Meet our Asia Trade Forum speakers
Christopher Palsson, Lloyd's List Intelligence, Head of Consulting
Christopher (Chris) Pålsson is the Head of Consulting and managing director of maritime-insight at Lloyd’s List Consulting. Chris has a wide experience ranging from practising business development to transport and logistics studies for manufacturing industries, governmental agencies, shipowners and business organisations. Chris has in different functions worked with shipping and industrial market analysis since the end of the 1980s. He has spoken at numerous high-level meetings and conferences through the years. Chris has been Chairman of the International Maritime Statistics Forum since 2012 and was chosen as shipping profile of the year by the Göta Älvklubben (Sweden) in 2015.
Richard Meade, Lloyd's List, Managing Editor
Richard Meade is the Managing Editor of Lloyd’s List, the leading source of maritime business intelligence. He is also Managing Editor of Insurance Day, which covers the London and international insurance markets. He specialises in maritime commerce, trade and politics.
As the youngest ever editor of the oldest newspaper in the world, Richard spearheaded digital innovation, taking Lloyd’s List fully online in 2013 after nearly 300 years in print. He also manages industry titles including Insurance Day and Containerisation International.
Richard’s award-winning journalism covers maritime commerce, trade and politics. He also makes TV and radio appearances commenting on the shipping industry.
He joined Lloyd's List in 2006 after leaving maritime magazine Fairplay. He moved into a career in shipping analysis via a degree in psychology and a 2-year stint at the Financial Times Group.
Cichen Shen, Lloyd's List, China Editor
Based in Hong Kong, Cichen Shen is the China Editor for Lloyd’s List. He is responsible for covering a wide range of maritime issues, from the Cosco-China Shipping merger and the growth of Chinese lessors to the collapse of Hanjin and the integration between the Japanese carriers.
Cichen is a frequent interviewer of the top business leaders in Asian shipping.
Prior to his role at Lloyd’s List, Cichen worked as a reporter for China’s Caijing Magazine in Beijing and was a local producer for the US National Public Radio and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Shanghai.
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