint venture activities. We are keen to focus even more of our efforts on maximising the exciting opportunities the Asian market is presenting,” said Mark O’Neil, president and CEO of CSM.

Chrysostomou said: “The Asian market is a strong and important market to Columbia and boosting our presence here means we will be able to meet quickly, the needs and demands of this vibrant marketplace”.

“We are also investing strongly in digitalisation to optimise our processes and procedures in managing the ships under our control. We look forward to working closely with our friends and clients here in Asia and to help share in these benefits,” he added.

Source: Seatrade Maritime