Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Names Connor Deputy CEO

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Names Connor Deputy CEO

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics on Wednesday named Christopher J. Connor deputy chief executive officer globally.

Connor will replace Anders Boman, who has been named chief executive of Wallenius Lines in Stockholm.

Connor will remain in his current position as head of Region Americas when he takes up his new role on Oct. 1. He will continue to be based at the company’s Americas headquarters in Woodcliff Lake, N.J. while reporting directly to WWL’s CEO Arild Iversen.

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Connor, who has nearly 30 years of experience in the maritime and logistics sectors, previously served as chief operating officer for WWL’s Ocean Services division at its global corporate headquarters in Oslo, Norway.

Connor joined Wallenius Lines in 1994 in the U.S. as vice president of sales and marketing. When Wallenius Lines and Wilhelmsen Lines formed Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics in July 1999, he was named executive vice president of Region Americas.

Connor relocated to the company’s global corporate headquarters in the summer of 2001 and took up the position of head of the Commercial division in August 2001. He became chief operating officer of the company’s Ocean Services division in March 2002, prior to being appointed president of Region Americas in 2004.

-- Contact Peter T. Leach at pleach@joc.com.