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 ChenChairman, 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. Through a career spanning over 25 years, Mr. Chen’s experiences comprise executive roles in Asia, Europe and North America. Before joining the Company and 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 P&L of domestic and international commodities trading in the country. 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 PedersenChief 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 LiChief 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.
Andrew E. DerksenGeneral Counsel
Andrew E. Derksen is the General Counsel of Seaspan Corporation and also serves as the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Atlas Corp. Mr. Derksen has over 15 years of leadership experience in senior business and legal executive roles in Japan, Europe and the U.S. Prior to joining Atlas, Mr. Derksen was Chief Legal Officer and Board Secretary of Energy Technologies Holdings (Delaware) and Exide Technologies Group SAS, a private equity held battery manufacturing company with $1.7B in annual revenue, where Andrew was accountable for strategy/M&A, corporate governance, risk and legal management. Previously, Mr. Derksen was General Counsel at Faurecia Interior Systems (Euronext: EO), an automotive group, where Mr. Derksen oversaw legal and regulatory affairs for a 35,000 employee business group with 70 factories world-wide. In addition, Mr. Derksen has held several roles in the energy sector including with Hess Corp. (NYSE: HES) in Houston. Prior to his work as a business executive and leader, Mr. Derksen practiced law with Herbert Smith Freehills in Paris and Faskens in Toronto. Mr. Derksen is licensed to practice law in Ontario, England and Wales, and Paris. He carried out business studies at ESCP (Paris), and holds a J.D. from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Mr. Derksen is based at the Executive Office in Hong Kong.