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New roles for LR leadership team in China

Posted on: 27 February 2024

Lloyd’s Register (LR) is pleased to announce that two key senior LR leaders in the Greater China team will be moving into new positions.

Sau Weng Tang (pictured left) takes over responsibility for Greater China as President, to support the company’s continued commitment and growth within the country. Meanwhile, Dr Mao-Gen Xue (pictured right), former President of Greater China, will move to a new role as Senior Advisor for Greater China.

Dr Mao-Gen Xue joined Lloyd’s Register in 1995 and has served as President of Greater China since 2013, with overall responsibility for the organisation across the region. Over the past ten years, under the leadership of Dr Xue, LR Greater China has become a leading classification society and trusted adviser to the region. Dr Xue will continue to play a vital role in the management team as Senior Advisor for LR Greater China.

Sau Weng Tang joined Lloyd’s Register in 1995 and has an in-depth knowledge of LR from 13 years of technical and commercial roles within the organisation in the UK and Asia. Before rejoining LR in 2022, Tang held various international roles working for well-known names in the industry, including RightShip, Global RBS Shipping Business Centre, CSL Marine Asia and Willis Towers Watson, where he has accumulated rich networks and experience in the maritime industry.

LR Chief Commercial Officer Andy McKeran, said: “China has spent the last 30 years developing into a key shipbuilding nation and trade powerhouse. LR has grown alongside this transition and Dr Mao-Gen Xue has been instrumental to our company’s and clients’ success in the region. I have no doubt that Sau Weng Tang, supported by Dr Xue, will lead our talented team as they work together and help clients achieve their ambitions.”

Senior Advisor for LR Greater China Dr Mao-Gen Xue, said: “My three decades at LR have been extremely rewarding, working with an impressive team and supporting clients on numerous pioneering projects within maritime. I look forward to continuing this work in my new position as Senior Advisor for Greater China.”

President of LR Greater China Sau Weng Tang, said: “This announcement marks the next exciting chapter for LR in China, as we work closely with charterers, shipping companies, financial leasing companies, shipyards, design companies and government bodies to future-proof China’s position as a leading global maritime hub. It is a great honour to be representing LR as President for Greater China, and I look forward to working with Dr Xue and our great team as we unlock huge opportunities in the region.”

LR has been supporting Chinese shipping industry for more than 150 years and today works with a number of the country’s leading shipyards, especially on pioneering vessel projects such as the LR classed Adora Magic City, the first large cruise ship ever to be built in China, ammonia fuelled bulk carriers, next generation LNG carriers and other state-of-the-art ship types in China.

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