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Wednesday, July 29, 2020 

LR has appointed Mike Holliday as Marine and Offshore president for South Asia, the Middle East and Africa (SAMEA). with responsibility for leading LRs Marine and Offshore operation across the region.

He will be primarily based in Singapore, and be responsible for developing the business in current and emerging markets as well as identifying growth opportunities in the region including key gas, naval and offshore projects. Holliday’s remit will include LR’s traditional portfolio such as classification, compliance and advisory services as well as collaborating with clients on industry challenges such as digital transformation and decarbonisation.

Recently appointed COO Mark Darley, who previously headed the North Asia operation, said: “This strategic change in Asia will enable LR to be agile and will ensure a more tailored approach to the different markets across the countries.”

LR Marine and Offshore Director Nick Brown said: “Mike’s appointment as SAMEA president will strengthen LR’s position as markets start to recover and our clients adapt to a ‘new normal’ given his many years of experience within the maritime industry."

Holliday said: “Having spent the majority of my LR career working in a variety of roles within the area, I welcome the opportunity to lead LR’s growth in South Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Recent months have been particularly challenging for all maritime and offshore stakeholders, at a time when new technology and environmental legislation are causing disruption. I look forward to supporting our clients to navigate safely and effectively through this period of change and capitalise on the opportunities that are created as the industry moves forward.”

Holliday graduated from Lancaster University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and joined LR in 2002 as a ship surveyor. He has since worked in France, the United Arab Emirates and more recently as Area Marine and Offshore Manager for South Asia, based in Kuala Lumpur.

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