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Seaspan Shipyards appoints Christof Brass as Chief Financial Officer

By BCShippingNews 05 March 2018
Seaspan Shipyards appoints Christof Brass as Chief Financial Officer
Brass brings extensive experience in strategic financial planning and analysis...

Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) is pleased to announce the appointment of Christof Brass as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Christof brings over 20 years of experience successfully delivering large, complex programs for multinational companies. With an extensive background in strategic financial planning and analysis, Christof will help drive the continued success and improvement of Seaspan.

“As a leader with experience in transforming international finance teams, Christof has all of the skills that we were looking for to lead the financial components of our business,” said Brian Carter, President and CEO – Seaspan Shipyards. “We are pleased to welcome him to Seaspan as our company continues to grow and look forward to the contributions he will make.”

Christof is a highly accomplished finance executive who will provide the leadership and guidance necessary to build a strong, integrated and efficient finance team. In addition, his industry background – which includes contributing to the profitable growth of aerospace and defence programs at Airbus Group – is valuable as Seaspan continues to develop the systems and processes required to deliver on its commitments to the Government of Canada as part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy.

“Christof will be an integral member of our Executive Leadership Team in the newly created role of CFO. He will play a key role in our efforts to deliver on commitments for our customers and ensure the long-term success of our business,” said Brian Carter.

Christof’s expertise includes leading diverse teams of finance professionals, business planning and analysis, large-scale capital project delivery, accounting and auditing, financial performance management, investor relations, as well as business partnering and successfully managing rapid growth.