RKH Specialty (“RKH”) today announced the appointment of 14 new senior Aviation experts in London and Colombia, as part of RKH’s wider plan of building the largest independent logistics team.
Led by recently appointed global head of Aviation, Jason Humphreys, who joined RKH in February 2020, the newly enhanced team will focus on developing bespoke products for the company’s growing portfolio of general aviation, aerospace and airline clients.
It said these clients are looking to purchase tailored solutions from an independent broker able to offer a real and unique alternative.
New hires in London are:
Alex Robinson – divisional director
Chris Vince – divisional director joining on 2 October
Marcio Rosset – divisional director
David Clewley – associate director
Karen Korkmaz – associate director
Michael Dumenil – associate director
David Bowers – senior account executive
Ross Millar – account executive joining on 6 July
Simon Smith, divisional director joining in December
In Colombia, Alejandro Ramirez Gomez and Maria Claudia Forero Mendoza will join as joint LATAM head of aviation, along with account executives, Nayibe Galvis and Alexandra Bernal. Based in Bogota, the Colombia team will work closely with RKH’s London team as well as RKH’s network of international hub offices.
Humphreys said: “The aviation market has seen seismic shifts over the last 24 months but with our newly expanded team, we are now positioned perfectly to take advantage of global opportunities in the aviation sector.
“Seeking out and attracting the very best talent to join our already strong team is a key strategy for us and these hires represent a great leap forward for RKH. By October 2020, we will have gone from a seven person team in London to a team of 21, with dedicated aviation hubs in two continents.”
Darren Norris, managing director of RKH Specialty’s Risk Solutions division, added: “In current market conditions, clients need both new and creative routes to market across all specialty lines. Over the years we have built market leading practices across the full spectrum of specialties and we believe there are opportunities in Aviation where we can bring something new for clients.
“Tough market conditions stimulate innovation and we intend to be at the forefront of those changes. Our expanded Aviation team sits alongside our Cargo and Marine teams, maximising our logistical expertise and service levels in London and in our international hub offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai and Miami. By accessing all of the world’s markets through one united team of experts, we can provide the best service and marketing expertise for our clients.”