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Mario Villamizar

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Electrical equipment and machinery


LOCATION

Colombia


CONTACT

mvillamizar@advantaglobal.com
+57 (1) 310 867 91 22
+57 (1) 746 76 52

Profile
Mario has 13 years’ experience within the insurance industry. Over the course of his career, he has held several positions in technical and commercial areas in local insurers, having developed remarkable skills for claims’ resolution. He specialises in electronic equipment and machinery claims. Mario has also participated in seminars and training courses to further improve his technical capabilities in the field.

Professional Qualifications
— Business Administration (ongoing, Universidad los Libertadores), Analysis Technologist
— Diploma in General and Individuals Insurance (Seguros Sura)
— Professional technician in Risk Management (National Learning Service – SENA)
— Technician in assembly, maintenance and repair of electrical and electronic equipment (Aulas Amigas)
— Technician in assembly and maintenance of computer equipment and peripherals (Aulas Amigas)

Languages
— Spanish

Electrical equipment and machinery Colombia Bogota

Loss Adjusting

Stephen Pesak

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Banking & Finance; Building & Construction; Manufacturing/Industrial; Marine & Transportation; Power & Energy; Retail; Hospitality; Casualty


LOCATION

United States


CONTACT

spesak@advantaglobal.com
+1 631 946 1255
+1 786 369 5151

Profile
Stephen has more than 15 years of experience dealing with complex claims in the US, England and New Zealand, under different international loss adjusters’ firms. He is an Executive General Adjuster specialized in: Banking & Finance (Personal & Commercial Banking, Insurance Companies); Building & Construction (Home Builders, Habitational, Municipalities, Builders Risk, Churches); Manufacturing/Industrial (Automobile & Parts, Machinery, Chemical, Glass Products, Cement Kiln Explosions); Marine & Transportation (Rail); Power & Energy (Hydroelectric); Retail (Department Stores, Supermarkets); Hospitality (Hotels & Resorts, Restaurants & Cafes); Casualty (Construction).

Professional Qualifications
— Bachelor of Arts in American Studies (George Washington University)

Languages
— English

Banking & Finance; Building & Construction; Manufacturing/Industrial; Marine & Transportation; Power & Energy; Retail; Hospitality; Casualty United States Miami, Houston

Loss Adjusting

Claudio Bonavita

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

CAR, ALOP & DSU, Professional Liability, Product Liability


LOCATION

Italy


CONTACT

italy@advantaglobal.com
+39 (348) 740 1004

Profile
During the 1990s Claudio worked for a marine engineering firm and later on he gained experience in a construction and real estate development company. In 1999 he founded PCB partners and commenced his loss adjusting career specializing predominantly in the field of CAR coverages including ALOP & DSU, All Risks, Fire and the relative Business Interruption, Professional and Product Liability.

Professional Qualifications
— MSc Civil Structural Engineering (Università degli Studi di Genova)
— BSc Civil Structural Engineering (Università degli Studi di Genova)

Languages
— Italian
— English

CAR, ALOP & DSU, Professional Liability, Product Liability Italy Genova

Loss Adjusting

Geoff Cooke

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Operational Package, CAR / EAR, Energy, Petrochemicals, Bulk Chemicals, Agrochemical Industry


LOCATION

United Kingdom


CONTACT

gcooke@advantaglobal.com
+44 (0) 7568 350 252

Profile
After an initial period in design and development, Geoff served British Petroleum as a lead commissioning and operations engineer on several petrochemical projects worldwide. He has 15 years’ experience in international insurance, managing construction and operational losses in upstream and downstream oil and gas, bulk chemicals and power plants.

