Braemar Marine Expands in London, Singapore, Europe

June 3, 2010

Braemar Marine Inc, the marine claims and risk assessment specialist, has expanded its operations in both London and Singapore through with a series of key appointments.

Chris Lunda, Formerly the VP of Braemar in the U.S., will assume a new role in Singapore as Managing Director of Operations and Development for the Far East. He joined Braemar Marine in 2009 at its start up after a long and distinguished career in the US marine surveying sector, and has built up a “wealth of knowledge and experience in the global market place, which “will allow him to grow Braemar marine’s operation in the Far East,” said the bulletin.

Brian Cushing, recently with Braemar Falconer in London, joined Braemar Marine on March 1st to head up its European operations, working in conjunction with the company’s Far East, US and Brazilian offices. He is also highly experienced, and “is well known in the London and European markets.” Also joining the UK operation in June is Allan Ashby, one of the market’s leading marine consultants with a wealth of international experience.

Braemar also announced that it has moved to new London offices in Jewry Street, EC3N 2ER where it will focus its UK and European operations.

COO John Tirel commented: “It is a great pleasure to be able to work with highly competent professionals and grow Braemar Marine into the world’s leading marine surveying operation.”.

In addition Braemar announced several new appointments in the U.S. Capt. David Ryan joined the team in Seattle in February 2010. He brings 24 years of sea-going experience up to command and surveying positions. He also “has in-depth experience in Hull & Machinery and salvage operations as a SCOPIC SCR, project cargo warranty, towage, and voyage warranty surveys, shipyards risk assessment, lay ups and reactivation,” said the bulletin.

Chris Jenkins has joined the company’s Atlanta Head Office. He brings over nine years of marine claims experience to Braemar Marine, most recently “working on major client assignments in Haiti providing much needed local investigation and reporting.” He also has “extensive experience in cargo claims working for both large insurers and TPA firms handling accounts for large domestic and international clients. He holds a BBA in Risk Management & Insurance and Associate in Marine Insurance Management designation (AMIM).”

Braemar Marine’s CEO Nigel Carpenter, who is based in London, observed: “Building a global marine surveying business demands investment in the best people; these appointments demonstrate the Group’s commitment to such investment.”

Source: Braemar Marine

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