Atlas’ directors and officers are responsible for the overall direction and management of our company’s affairs. They act honestly, and in good faith, with a view to the company’s best interests

David Sokol


Mr. David L. Sokol was appointed a director and chairman of Atlas Corp. in November 2019 and serves as a director and chairman of Poseidon Corp. Mr. Sokol also served as a director and chairman of Seaspan from 2017 to 2020. Mr. Sokol has founded three companies in his career 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 to manage his family business investments, Teton Capital, LLC, as Chairman and CEO. Teton Capital, LLC is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and is a family holding company which oversees investments in the banking, manufacturing, consumer products, energy, real estate and technology businesses. Mr. Sokol is a member of the board of directors of the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans. Over Mr. Sokol’s 40‑year career, he has chaired five corporate boards and over a dozen charitable or community boards. David L. 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.


Larry Simkins


Mr. Lawrence Simkins was appointed as a director of Atlas Corp. in November 2019 and is chair of the audit committee. Mr. Simkins also serves as a director of Poseidon Corp. and served as a director of Seaspan from April 2017 to March 2020. From 2001 to his retirement in September 2022, Mr. Simkins was President and CEO of The Washington Companies, an affiliate of Seaspan’s second largest shareholder, providing enterprise-wide leadership and strategic direction by also serving on the board of directors of each individual company. The Washington Companies consist of privately owned companies and select public company investments in the sectors of rail and marine transportation, shipyards, mining, environmental construction, heavy equipment sales and aviation products. Mr. Simkins is a former director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, completing his second term in December of 2016. Mr. Simkins currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Gonzaga University and the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America. He is a certified public accountant (inactive), and received a B.S., Business Administration (Accounting) from the University of Montana.

Bing Chen

President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Bing Chen was appointed as a director and President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlas Corp. in November 2019, and as a director and President and Chief Executive Officer of Seaspan in January 2018. Mr. Chen also serves as a director and Chief Executive Officer of Poseidon Corp. Through a career spanning over 25 years, Mr. Chen’s experiences comprise executive roles in Asia, Europe and North America. Before joining the Company and Seaspan, he served as Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas (China) Ltd., leading the bank’s growth strategy in China. As Director and General Manager for Trafigura Investment (China), Mr. Chen was responsible for the P&L of domestic and international commodities trading in the country. He led the buildup of the greater China investment banking practice at Houlihan Lokey, Inc. as Managing Director and Head of Asia financial advisory. Mr. Chen served as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer at industrial leasing and aircraft chartering businesses across Europe. In North America, he worked as Director, Business Strategy at Deutsche Bank in New York. Mr. Chen is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and received a B.S. (Magna Cum Laude and Honors) in Accountancy from Bernard Baruch College and MBA (Honors) from Columbia Business School.

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