Professional Qualifications
— BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering with Management Economics
— CEng (Chartered Engineer)
— ACILA (Associate of the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters)
— CII (Member of the Chartered Insurance Institute)

Languages
— English
— Fluent in French

Operational Package, CAR / EAR, Energy, Petrochemicals, Bulk Chemicals, Agrochemical Industry United Kingdom London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow

Loss Adjusting
Energy
Power & Mining
Renewables

Jason Ro

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Commercial and Domestic, Large Loss settlements, NAT CAT


LOCATION

United Kingdom


CONTACT

jro@advantaglobal.com
+44 (0) 771 058 2196

Profile
Jason is a seasoned adjuster with an extensive background in Commercial and Domestic claims, complemented by substantial experience in Large Loss settlements. With over 25 years in the industry, he has successfully managed numerous high-profile disasters, notably during the aftermath of Hurricane Irma and Maria in 2017. Jason will closely collaborate with Andrew Medlicott to provide comprehensive support for our clients nationwide.

Professional Qualifications
— Cert CILA (Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters)
— Cert CII (Chartered Insurance Institute)
— Media Training Certification

Languages
— English

Commercial and Domestic, Large Loss settlements, NAT CAT United Kingdom London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow

Loss Adjusting

Matine Sone Martin

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Material Damage, Business Interruption, Energy, Marine


LOCATION

Cameroon


CONTACT

cameroon@advantaglobal.com
+237 (0) 697 348 568
+237 (0) 655 015 634

Profile
Captain Matine is a Senior Loss Adjuster. Before joining the insurance industry, he sailed for over 18 years on merchant ships where he acquired valuable marine and oil and gas experience. He specializes in auditing and handling complex risk surveys for ship damage as well as various merchandise and material damage claims.

Professional Qualifications
— MSc in Navigation (Mourmansk Higher Marine College)
— BSc in Navigation Engineering (Mourmansk Higher Marine College)
— Fellow member of the Professional Chamber of Adjusters and Surveyors (PCAS Cameroon)
— Surveyor in MPIS (Marine, Port and Industry Services)
— Certified Adjuster (CPET)

Languages
— English
— French
— Russian
— Basic Italian
— Basic Spanish

Material Damage, Business Interruption, Energy, Marine Cameroon Douala

Loss Adjusting

Necati Cem Dümrek

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Engineering, Business Interruption, Risk Surveys, Finance


LOCATION

Turkey


CONTACT

turkey@advantaglobal.com
+90 (0) 537 704 80 60

Profile
With a background in logistics, transportation and manufacturing, Necati is a qualified engineer with several years’ experience in working for leading Turkish companies. He specialises in risk surveys and managing engineering and business interruption claims.

Professional Qualifications
— BSc Eng (Industrial) (Isik University of Istanbul)
— MBA (Bahcesehir University of Istanbul)
— Member of the Turkish Chamber of Industrial Engineers

Languages
— Turkish,
— Fluent in English
— Working knowledge of German
— Working knowledge of Spanish

Engineering, Business Interruption, Risk Surveys, Finance Turkey Istanbul

Loss Adjusting

Juan Eduardo Contreras

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Government accounts, Catastrophic, Industrial All Risk


LOCATION

Mexico


CONTACT

jcontreras@advantaglobal.com
+52 55 1388 5946

Profile
Juan Eduardo is a professional with 7 years of experience in the insurance sector. Throughout his career, he has worked on numerous accounts and projects related to the government sector. Juan Eduardo joins the Advanta team in Mexico to continue expanding the office operation throughout the country.

Professional Qualifications
— Bachelor in Business Administration (INECUH, Mexico)

Languages
— Spanish

Government accounts, Catastrophic, Industrial All Risk Mexico Mexico City

Loss Adjusting

Richard Diamond

Manager - Quantity Surveying


SPECIALITIES

Commercial Construction, Project Management, Distressed Projects, In-occupational/live Environment


LOCATION

Global reach
United Kingdom


CONTACT

rdiamond@advantaglobal.com
+44 (0) 775 978 8555

Profile
Richard has over 20 years’ experience and an advanced knowledges of all aspects of construction, providing Quantity Surveying, Project Management and Employer’s Agent services to clients across all construction sectors. Throughout his career, Richard has gained considerable experience in distressed projects, disputes, claims, refurbishment projects and in-occupation/live environments projects. He has led contact negotiations, claims and final account agreements. At Advanta, Richard leads the Quantity Surveying practice.

