Seaspan Corporate

Our leadership sets exacting standards for our employees, informed by a guiding principle of sound corporate governance.


Seaspan's leadership is responsible for the overall direction and management of our company's affairs. They act honestly, and in good faith, with a view to the company's best interests.

  • Bing Chen

    Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

    Bing Chen was appointed as a Director and President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlas Corp. in November 2019, and as a Director and President and Chief Executive Officer of Seaspan in January 2018. Mr. Chen also serves as a Director and Chief Executive Officer of Poseidon Corp since March 2023. Through a career spanning over 25 years, Mr. Chen’s experiences comprise executive roles in Asia, Europe, and North America. Before joining Seaspan, he served as Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas (China) Ltd., leading the bank’s growth strategy in China. As Director and General Manager for Trafigura Investment (China), Mr. Chen was responsible for the domestic and international commodities trading. He led the buildup of the greater China investment banking practice at Houlihan Lokey, Inc. as Managing Director and Head of Asia Financial Advisory. Mr. Chen served as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer at industrial leasing and aircraft chartering businesses across Europe. In North America, he worked as Director, Business Strategy at Deutsche Bank in New York. Mr. Chen is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and received a B.S. (Magna Cum Laude and Honors) in Accountancy from Bernard Baruch College and MBA (Honors) from Columbia Business School.

  • Torsten Holst Pedersen

    Chief Operating Officer

    Torsten Holst Pedersen was appointed as chief operating officer in June 2020, and served as executive vice president, ship management from November 2018 to May 2020. Mr. Pedersen has over 20 years of experience in shipping, logistics and infrastructure, during which he held senior leadership roles and board positions across Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa. He started his career with the Maersk Group in 1996 and worked in several of the group’s business entities, holding C-level positions in Finance and HR. In 2016, Mr. Pedersen joined Inchcape Shipping Service as regional CEO for Middle East, Africa and South Asia. He then worked as head of operations for V Group, leading the transformation of the global operations organization of more than 45,000 employees. Prior to joining Seaspan, Mr. Pedersen worked as a strategy consultant, assisting companies with strategy execution and M&A due diligence in the Middle East and South Asia. He holds a Master of Economics from Aalborg University, Denmark, and a Master of International Economics (with Distinction) from University of Essex, U.K. These have been complemented by executive programs at Wharton and London Business School.

  • Kun Li

    Chief Commercial Officer

    Kun Li joined Seaspan in 2018. Before assuming the role of Chief Commercial Officer in July 2023, Kun Li held various positions at Seaspan, including Director, Vice President, and Senior Vice President of Corporate Development – APAC Operations. From 2014 to 2018, he held management positions at a subsidiary of a significant commodity SOE in China, where he was responsible for domestic and international commodity trading and asset management. From 2006 to 2014, he worked at Shanghai Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone United Development Co., Ltd. and Shanghai Free Trade Zone United Development Co., Ltd., focusing on land development, commercial negotiation, and government investment projects.

    Kun Li graduated from Shanghai International Studies University in 2006.

  • William Kostlivy

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Peter Li

    General Counsel

    Peter Li joined Seaspan in 2019 and was appointed as General Counsel of Atlas Corp. and Seaspan Corporation in May 2024. Mr. Li’s prior positions at Atlas and Seaspan include Associate General Counsel and Corporate Counsel. Mr. Li practiced in the areas of corporate commercial law, mergers & acquisitions, and financings in the Vancouver and Hong Kong offices of DLA Piper, an international law firm, from 2013 to 2019. Mr. Li was called to the bar in Alberta, Canada in 2010 and is licensed to practice law in British Columbia, Canada. Mr. Li holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Science from the University of British Columbia.

  • Stefan Hockley

    Head of Human Resources

    Stefan Hockley is Head of Human Resources of Atlas and Seaspan Corporation. Mr. Hockley has over 20 years of leadership experience in senior international People & Culture roles with employee bases in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Prior to joining Seaspan, Mr. Hockley was Vice President, Global Human Resources for 6 years at Sierra Wireless Inc,. a global leader in IoT products and services with 1,500 global employees in 12 locations where he was responsible for both Human Resources and Facilities. Previously, Mr. Hockley spent 11 years at Ballard Power Systems, a global provider of hydrogen fuel cell products and systems, in progressive Human Resources roles. Mr. Hockley has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Lancaster University in UK and holds the Certified Human Resources Professional designation.

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