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Seaco has years of experience in managing third party container fleets under an asset management agreement.
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With a diversified high spec fleet and a global presence for a global industry - we are Seaco.
- Jeremy MatthewChief Executive Officer
With a diversified high spec fleet and a global presence for a global industry - we are Seaco.
Seaco was formed in 1998 as a 50/50 joint venture between General Electric Capital Corporation and Sea Containers Ltd. Seaco is a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Sea Containers Ltd (GSCL), a Bermuda company. Bohai Leasing Co., Ltd indirectly owns 100% shares of GSCL, is a Chinese public company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (Abbreviation: Bohai Leasing, SZ Stock Code: 000415), an FTSE Russell index company, and is the first and largest listed leasing company on the Chinese A-Share stock market. Bohai Leasing has a wide range of leasing licenses, which have allowed for a balanced development of diverse leasing subsidiaries. Bohai Leasing’s subsidiaries provide domestic and global services in both financing and operating leases of aircraft, containers, equipment and infrastructure. It has established footprints in China’s main economic and free trade zones of Tianjin, Shanghai, Guangdong and the Yangtze River Delta, and major international offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, London and Miami.
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Chief Information Officer
I am always motivated by the challenge of providing the most innovative solutions to our business while still ensuring a secure, stable and fully compliant IT environment.
Carlos has been the CIO for Seaco since early 2008. Initially based in the London office, Carlos is now working out of the Singapore office. Prior to Seaco, Carlos worked for GE Equipment Services, a division of GE Capital, for 7 years in roles of increasing responsibility such as Manager of Operations Systems, Business Technology Leader and Global IT Controller, having worked for GE as a principal consultant for 5 years before that. Before joining GE, Carlos worked in several consulting companies for a variety of clients in Spain and the US such as Banco Atlántico, Aigües de Barcelona and both the Barcelona and Atlanta Olympic Games. He is a Six Sigma certified Blackbelt, a PRINCE2 practitioner, and holds a Bachelors Degree and an Executive MBA from the University of Barcelona.
Senior VP Global Marketing
Mikkel Swane, based in Hamburg, Germany, was promoted to Senior Vice President, Global Marketing in July 2022. Mr. Swane joined Seaco in 2015 as Regional Marketing Director, North Europe when Cronos Containers was acquired by Seaco. He was promoted to Regional Vice President, Marketing for EMEIA in 2018. Mr. Swane finished his studies in shipping in Copenhagen in 1991 after which he spent some years with Evergreen and P&O Containers in Hamburg in internal sales roles as well as with an international NVOCC. In 1996 Mr. Swane joined Triton Container where he held several positions in sales and marketing and spent 7 years from 1998 to 2005 in their London Office. He returned to Hamburg to take responsibility for their regional office and his last position was Marketing Director with area responsibilities ranging from Europe, India/Middle East to South America. In 2008 Mr. Swane joined Capital Intermodal in Hamburg as Senior Vice President, Global Marketing and in 2012 he joined Cronos Containers as a Marketing Director. He has more than 25 years’ experience in the container leasing industry.
"In making Seaco as a fair and equitable employer in every office around the world, we strive to develop our employees to their maximum potential. HR’s mission is to enable this process.”
Russell became Seaco’s Human Resources Director in 2007 and has since created a full service HR function. Prior to joining Seaco, he spent six years as HR Director for Crane Telecommunications, a European Telecoms distributor. Russell’s background is in Management and Leadership Development, working for The Leadership Trust from 1993 to 1998 as a Public Program Director and then as Operations Director. He worked for Deloitte & Touche HR Solutions as a Senior Manager, and for ChangeFirst, a change management consultancy, as an Operations Director. Based in the London office, Russell holds a Business Studies degree from the University of Brighton and is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development, and holds both OPQ and MBTI qualifications. Outside of work, any spare time is taken up by sport, either playing cricket or watching his two sons play cricket, football and rugby. He is involved with a number of cricket clubs and is a supporter of Brighton and Hove Albion.
Dominic joined Seaco as General Counsel in August 2006 and was named as Vice President in 2007. Based in the Company’s London office he has responsibility for all legal affairs. Prior to joining Seaco, Dominic had worked in the Sea Containers legal department where he dealt with general commercial and joint venture matters. His involvement was as a secondee from the London office of Reed Smith where he was a Senior Associate specializing in maritime litigation and arbitration. Dominic was called to the Bar in 1993 with a Blackstone scholarship from Middle Temple. He practiced as a barrister from London Chambers until 1997, when he joined Holman, Fenwick and William as a Solicitor Advocate.
Dominic graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a degree in Law and Politics. His interests include opera, wine, self-sufficiency and country sports, and when not in London or travelling he can be found in the Sussex countryside listening to Mozart, sipping a Burgundy and playing strategy games with his children.
I keep on trying harder and pushing myself as I believe in aiming for the sky and you’ll hit the mountain top.
Rohit is the Chief Financial Officer and returned to the London office in June 2016; responsible for maintaining relationships with banks, capital market investors, shareholders etc.
Rohit joined Seaco in September 2008 as FP&A Manager in London, relocated to Singapore in late 2009 and promoted to the role of Deputy CFO in September 2015 until April 2016. During this period, Rohit was responsible for company performance, corporate finance, budgeting & expense control, cash management and financial risk management.
Prior to joining Seaco, Rohit worked for Genstar – GE’s container leasing arm. Prior to that Rohit worked with a US based IT sourcing company. He qualified as an Indian Chartered Accountant in 1999 and has 15 years of financial and leasing industry experience.
Rohit enjoys listening to music, going to the cinema and cooking for his son.
Chris Jin, based in Beijing, joined Seaco in October 2012. He started his Seaco career as Chief Financial Officer in January 2013 and promoted as Deputy CEO in April 2016. In July 2017, Mr Jin was nominated as chairman of board. Now, he is also the Chief Executive Officer of HNA Capital Co., Ltd and the Director of Bohai Capital Holding Co., Ltd.
Prior to joining Seaco, Mr Jin was the President and Chairman of Hong Kong International Aviation Leasing, also an HNA company, for 2 years. Before that, Mr Jin worked for East West Bank in Los Angeles for 8 years, and Bank of China (at its Beijing Headquarters and New York Branch) for 14 years. Mr Jin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Fudan University, Shanghai and an MBA in Finance from Fordham University of New York.