David Wignall is a senior port professional. At present he is acting as Senior Vice President of Indonesia’s State Owed Port Company (IPC) with specific responsibility for strategic projects. His experience in port operations and development combined with consulting support has allowed him to develop a well rounded understanding of the industry. His expertise stretches from economics and feasibility through to-day-to day operations. David has directed research, consulting studies and provided management support for marine assets throughout the world.
International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea, World Bank and Asian Development Bank have recognised David’s expertise by appointing him to undertake independent studies. He has acted as an expert witness for courts in many jurisdictions including evidence for a court in New York on anti-trust claims related to price fixing in ports and shipping.
David has presented more than thirty conference papers 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. He was instrumental in growing their Asian operations from start-up 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. His area of responsibility was the development and operation of port and terminal facilities.