Professional Qualifications
— BSc (Hons) Construction Management
— PG Diploma Project Management
— MBA Construction and Real Estate
— Chartered Construction Manager
— MCIOB
— MRICS

Languages
— English
— Afrikaans

Commercial Construction, Project Management, Distressed Projects, In-occupational/live Environment Global reach Quantity Surveying United Kingdom
London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow
Quantity Surveying

Kamal Taghzouti

Director


SPECIALITIES

Engineering, Property, Energy, Industrial, Liability


LOCATION

Morocco


CONTACT

ktaghzouti@advantaglobal.com
+212 610 16 76 25
+212 522 22 20 48

Profile
Kamal is an Insurance Consultant with over 30 years’ experience within the insurance industry. He holds a Masters in Project Management and has a degree in Economics & Social Administration. Kamal joins Advanta after a successful career of 18 years at AXA Morocco where he most recently held the position of Chief Distribution Officer, in addition to previous positions in underwriting & Claims Management. He has actively participated in the improvement and optimisation of claims processes and has experience in team management and commercial business strategy. At Advanta, Kamal leads the Operation in Morocco that is a hub for Africa to support our clients and strengthen our proposition on the continent.

Professional Qualifications
— Masters in Project Management (Hassania School of Civil Engineering)
— Degree in Economics & Social Administration (Amiens University, France)

Languages
— English
— French
— Arabic

Engineering, Property, Energy, Industrial, Liability Morocco Casablanca

Loss Adjusting

Seimar Messias

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Property, Liability, Construction


LOCATION

Brazil


CONTACT

smessias@advantaglobal.com
+55 (11) 9 974 210 64
+55 (11) 203 911 23

Profile
Seimar has more than 17 years’ experience within the insurance industry gained in loss adjusting sector. Over the course of his career, he has worked at various international companies based in Brazil handling major losses. Seimar specialises in claims related to property, general liability and construction.

Professional Qualifications
— BA Business Administration

Languages
— Portuguese

Property, Liability, Construction Brazil São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro

Loss Adjusting

Lowe Schlesinger

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Catastrophic Events, Property, Construction, Energy, Liability, Risk Surveys


LOCATION

Guatemala


CONTACT

lschlesinger@advantaglobal.com
+503 5202 2815
+503 2386 8300

Profile
Lowe has more than 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry working across South America on major CAT claims related to Hurricane Mitch, Storm Agatha and earthquakes in Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico and El Salvador. He also serves as a President of the Association of Independent Loss Adjusters of Guatemala and his main specialities include catastrophic events, transport, liability, energy, fire claims as well as risk inspections.

Professional Qualifications
— BA Business Administration
— Registered Loss Adjuster (SIB - Superintendence of Banks of Guatemala)
— Registered Loss Adjuster (CNBS - Superintendence of Insurance and Pensions of Honduras)

Languages
— Spanish
— Conversant in English

Catastrophic Events, Property, Construction, Energy, Liability, Risk Surveys Guatemala Guatemala City

Loss Adjusting

Deyaneiris Rosario

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Machinery Administration, Quality Control, Personnel Management


LOCATION

Dominican Republic


CONTACT

drosario@advantaglobal.com
+1 809 989 3130
+1 809 547 3271

Profile
Deyaneiris is an Electromechanical Engineer with over 32 years of experience in the industrial sector and a vast understanding of loss adjusting within the industrial and hospitality commercial sectors. Before joining Advanta, she gained experience in the field, holding positions as Machinery Administration Assistant Manager and Electromechanical Engineering Director and working on various preventive maintenance programs for industrial machinery. Her specialties include Machinery Administration and Control, Quality Control and Personnel Management.

