RKH Specialty has appointed Julian Franzman as head of marine cargo, hull, and liabilities for Asia-Pacific. He will be based in Singapore, once his contractual obligations to his present employer have been discharged.
Franzman joins RKH Specialty from JLT Re Asia-Pacific, where he was managing director of marine and aviation. He has over 30 years’ experience in marine insurance and reinsurance, and has been based in Asia-Pacific since 1997.
RKH Specialty’s Asia-Pacific operations are currently focused on property, power, energy, construction and financial risks, based in Singapore. According to the firm, Franzman’s appointment will bring together RKH Specialty in Singapore and its specialist Hong Kong-based marine broker FP Marine to grow the marine operation in Asia-Pacific.
“We are looking forward to welcoming Julian,” said Stuart Beatty, CEO of RKH Specialty Asia-Pacific. “The skills, knowledge and experience he brings with him adds to our existing expertise and will accelerate our plans to develop our offering, and not only in Asia-Pacific. As our business around the world is organised around product lines, rather than geographical areas, we always access our colleagues’ expertise and markets around the world to ensure we deliver our clients the best that global markets have to offer. The cross-border collaboration it encourages creates innovation in terms of product and service delivery.”