David Wignall

Senior Vice President
Indonesia Port Corporation (Asia)

David Wignall is a senior transport professional.  At present he is acting as Senior Vice President of Indonesia’s State Owed Port Company (IPC).  But, 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 and their extended supply chains.  His expertise stretches from economics and feasibility through to day to day operations.  David has been responsible for directing research and consulting studies and providing management support for marine assets throughout the world.  He has work in many countries in the world including: China, USA, United Kingdom, India, Russia, Germany, Spain, Thailand, UAE, Yemen, Brazil, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Kenya, South Africa, Mozambique 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 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 forty 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 group.  In this role he was instrumental in growing their Asian operations from start-up to well over one hundred professionals spread throughout Asia Pacific.

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.  Early in his career David worked with one of Europe's leading maritime engineering consultancies.