Professional Qualifications
— BEng
— Electromechanical Engineering (Autonomous University of Santo Domingo)
— BPsych, Psychology (Caribbean University)
— Master in Psychology (Autonomous University of Santo Domingo)

Languages
— Spanish
— English

Machinery Administration, Quality Control, Personnel Management Dominican Republic Santo Domingo

Loss Adjusting

Arístides Tiburcio

Director


SPECIALITIES

Professional Technical Courses (Dominican Insurance Academy and Dominican Association of Insurance Brokers)


LOCATION

Dominican Republic


CONTACT

atiburcio@advantaglobal.com
+1 809 299 0041
+1 809 547 3271

Profile
Aristides has over 25 years’ experience working as a loss adjuster in the Dominican insurance industry. He is the founder of A. Tiburcio & Asociados S.A. and its Managing Director since 2005. In 2019, after 8 successful years as an associate of the Group, A. Tiburcio & Asociados S.A became an Advanta office, trading as Advanta Dominicana. Aristides has acquired valuable experience in handling NATCAT events, Financial Lines and Property All Risks losses and Business Interruption. His specialities include fire, theft, electronic equipment and machinery breakdown claims.

Professional Qualifications
— MBA (INTEC - Santo Domingo Institute of Technology)
— BA Accountancy (Dominican University)
— A.A. (Associate Degree) Insurance (ACADOSE - Dominican Insurance Academy Inc.)
— Certified Loss Adjuster (Dominican Superintendence of Insurance)
— Professional Technical Courses (Dominican Insurance Academy and Dominican Association of Insurance Brokers)

Languages
— Spanish
— English

Professional Technical Courses (Dominican Insurance Academy and Dominican Association of Insurance Brokers) Dominican Republic Santo Domingo

Loss Adjusting

Byeong-Mun Park

Director


SPECIALITIES

CAR / EAR, Property, Construction, Product Liability, Marine Industry


LOCATION

Korea


CONTACT

bmpark@advantaglobal.com
+82 (0)10 4374 7124
+82 (0)2 736 2355

Profile
Byeong-Mun has over 35 years’ experience working as loss adjuster in the insurance industry handling multinational product losses across a wide variety of sectors, including logistics, marine and electro-electronic industry. Over the course of his career, he has held a number of senior management positions with leading Korean claims management companies. Byeong-Mun’s specialities include claims related to CAR / EAR, property, construction and product liability.

Professional Qualifications
— MBA with specialisation in International Trade
— BA Social Welfare and English
— Licensed Average Adjuster with specialisation in Marine Claims
— Licensed Fire and Casualty Loss Adjuster
— Licensed Non-Life Insurance Broker

Languages
— Korean
— English

CAR / EAR, Property, Construction, Product Liability, Marine Industry Korea Seoul

Loss Adjusting

Jorge Hugo Miranda

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Property


LOCATION

Argentina


CONTACT

jmiranda@advantaglobal.com
+54 9 11 509 743 01
+54 (11) 4545 3139

Profile
Jorge has over 15 years’ experience working as an independent insurance broker, loss adjuster and risk surveyor. Before entering the insurance industry, he also gained valuable experience in the management of industrial processes. Jorge mainly specialises in losses related to property.

Professional Qualifications
— SSN (Argentina National Insurance Commission - Registered Insurance Adviser)
— Professional Courses on Micromechanics
— Quality and Production Control

Languages
— Spanish
— Conversant in Italian

Property Argentina Buenos Aires

Loss Adjusting

John Eades

Consultant Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Construction & Engineering, Energy & Natural Resources


LOCATION

Saudi Arabia


CONTACT

jeades@advantaglobal.com
+966 53 527 50 09
+966 12 682 84 13

Profile
John has 43 years of experience within the insurance industry, including over 27 years of adjusting experience in West Africa, the UK, Europe and the Middle East. He started his career in the insurance sector in 1980 with a leading UK Insurer as an engineer surveyor. He then joined the adjusting profession in 1996 with a UK loss adjusting company, working overseas, mainly in West Africa and dealing with construction, engineering, and marine losses. After working in various parts of the world, John returned to the Middle East in 2013 where he joined an international adjuster in their Al-Khobar office, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as an engineering loss adjuster and in 2015 he was promoted to Branch Manager. John has experience working on many major losses in construction, utility, power, energy, petrochemical, and offshore and onshore. He has also undertaken catastrophe work in the Caribbean and Greece.

