About the Council


Randy Chen

Randy Chen

Vice Chairman,
Wan Hai Lines

Randy Chen is the Vice Chairman of Wan Hai Lines. Randy is repsonsible for the International Business Development functions across different departments, including joint-venture efforts with other lines, long-term investments, port/terminal relations and investor relations.

In addition, Randy is Wan Hai Lines' representative for industry forums including the World Shipping Council and the Asian Shipowners' Forum.

Randy has served on the Wan Hai Lines Board of Directors since 2002. Before joining Wan Hai Lines, Randy was a member of the senior management team of the Central Trading & Development Group, a Taiwan-based investor group with extensive infrastructure and real estate holdings in Vietnam. Randy also has extensive experience in software and financial services.

Randy holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from MIT's Sloan School of Business as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and English Literature from Duke University.

Wan Hai Lines was founded in 1965 and initially served the log trade between Taiwan, Japan and Southeast Asia. Then in 1976, in response to trade growth in the Asia Pacific region, and with the rapid advancement of international containerized shipping, Wan Hai developed into a full service container carrier. For more than 30 years, Wan Hai has been providing one of the most extensive service networks in Asia, including shipping, equipment, software and professional services. 

Wan Hai constantly explores new routes and port calls, builds vessels and replaces old containers and terminal equipment in order to maintain its operational performance and to reinforce competitive advantages in the market. Wan Hai has made strategic alliances with renowned carriers to distribute operational risks, reduce operational costs and reinforce its service network.