After serving as interim CEO since the January 2021 resignation of Frank Coles, John-Kaare Aune has now been appointed CEO at Hong Kong headquartered Wallem Group. Prior to that, Aune,who joined Wallem in 2019, had been serving as managing director, shipmanagement.
“I am excited and honored to have the opportunity to lead Wallem as the group’s CEO,” said Aune. “I look forward to continuing the journey with our esteemed colleagues, leadership team and the board of directors of advancing Wallem for the future needs of our clients, employees, environment, and community. Together we will be concentrating on the growth of Wallem by having a sharp focus on delivering excellent client-service to our partners and strengthening our position as one of the leading providers of maritime services. By combining Wallem’s broad industry experience with the application of new technologies, we will be in excellent stead to support our partners in achieving sustainable value and assist them in our transition towards decarbonization in the years to come.”
Before joining Wallem, Aune was Regional Director – Asia Pacific at the Cayman Registry, playing a key role in the growth of its global commercial activities. He had previously worked at the Norwegian Maritime Directorate. He is a naval architect and holds a degree from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.