Professional Qualifications
— Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (Full Technological Certificate)
— Incorporated Engineer registered with the UK Engineering Council

Languages
— Arabic — English

Construction & Engineering, Energy & Natural Resources Saudi Arabia Riyadh

Loss Adjusting
Construction
Energy

Luis Murillo

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Engineering, Marine


LOCATION

Costa Rica


CONTACT

costrica@advantaglobal.com
+506 8310 3008
+506 2253 8806

Profile
Luis has over 30 years’ experience in the Costa Rican insurance industry. Before cofounding AGREP S.A. in 2004, he has held a number of senior management positions such as a Director of Marine Claims and Miscellaneous Insurance Departments at Costa Rica National Insurance Institute. His main specialities include engineering and marine claims.

Professional Qualifications
— MSc International Business (Universidad Eusko Ikaskuntza)
— BEng (Aviation Mechanics)
— BA Business Administration with specialisation in Insurance (Latin University of Costa Rica)

Languages
— Spanish

Engineering, Marine Costa Rica San Jose

Loss Adjusting

Oscar Bernal

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

General Insurance, Equity, Transportation


LOCATION

Colombia


CONTACT

obernal@advantaglobal.com
+57 301 731 28 19
+57 (1) 746 76 52

Profile
Oscar has approximately 10 years of experience in the Colombian insurance market. He has recently held claims handling positions in one of the leading Colombian insurance companies. Oscar has developed his career in the insurance sector and specifically as a loss adjustor. He has valuable experience in property and casualty whist he also specializes in compliance and transport.

Professional Qualifications
— Candidate for Bachelor in Business Administration (Polytechnic University Grancolombiano)
— Technologist in Comprehensive Risk Management (National Learning Service - SENA)

Languages
— Spanish

General Insurance, Equity, Transportation Colombia Bogota

Loss Adjusting

Alexander Crespillo

Technical Director


SPECIALITIES

Property, Theft and Robbery, Fidelity Guarantee, BI, Machinery Breakdown, Construction


LOCATION

Spain


CONTACT

acrespillo@advantaglobal.com
+34 683 64 10 34

Profile
After obtaining his insurance qualifications at the Insurance University Institute of Venezuela, Alexander worked for 5 years in underwriting and claims management for 2 Venezuelan insurers. Alexander has over 20 years of experience in loss adjusting having worked for various national and international firms. He specializes in Property, Theft and Robbery, Fidelity Guarantee, BI, Machinery Breakdown and Construction claims.

Professional Qualifications
— Advanced Diploma in Insurance (IUS - Insurance University Institute of Venezuela)

Languages
— Spanish
— Working knowledge of English

Property, Theft and Robbery, Fidelity Guarantee, BI, Machinery Breakdown, Construction Spain Madrid

Loss Adjusting

Raymond Pawlak

Director


SPECIALITIES

Property damage, Time element losses, Appraisal and Umpire appointments, Product Recall. Background in causation determination, estimate preparation, coverage evaluation and subrogation claims. Reinsurance claims. Integrated risk programs; Commercial Property, Builders Risk, Business Interruption; Inland Marine. Commercial Losses resulting from Floods, Hurricanes and Earthquakes. Builders' Risk for Class A office buildings in excess of 50 stories


LOCATION

United States


CONTACT

gmc@advantaglobal.com
+1 630 777 4302

Profile
Raymond has over 25 years’ experience with managing major claims for liability, damages, and operational loss in the fields of construction and commercial and industrial real estate. He also leads investigations and damage surveys as part of product recalls on behalf of multinational companies. In addition, Raymond has distinguished himself in the field of appraisals and umpiring. Raymond supervises GM Consulting USA's teams based in Chicago, Cleveland, Minneapolis, New York, and Los Angeles.

