Frank He has been named General Manager at The London P&I Club’s Hong Kong office, effective February 20th 2020. Deborah Yu has been appointed Deputy General Manager
London Club CEO Ian Gooch said that the promotions “come at a time when the Club is seeing strong growth in the Asian market, with around a third of our membership coming from the region. I have every confidence that Frank and Deborah will drive our continued progress there, underpinned by the provision of high quality P&I service and support for our members.
Gooch also thanked Frank’s predecessor, John Williams. “We anticipate that John will remain connected with the Club’s business but it is right to thank him for all his enthusiasm, dedication and hard work over many years”, Gooch said.
Together, Frank and Deborah will oversee a 16-strong team.
Frank He joined the Club in 2013 and became a Deputy General Manager of the Hong Kong office in 2017. He is a graduate from Dalian Maritime University in 2006, with a Master’s Degree in Maritime Law from Southampton University (UK) in 2012. Before joining the Club, He worked as a marine underwriter in Shanghai, and following this as a claims manager in Singapore. He is currently responsible for marketing the Club in Asia, as well as underwriting and claims management from the Hong Kong office. He also works on extensions and specialist operations cover for owners, charterers, traders and operators engaged in a range of shipping sectors, including offshore.
Deborah Yu manages both P&I and FD&D claims on behalf of the Asian membership. She qualified as a lawyer in the People’s Republic of China in 1998 and practised law there prior to joining Bilbrough in 2007.