Global Ship Lease Expands Board of Directors
Global Ship Lease, Inc. (GSL) announced today the appointment of Alain Wils and John van de Merwe to the company's board of directors, increasing the board to six members. Wils and van de Merwe were appointed by the existing Board of Directors following their nomination by the company's largest shareholder, CMA CGM.
Wils currently serves as a consultant in the shipping and logistics industries, with more than 40 years of experience. After serving as Chairman and CEO of Sceta International, a European logistics and freight forwarding company, Wils was a Managing Director and then Executive Board member of CMA CGM from 1996 to 2008.
Van de Merwe provides consultancy services in transportation and logistics, also with more than 40 years of industry experience. Following a 28-year tenure at Sea-Land Service Inc, serving in various executive capacities in the United States and Europe, including as an officer of the company, van de Merwe served from 2000-2006 as President and CEO of CMA CGM (America).