Seven Join the UK P&I Club Board

Monday, November 02, 2009
Photo courtesy Dunelm Public Relations

Seven directors were elected to the Board of the UK P&I Club at the AGM in Bermuda on October 26th.

Jason Liberty, Vice President of Strategy, Corporate Planning & Insurance Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd is responsible for his company’s corporate finance, strategy, M&A, forecasting & planning, insurance and continuous improvement group. A former advisory director with KPMG LLP, Liberty joined Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd in 2005. 

Harley Franco, Chairman and CEO, Harley Marine Services, Inc founded his company in 1987 with a particular emphasis on environmental responsibility and corporate contribution to the community.  Franco was formerly an executive in the telecommunications industry and practiced law in the Seattle area. He is a former board member of the American Waterway Operators. 
 
Nobutaka Mukae, Managing Director, Kumiai Senpaku joined the firm as deputy general manager of the business department in 1994. He was appointed managing director in December 2008. Mukae had previously held positions in shipbrokers Houn Shipping Co. Ltd and K S Sanshou Co. Ltd.

Roger C. Gillett is Chairman of Bermuda’s Insurance Development Council and a member of the Bermuda Insurance Advisory Committee. He became President of Ace Risk Management International in Bermuda after joining the firm in a senior business development role.  Previous appointments included senior roles with international insurance brokers Johnson & Higgins. Gillett is a Past President of the Bermuda Insurance Institute and Bermuda Insurance Managers Association.

Hideyuki Takahashi, Director and Division Manager of Corporate Management Division, Nippon Oil Tanker Corporation joined the company in 1975. Formerly manager of the general affairs division, he undertook a series of senior roles in business administration and planning before being appointed to his current post.

Ron Widdows, Executive Director, Neptune Orient Line    joined the NOL Board in July 2008 on being appointed Group President and Chief Executive Officer. He is a member of the NOL Board Executive Committee and Approval Committee. Widdows was CEO of NOL's container shipping business APL from 2003, having joined that firm in 1980. Senior roles with APL have included responsibility for day-to-day operations including the line-haul and feeder fleets, global equipment management, procurement, terminals and alliance relationships; liner operations; and APL Americas’ operations and logistics.

Smain Larbi Ghomri, General Manager, Hyproc S.C. joined the company as engineer intendant in 1986. His diversified career with Hyproc has focussed on vessel maintenance, marketing, operations, financing, newbuilding and partnership structures in shipowning and ship management. For the past 15 years, he has specialised in LNG shipping and guided Hyproc through ISM and quality management projects and fleet expansion and development. After senior roles in the marketing and fleet management division, he was appointed to his current role in 1998.

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