LOC China appoints Shi Wenchao as Managing Director


LOC Group, the international engineering and marine consulting firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Shi Wenchao to the role of Managing Director of LOC China. Shi Wenchao will be based in Shanghai and will oversee the Group’s Chinese operations, which includes offices in Shanghai and Tianjin.

Shi Wenchao has over 10 years’ experience in the nuclear and power & utilities sectors. He joins LOC China from Bureau Veritas China, where he was Business Unit Head of Power and Utilities. His responsibilities involved leading sales & marketing, project implementation and business development strategies. Prior to this, Shi Wenchao was Project Secretary at State Nuclear Power Engineering Company where he was heavily involved on the China-US nuclear power efforts.

Shi Wenchao holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Automations, from a prestigious University in China, and a Masters in both Engineering and Management in Energy (MME) from Tulane University in New Orleans, USA.

R.V Ahilan, CEO of LOC Group, commented:“I am delighted to welcome Shi Wenchao to LOC Group. Shi Wenchao has a stellar track record in China and we believe that his addition to the team will help us achieve our ambitious growth targets in-country. He joins us at an exciting time for LOC, as we have made significant strides in the Chinese market in recent years’ and are helping companies and countries as they look to transition from carbon intensive energy sources to a greater dependency on renewables.”

Olof Koning, Head of Asia Pacific Operations at LOC Group, commented: “We are excited to welcome Shi Wenchao to the team and for him to join us as Managing Director of LOC China. He has significant experience across a number of the sectors LOC is involved in. Shi Wenchao will work closely with the Shipping team to help build on the Group’s considerable experience and service offering in the sector.”