Gerry Wang, the Chief Executive Officer, Co-Chairman and Co-Founder, will retire from Seaspan Corporation effective December 31, 2017 to focus on family business investments and his ongoing charitable efforts. Wang will continue in his current role as CEO until the earlier of when a permanent CEO is identified or December 31, 2017. For 20 years, Mr. Wang has been a driving force behind Seaspan’s development into the world’s largest non-operating boxship owner.
The Board of Directors has appointed David Sokol, a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Seaspan, as Chairman of the Board. Concurrent with this change, Kyle Washington and Gerry Wang have both been recognized as Chairman Emeritus. Seaspan has promoted Peter Curtis to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Curtis joined Seaspan in 2001 as Vice President to establish and lead the ship management function and has served as the Chief Operating Officer of the company since 2012.