Franzman joins RKH Specialty

London, UK-based RKH Specialty has named Julian Franzman, formerly with JLT Re Asia Pacific, as head of marine cargo, hull and liabilities for Asia Pacific.

Franzman was managing director of marine and aviation in his previous post and he will join RKH once his contractual obligations to JLT Re have been discharged.

Franzman has more than 30 years’ marine insurance and reinsurance experience and since 1997, has worked across the Asia-Pacific region.

Franzman’s appointment will bring together RKH Specialty in Singapore and its specialist Hong Kong-based marine broker FP Marine, with the aim of expanding its marine operation in Asia Pacific.

RKH Specialty Asia Pacific CEO Stuart Beatty said: “We are looking forward to welcoming Julian. 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, adding that “as our business around the world is organized 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.”