Professional Qualifications



Languages
— English

Property damage, Time element losses, Appraisal and Umpire appointments, Product Recall. Background in causation determination, estimate preparation, coverage evaluation and subrogation claims. Reinsurance claims. Integrated risk programs; Commercial Property, Builders Risk, Business Interruption; Inland Marine. Commercial Losses resulting from Floods, Hurricanes and Earthquakes. Builders' Risk for Class A office buildings in excess of 50 stories United States Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, New York, Minneapolis, Tampa

Loss Adjusting

Roberto Garcia

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

General Risks, Financial Lines, Information Systems, Electrical and Electronic Equipment.


LOCATION

Panama


CONTACT

panama@advantaglobal.com
+507 625 419 43
+507 314 4334 / +507 211 2122

Profile
Roberto is currently overseeing claims involving financial lines, electrical and electronic equipment and general risks. During the course of his career within the insurance industry he has developed his expertise in financial risks and is undertaking a Bachelor in Finance and Banking at Universidad Americana in Panama.

Professional Qualifications
— Information Systems Technologist (Cartagena Comfenalco Technical Institute, Colombia)

Languages
— English
— Spanish

General Risks, Financial Lines, Information Systems, Electrical and Electronic Equipment. Panama Panama City

Loss Adjusting

R. R. Balakrishnan

Risk Surveyor


SPECIALITIES

CAR / EAR, Risk Surveys, Material Damage, Petroleum Industry (Refineries), Energy (Power Plants), Consequential Loss Assessment, Petrochemical Industry with ALOP, Hazard and Operability Analysis (HAZOP), Consequence Analysis, Portfolio Analysis


LOCATION

India


CONTACT

india@advantaglobal.com
+91 98 400 49 374

Profile
Balakrishnan has more than 40 years’ experience working as a loss adjuster and risk manager. His specialities include handling CAR / EAR and material damage claims in petroleum, petrochemical and energy industry. Balakrishnan has also extensive knowledge of chemical process development, portfolio, consequence and HAZOP (hazard and operability) analysis.

Professional Qualifications
— BTech with specialisation in Chemical Engineering

Languages
— English
— Hindi
— Tamil

CAR / EAR, Risk Surveys, Material Damage, Petroleum Industry (Refineries), Energy (Power Plants), Consequential Loss Assessment, Petrochemical Industry with ALOP, Hazard and Operability Analysis (HAZOP), Consequence Analysis, Portfolio Analysis India Chennai

Loss Adjusting
Construction
Energy

Walter Castañeda

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Transport, Theft, Fire, Flood and Fast-Track


LOCATION

Colombia


CONTACT

wcastaneda@advantaglobal.com
+57 (1) 322 854 4919
+57 (1) 746 76 52

Profile
Walter has over four years’ experience in loss adjusting. He combines formal insurance qualifications and first-hand industry experience acquired whilst working in the underwriting departments of various lead insurers in Colombia. More recently, Walter was responsible for inspections, policy analysis, report preparation and has actively participated in the improvement and optimisation of customer services’ procedures.

Professional Qualifications
— Business Administration (Cooperative Colombian University)
— Dip. General Insurance (FASECOLDA)

Languages
— Spanish

Transport, Theft, Fire, Flood and Fast-Track Colombia Bogota

Loss Adjusting

Jose Luis Saravia

Director


SPECIALITIES

General Risks, Petroleum


LOCATION

Bolivia


CONTACT

jsaravia@advantaglobal.com
+591 70936299

Profile
José Luis has more than 25 years’ experience within the insurance industry, where he started working in an international petroleum company. Over his outstanding career as a loss adjuster, he has managed the Claims’ division in insurance companies as well as for brokers. José Luis is an expert in managing claims, always aware of the needs of every stakeholder. He joined Advanta Bolivia in 2019 to strengthen our Latin America network.

Professional Qualifications
— General Accountant (Incos, Superior Commercial Institute)
— Several qualifications in insurance.

