“K” Line appointed Jiro Asakura as its new CEO and president Friday, taking the place of Kenichi Kuroya, who resigned from that position.
Asakura, who was previously vice president executive officer of the Japanese shipping line, takes on the top job as of Friday.
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A lawyer by training, he has been with “K” Line since 1974, and has held several management positions with “K” Line (Hong Kong), including general manager of the coal and iron ore group, director and senior executive officer.
The outgoing CEO and President Kuroya will remain as a director of the company.