Few among the 30 shipping players who can help shape the next 30 years will have as much impact as Andreas Sohmen-Pao.

The Oxford- and Harvard-educated chairman of BW Group has become the public face of Singapore shipping, assuming the mantle from Siong Seng Teo of Pacific International Lines.

The son of World-Wide’s Helmut Sohmen and grandson of Hong Kong grandee Yue-Kong Pao carries the responsibility and capital for what was once the world’s biggest shipowner.

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