Languages
— Spanish

General Risks, Petroleum Bolivia Santa Cruz

Loss Adjusting

Mustafa Haider

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

General Property, Public Liability, Marine


LOCATION

Oman


CONTACT

mhaider@advantaglobal.com
+968 913 301 86

Profile
Mustafa has worked as a Loss Adjuster in the insurance industry for over 16 years. He has a wealth of experience handling a broad range of claims pertaining to Construction, Commercial Property, Cash in Safe, Cash in Transit and Public Liability over the course of his professional career. Based in Oman, Mustafa has extensive experience working in multinational environment having previously operated in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

Professional Qualifications
— BBA (Hons) Bachelor of Business Administration
— BCom Dip CII (Chartered Insurance institute)
— Dip CILA (Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters)

Languages
— English
— Urdu
— Basic Arabic

General Property, Public Liability, Marine Oman Muscat

Loss Adjusting

Rogelio Medina

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Cargo, Machinery Breakdown, CAT


LOCATION

Mexico


CONTACT

rmedina@advantaglobal.com
+52 55 1834 7898
+52 55 5463 4341

Profile
Rogelio has 7 years of experience as a loss adjuster. His specialties include Machinery Breakdown, Cargo, and damage investigation and quantification for claims related to Catastrophic events (CAT). Rogelio has extensive experience working with accounts related to the Government sector, such as Guardia Nacional, SEDENA, SAT, IMSS, FOVISSSTE, among other relevant public entities.

Professional Qualifications
— Chartered Loss Adjuster (CNSF Mexico)

Languages
— Spanish
— English

Cargo, Machinery Breakdown, CAT Mexico Mexico City

Loss Adjusting

Marielos Marin

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Property, Liability, Risk Management


LOCATION

Costa Rica


CONTACT

mmarin@advantaglobal.com
+506 8381 7801
+506 2253 8806

Profile
Marielos has over 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry. She is one of the cofounders of AGREP S.A. and has considerable experience in underwriting and working on high value claims. Throughout her career, Marielos has specialised in property and liability claims, as well as in risk management.

Professional Qualifications
— MSc Insurance and Risk Management (John Paul II University)
— BSc Public Administration (University of Costa Rica)

Languages
— Spanish

Property, Liability, Risk Management Costa Rica San Jose

Loss Adjusting

Sriram Natesan

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Residential and Commercial Construction


LOCATION

UAE


CONTACT

snatesan@advantaglobal.com
+971 (50) 558 7754

Profile
Sriram has over 9 years’ experience in Construction handling both small- and large-scale projects. He has first-hand experience in various roles like design, foundation, procurement and project planning. Sriram will combine his knowledge in Engineering claims management with the study of new credentials and certifications in order to reinforce his skills and experience as a Loss Adjuster.

Professional Qualifications
— BEng in Electronics & Instrumentation

Languages
— English
— Tamil
— Hindi

Residential and Commercial Construction UAE Dubai, Abu Dhabi

Loss Adjusting

Federico Nadalini

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Catastrophic Events, Energy, Property, Sugar Plants, Fire & Risk Surveys, Transport


LOCATION

Guatemala


CONTACT

guatemala@advantaglobal.com
+502 5789 1395
+502 2386 8333

Profile
Federico has more than 15 years’ experience in the insurance industry. During his career, he has been involved in a number of major CAT losses such as Hurricane Stan and Storm Agatha in Guatemala and other catastrophic events in El Salvador and Honduras. In addition to CAT claims, Federico also specialises in transport, energy, property, sugar plant co-generation claims and risk and fire inspections.

