Gregg-Smith returns as BV's China chief executive

Alex Gregg-Smith, China Chief Executive, Bureau Veritas (Image: Bureau Veritas)Alex Gregg-Smith, China Chief Executive, Bureau Veritas (Image: Bureau Veritas)

Classification society Bureau Veritas (BV) has appointed Alex Gregg-Smith as its new China Chief Executive.

As Marine & Offshore Country Chief Executive, China, Alex Gregg-Smith will report to Claude Maillot, Senior Vice President North Asia Zone.

Alex Gregg-Smith’s most recent position was as Vice President Technical at Siem Shipping, where he was responsible for managing the entire owned fleet. During Gregg-Smith’s nine year spell at Siem Shipping, he also spent 20 months as acting ceo of FSG shipyard in Germany.

Claude Maillot, commenting, said, “We are delighted to have Alex back onboard with BV – and in such an important role. China is so central to our activities, both for new construction and ships in service, so we needed someone with the expert background in classification that Alex provides. His executive experience in ship management and shipbuilding provides additional critical commercial and technical experience and expertise.”

Alex Gregg-Smith began his career at BV, where he served as a Plan Approval surveyor; a Marine Centre Surveyor; an Assistant to the Operations Manager for Middle and Far East; as well as the Regional Marine Manager for East and Southern Africa. During his time at Bureau Veritas, Alex qualified as a Surveyor, ISM, ISPS, and ISO Lead Auditor.

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