Chairman of the Board
Bing Chen is President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Atlas Corp. Mr. Chen also currently serves as the Chairman of the Board and President and Chief Executive Officer of Seaspan Corporation. Over his 25 year career, Mr. Chen has held executive positions in Asia, Europe and North America. Most recently, he served as Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas (China) Ltd. leading the bank’s growth strategy in China. From 2011 to 2014, Mr. Chen was the Director and General Manager for Trafigura Investment (China), where he was responsible for the P&L of domestic and international commodities trading in the country. Between 2009 and 2011, he was in charge of building the greater China investment banking practice at Houlihan Lokey, Inc. as the Managing Director and Head of Asia financial advisory. Between 2001 and 2009, Mr. Chen held executive roles across Europe, including Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of industrial leasing and aircraft chartering businesses. Between 1999 and 2001, he worked as a Director, Business Strategy at Deutsche Bank in New York. Mr. Chen is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive), and received a B.S., Accountancy (Magna Cum Laude) (Honors) from Bernard Baruch College, and an MBA (Honors) from Columbia Business School.
David Sokol is the Chairman of Atlas Corp. Over his 40 year career, Mr. Sokol has founded three companies to date, taken three companies public and as Chairman and CEO of MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company, he sold the company to Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. in 2000. Mr. Sokol continued with Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., until he retired in March 2011, when he left in order to manage his family business investments, Teton Capital, LLC, as Chairman and CEO. Teton Capital, LLC is a family holding company which oversees investments in diversified businesses. Mr. Sokol currently sits on a number of boards, including Atlas Corp., Horatio Alger Association, and The Horatio Alger Association Foundation. Mr. Sokol’s business philosophy, based upon vision, strategy and six operating principles, is described in a book he authored in 2008, Pleased But Not Satisfied. It is a simple business model with a definite focus on developing future leaders.