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Mark Westley takes helm of SG's shipping finance team

Societe Generale transfers Mark Westley from London to head its Asia-Pacific shipping and asset finance business.

Societe Generale SG has appointed Mark Westley as its Asia-Pacific regional head of shipping and asset finance as a replacement for Mark Howard, who returned to Europe with the bank.

Westley, who previously headed the bank's London-based liquefied natural gas LNG shipping team, will be based in Hong Kong and will drive the further development of SG's LNG and offshore advisory and arranging business in the region.

Howard, former Asia-Pacific regional shipping and asset finance head, returned to Paris earlier this year as the bank's deputy global head of export finance.

The slowdown in global trade has hurt the shipping industry, said a spokesperson, but the bank is focusing on the pockets of the...

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