Specialty lines broker RKH Specialty has added 14 senior aviation experts in London and Colombia, as the company looks to build the largest independent logistics team.
New hires in London include Alex Robinson as Divisional Director; Chris Vince as Divisional Director; Marcio Rosset as Divisional Director; David Clewley as Associate Director; Karen Korkmaz as Associate Director; Michael Dumenil as Associate Director; David Bowers as Senior Account Executive; Ross Millar as Account Executive; and Simon Smith as Divisional Director.
In Colombia, Alejandro Ramirez Gomez and Maria Claudia Forero Mendoza 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.
Led by recently-appointed Global Head of Aviation, Jason Humphreys, who joined RKH in February 2020, the newly expanded team will focus on developing bespoke products for the company’s growing portfolio of general aviation, aerospace and airline clients.
Commenting on the new team, 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 Logistics 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 the aviation market where we can bring something new for clients.
“Tough market conditions stimulate innovation and we intend to be at the forefront of those changes, maximising our expertise and service levels across our international hub offices. 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.”