Senior Port Professional
David Wignall is a senior Port professional and currently is the Senior Vice President of Indonesia’s State Owned Port Company (IPC) with specific responsibility for strategic projects. His experience as a senior Port manager responsible for operations and development combined with fifteen years of providing consulting support within the industry, has allowed him to develop a well-rounded understanding of the Port and marine industry. David’s expertise includes economics and feasibility studies while handling daily operations. He has been responsible for directing research and consulting studies and providing management support for marine assets across the globe. David has worked in many countries including China, United States of America, United Kingdom, India, Russia, Germany, Spain, Thailand, UAE, Yemen, Brazil, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Kenya and Nigeria.
The International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea, The World Bank and the Asian Development Bank have recognised David’s expertise by appointing him to undertake several independent studies. He has acted as an expert witness for courts in many jurisdictions. Of particular note was evidence for a court in New York on anti-trust claims related to price fixing in Ports and shipping.
David has presented more than 30 conference papers detailing projects and management research in the Ports and shipping sector. Before founding DWA, David was responsible for the Ports and Logistic Division of one of the world’s leading maritime research and consulting groups. In this role he was instrumental in expanding their Asian operations to over one hundred professionals spread throughout Asia Pacific. Prior to that, David was a member of the senior management team for a major shipping company where his responsibility was the development and operation of Port and terminal facilities. Earlier in his career David worked with one of Europe’s leading maritime engineering consultancies.