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BV Appoints Gregg-Smith as China Chief Executive

July 8, 2020

Alex Gregg-Smith (Photo: Bureau Veritas)

Alex Gregg-Smith (Photo: Bureau Veritas)

Testing, inspection and certification (TIC) services company Bureau Veritas (BV) announced Alex Gregg-Smith has joined the BV group as Marine & Offshore Country Chief Executive, China.

Reporting to Claude Maillot, Senior Vice President North Asia Zone, Gregg-Smith is based in Shanghai.

"We are delighted to have Alex back onboard with BV – and in such an important role," Maillot said. "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."

Gregg-Smith began his career at BV over 15 years 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, he qualified as a Surveyor, ISM, ISPS, and ISO Lead Auditor.

He subsequently spent three years at DNV GL as Manager of the London Maritime Service Center, although most recently Alex has spent the past nine years at Siem Shipping as Vice President Technical managing the whole owned fleet. He also acted as CEO for the owners of FSG shipyard in Germany for 20 months over the last 4 years.  

Gregg-Smith holds an M.Eng Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering from Newcastle University. He is a Chartered Engineer and qualified LL.M Master of Law, Maritime Studies.

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