The Korean Register (KR) has appointed Hyung-chul Lee as its 24th Chairman & CEO. Image Courtesy: NavigatePR-KRHyung-chul Lee takes the helm at joined KR after over 30 years of service in the classification society, holding various senior roles, including head of Statutory Service and head of Overseas Business Development Team, head at several key regional offices, as well as the head of KR’s London branch office and head of KR’s Seoul branch office.He joined KR in 1988 and has until now held the position of Executive Vice President of KR.“I am honoured to be elected as Chairman & CEO of KR. Next year, the Korean Register will celebrate its 60-year anniversary and I will do my utmost to ensure that KR continues to uphold its commitment to make a unique contribution to the international maritime industry to promote safe shipping and clean environment.”“Today the industry is facing significant environmental, economic and technological challenges. I look forward to leading KR, as we provide specialist advice and tailored services, and apply the best technology and strong practical solutions to serve our customers and act as a reliable supporter contributing to the success of the wider international maritime industry.”The 24th Chairman & CEO’s term began on 23 December 2019 and runs for three years until 22 December 2022.
Press Association Supporters have long been calling for his return, particularly this season while the team has been under the interim control of Rafael Benitez, Mourinho’s former adversary while the Spaniard was at Liverpool. Chelsea Supporters’ Group chair Trizia Fiorellino said: “It will certainly end in tears, because these things so often do, even at clubs that aren’t as tumultuous as ours. But I think what he will provide in that period in between is closure, one way or the other.” She added: “I think he will bring success, he will manage the team through its transition and then he will end the chapter then. The way it finished, that’s why fans call for him all the time. They feel it didn’t come to a natural conclusion. “The way he left was such a shock it almost felt like a bereavement. Both supporters and Jose himself think that there is unfinished business, which is why, I think, he is so keen to return. I think he wants to win the Champions League with us and then he can do more or less whatever he wants. He’d have done everything.” Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is seeking a 10th permanent manager in 10 years at Stamford Bridge, but none of the previous bosses have come close to achieving the same level of affection among supporters as Mourinho, who joined in June 2004. “He brought success to our club which we never dreamed we’d ever witness,” Fiorellino added. “He was always going to be revered for that, but also the charisma of the man and the way he fought for us as a club. He became the hero of the fans. No-one has replaced him in terms of character.” There remain hurdles before Mourinho is appointed. One is in the structure of the club, with technical director Michael Emenalo close to Abramovich, and Mourinho likely to be forced into a compromise over the handling of team affairs. Another potential stumbling block is the squad. Mourinho favours powerful players, whereas Juan Mata, Eden Hazard and Oscar are playmakers the fans have come to adore. “It will be interesting to see how he sets up the team,” Fiorellino said. “He’s often gone for a spine of power. [Romelu] Lukaku, to me, seems exactly the kind of player that he would try to mould into a new [Didier] Drogba.” Chelsea fans want “closure” with the return of Jose Mourinho even if his anticipated second coming ends in turmoil.
Jamaica’s goal shooter Jhanielle Fowler-Reid was among several members of the ANZ Premiership league leading Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel who suffered minor injuries when their team bus was involved in a crash in New Zealand on Monday.The bus ended on its side near the intersection of Memorial Ave and Clyde Road in Riccarton after colliding with a car.Fowler along with center-court player Shannon Francois were released from hospital later in the day.The Steel however, will have to find replacements for four players for their game against the bottom-placed Mainland Tactix Wednesday.Among them are shooter Te Paea Selby-Rickit, who suffered a rib injury and was released Tuesday night, while Captain Wendy Frew was admitted overnight. She underwent surgery to repair injuries to her elbow and leg and was expected to be discharged later Tuesday (New Zealand time).Steel lead physiotherapist Corina Ngatuere said player recovery would be “gauged day by day” and remained the team’s top priority.“No decisions have been made regarding player availability for future games and won’t be until we are further through the recovery process,” she said.On Sunday, Fowler-Reid shot 91 per cent from the field, scoring 60 or her 66 shots as the unbeaten Southern Steel defeated WBOP Magic 78-59.