COLUMBUS LINE APPOINTS NEW AUSTRALASIAN REGION MANAGEMENT
Germany’s Hamburg-Sud group said it has restructured its Columbus Line management team in the Australasian region.
Frank Smet has been appointed regional director for Australasia. Based in Sydney, he will work alongside regional finance director Rowil Ponta.
Smet has been based in Santiago since 1994, as chief of Hamburg-Sud/Columbus Line Chile.
Bo Samuelsson has been appointed joint general manager (commercial) for Columbus Line New Zealand. He was employed by South Seas Steamship Line as New Zealand general manager.
Roger Giles, formerly Columbus Line’s Christchurch manager, has been appointed as New Zealand sales and marketing manager.