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GRS adds senior trio to international team

23rd November 2021 - Author: Matt Sheehan

Global Risk Solutions (GRS), a provider of P&C claims adjusting, complex/large loss and environmental risk management solutions, has added three senior claims professionals to its Complex Claims Solutions (CCS) business unit.

The three hires join the leadership team of GRS International, a specialty loss adjusting unit in the GRS Complex Claims Solutions business.

They include Reubin Iqbal as Head of GRS International’s UK and International Construction division, Scott Smith as Operations Director, and Mark Smith as Technical Director, with a focus on GRS’ Middle East operations

Before joining GRS in London, Iqbal and Scott Smith both worked at a Crawford & Company, with Iqbal serving as Head of Construction, London market, in the company’s International Construction & Engineering division, and Smith as Operations Director, International Construction.

Mark Smith, meanwhile, joins GRS International in Dubai. He is an experienced Chartered Loss Adjusters in the Middle East, having previously owned and operated a regional firm.

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“The arrival of Reubin and Scott will significantly enhance our construction capabilities,” commented Adam Humphrey, Chief Executive Officer of GRS International Ltd., based in London. “They bring significant expertise that strengthens our client offering … Their strong reputations and knowledge strengthen our senior management team as we continue to grow.”

Humphrey added: “We also are delighted to welcome Mark to GRS. He is a leading technical loss adjuster, trusted by clients to manage the most complex losses. It is a pleasure to work with him and benefit from his expertise.”

“The addition of Reubin, Scott and Mark is another clear statement that, to deliver leading adjusting services to clients, we are intent on creating an environment that attracts the best loss adjusting talent in the profession.”

Jim Pittman, Regional Director of GRS in the Middle East, also stated: “This strongly signals our intent in the region to offer market-leading loss adjusting services, and I look forward to working with Mark.”

“I am excited to join GRS at such a pivotal time for the company and the wider industry,” added Iqbal. “To be able to work with our quantity surveyors and forensic accountancy teams will allow GRS to offer a comprehensive service to our clients at a time when the complexity of construction risks is only increasing. I firmly believe that the future for adjusting is with firms that have a genuine focus and expertise on the areas in which they operate.”

Finally, Scott Smith said: “GRS is enjoying rapid growth, and it has built talented and experienced teams across a range of disciplines in what remains a very challenging sector for both the clients and their insurers. I am looking forward to working with all our clients and stakeholders.”

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