March 16, 2020
Global Navigation Solutions (‘GNS’), the maritime services group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kent Lee as Chief Executive Officer with effect from 15th January 2020. Kent’s appointment follows the acquisition of GNS by the Cornes Group in November 2019. He succeeds Paul Stanley, who led GNS from 2014 until its acquisition by Cornes.
During the last 25 years, Kent has held a number of senior executive positions in the information technology industry with wide international exposure. In 2012, he also co-founded CloudRadigm, a company focused on the R&D of an AI-driven intuitive analytics engine and the development of a simplified ERP solution that enables businesses with mobile workforces to operate more effectively. Prior to joining the Cornes group and the subsequent appointment to his current role, he was CEO of Dimension Data in Singapore, the USD 8 billion global systems integrator and managed services provider.
Commenting on today’s news, President of Cornes Group, Kenzo Watari, said: “We are delighted to welcome Kent to the Cornes team. Under Kent’s leadership, we look forward to bringing the three marine navigation businesses in our Group, Cornes Charts, GNS and Safe Navigation, together as a single business and accelerating the development of our Voyager platform to enhance the digital and software solutions and customer experience we provide.”
Kent Lee said: “I am delighted to have been chosen to lead the company in this next exciting phase of its journey. I greatly look forward to working with the Cornes, GNS and Safe Navigation teams to achieve further success in the years to come and continue to deliver the services and technology which is enabling shipping companies around the world to increasingly benefit from digital navigation and associated services.”
GNS, the maritime solutions company, supports more than 7000 commercial shipping vessels and super yachts around the world with a broad range of digital solutions for real-time navigation, navigation management, voyage optimisation and regulatory compliance and uses data intelligence to help its customers enhance safety, improve efficiency and reduce costs. GNS is present in major shipping hubs worldwide providing 24/7/365 support to the vessels and companies it serves. The Company is wholly owned by the Cornes Group. To learn more about GNS please visit www.gnsworldwide.com. View Kent’s LinkedIn profile here.