Seaspan Appoints Tina Lai as Chief Human Resources Officer


HONG KONG, July 23, 2018 /CNW/ – Seaspan Corporation ("Seaspan") (NYSE:SSW), the world’s largest independent containership owner operator, is pleased to announce that Tina Lai has been appointed to the newly-created position of Chief Human Resources Officer, where she will provide leadership in all aspects of Seaspan’s functions relating to human capital, including talent acquisition, communications, training & development and total performance rewards. This appointment is part of Seaspan’s commitment to invest in human capital for future growth and to further strengthen its leading position in the containership leasing industry.

Bing Chen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Seaspan, commented, "Tina’s diverse industry background and extensive experience in human resources makes her extremely well qualified to fill this critical position and a great addition to the Seaspan leadership team. I look forward to the contributions she will make to our organization."

Prior to joining Seaspan, Ms. Lai spent five years at Metrie, the largest supplier and manufacturer of solid wood and composite molding in North America. Metrie operates five manufacturing facilities and 26 distribution centers in the United States and Canada.  As Vice President, Human Resources, Ms. Lai was part of the senior leadership team at Metrie and played a key role in building out the human resources function, which focused on bringing talent to the front and center of the business strategy.

Ms. Lai has 20 years of experience as a results-oriented human resources professional.  She has also served in leadership positions in a number of industries where she has had very broad oversight responsibilities including, oversight of sales and customer service, channel marketing, corporate communications, culture transformation and organizational effectiveness.

Ms. Lai is a Certified Professional in Human Resources with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia and a Certificate in Human Resources Management from the British Columbia Institute of Technology ("BCIT"). 

About Seaspan

Seaspan is the leading independent charter owner and operator of containerships with industry leading ship management services. We charter our vessels primarily pursuant to long-term, fixed-rate, time charters to the world’s largest container shipping liners. Seaspan’s operating fleet consists of 112 containerships with a total capacity of more than 900,000 TEU, an average age of approximately 5 years and an average remaining lease period of approximately 5 years, on a TEU weighted basis.

Seaspan has the following securities listed on The New York Stock Exchange:




Class A common shares

SSW PR D           

Series D preferred shares

SSW PR E         

Series E preferred shares

SSW PR G         

Series G preferred shares

SSW PR H     

Series H preferred shares


6.375% senior unsecured notes due 2019


7.125% senior unsecured notes due 2027


5.500% senior notes due 2025


For Investor Relations Inquiries:

Mr. Anthony Gerstein
Senior Director, Investor Relations
Seaspan Corporation
Tel. 646-659-4050
Email: [email protected]

SOURCE Seaspan Corporation

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