Lloyd’s Register (LR) has appointed Kevin Humphreys as its new Marine and Offshore President for the Americas, and has promoted Sung-Gu Park to President, responsible for the North East Asia region, including South Korea and Japan.
The appointments form part of LR’s strategic focus to support its maritime clients address the demands of changing technology and the drive to decarbonise. Working closely as a trusted advisor, LR will help clients with the significant investment decisions needed in the decade ahead.
Commenting on the new appointments, LR Marine and Offshore Director, Mark Darley, said, “Lloyd’s Register is building our compliance products, services and digital solutions to better support our clients going through transformational change and build future class services that meet their needs. These two significant appointments in key markets will support these ambitions. We are delighted to welcome Kevin from Wärtsilä and to recognise Sung-Gu’s considerable efforts in recent years.”
New Americas President, Kevin Humphreys, said, “I am delighted to be joining Lloyd’s Register at this exciting time for the business and taking the helm in the Americas where I look to use my considerable experience of bulk and tanker markets to add tonnage and drive profitability.”
North East Asia President, Sung-Gu Park, said, “As the industry continues to digitalise and decarbonise, I’m excited to lead the North East Asia team, building on skills, expertise and work with key designers and yards in the region I’ve developed over the last 14 years at Lloyd’s Register.”
Humphreys, who has more than 30 years of maritime experience in commercial and operational roles, joins from Wärtsilä where he was General Manager for market innovation and global merchant shipping sales. Succeeding John Hicks, who has taken up the role of LR Strategic Implementation Director, Humphreys has a background in engineering, having completed a bachelor’s degree in Marine Engineering Systems and Nuclear Engineering.
Park has worked at LR since 2007 and has held a variety of technical and strategic marketing roles across China, Korea and the UK. He has been at the forefront of LR’s partnerships and joint developments with key clients, working on pilot projects for 3D plan approval, initial design software, digital services and other initiatives to position LR as innovation leaders with designers and yards in North East Asia. Most recently, Park has led the Busan Technical Support Office in Korea, and succeeds JT Lee, who is moving into a new role as LR Ambassador.