Professional Qualifications
— BSc Eng (Industrial), MSc Engineering Management
— Certified Fire Protection Specialist (NFPA - National Fire Protection Association)
— Registered Loss Adjuster (SIB - Superintendence of Banks of Guatemala)

Languages
— Spanish
— Conversant in English

Catastrophic Events, Energy, Property, Sugar Plants, Fire & Risk Surveys, Transport Guatemala Guatemala City

Loss Adjusting

Mario Araujo

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Industrial All Risks, Machinery Breakdown, CAR / EAR, ALOP, Business Interruption, Risk Surveys


LOCATION

Venezuela


CONTACT

venezuela@advantaglobal.com
+58 212 232 9082

Profile
Mario is a highly experienced engineer with nearly 40 years of expertise in loss adjusting. Before embarking on his career as a loss adjuster, he held positions in the construction industry, with a specific focus on infrastructure projects. This background has proven invaluable in handling claims related to Construction and Erection, as well as conducting audits for industrial processes. Mario specializes in a range of areas, including claims related to Industrial All Risks, Machinery Breakdown, CAR/EAR, ALOP, as well as managing business interruption cases and performing risk surveys.

Professional Qualifications
— BSc Eng (Mech) (LUZ - University of Zulia)
— Licensed Loss Adjuster / Licensed Assets Appraiser (SUDEASEG - Superintendence of Insurance of Venezuela)
— Financial Analyst (UCV - Central University of Venezuela)
— Professional Courses: Fire Analysis and Investigation

Languages
— Spanish
— Basic English

Industrial All Risks, Machinery Breakdown, CAR / EAR, ALOP, Business Interruption, Risk Surveys Venezuela Caracas

Loss Adjusting
Construction

David Henriquez

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Construction & Engineering, Property, Quantity Surveying


LOCATION

United Kingdom


CONTACT

dhenriquez@advantaglobal.com
+44 (0) 7375 046673

Profile
David is a professional with 17 years of experience in the construction and insurance arena. Throughout his career, he has served as a consultant expert for Central American private and public organisations in the legal, insurance, finance, and real estate sectors. David has hands-on experience dealing with CAT events, having participated as an adjuster in the Hurricane of 2020 in Honduras, proving support in over 50 claims. He also offered on-site assistance for infrastructure damages caused by flooding in two Honduran international airports. Moreover, David has conducted more than 250 residential and commercial appraisals, development assessments, funding control, and social interest valuations for both public and private banking sectors. He has played a crucial role as an expert for judicial circuits, providing assessments covering property valuation, cost analysis, and building surveying.

Professional Qualifications
— BEng in Civil Engineering (Universidad de Costa Rica)
— MBA (Universidad Tecnológica Centroamericana, Honduras)
— MSc Project Management - Construction Projects (Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica)
— Chartered Institute of Building CIOB Applicant Member
— MSc Quantity Surveying (in progress)

Languages
— Spanish
— English

Construction & Engineering, Property, Quantity Surveying United Kingdom London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow

Loss Adjusting
Construction

Geoffrey Abdulah

Director


SPECIALITIES

Civil Engineering


LOCATION

Trinidad and Tobago


CONTACT

gma@acuitascaribbean.com
+1 868 683 0015
+1 868 628 9773

Profile
Geoffrey has over 30 years’ experience in the management and implementation of large construction projects across the Caribbean region, in both public and private sectors. He mainly specialises in claims related to civil engineering.

Professional Qualifications
— MSc Eng (Construction and Management)
— BSc Eng (Civil)
— FAPE (Fellow of the Association of Professional Engineers of Trinidad and Tobago)
— Registered Engineer (REng)
— Member of IFMA (Member of the International Facilities Management Association)
— Member of PMI (Project Management Institute)

Languages
— English

Civil Engineering Trinidad and Tobago Cascade

Loss Adjusting

Muhammad Arif Mumatz

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Construction, Contractor All Risk


LOCATION

Pakistan


CONTACT

pakistan@advantaglobal.com
+ 92 310 433 7413
+ 92 300 840 9130

Profile
Muhammad is a skilled Civil Engineer with two decades of experience in the insurance industry. His expertise lies in overseeing various construction projects, particularly under Contractor All Risk. He has held pivotal roles for both local and international civil contractors. Muhammad's expertise covers a wide range of civil engineering ventures, including road construction, canal and river bridge building, earth-filled dams, and piling and drilling projects. With a career dedicated to advancing civil engineering, he remains an invaluable asset to the industry, offering extensive knowledge and practical experience in every project. His commitment to excellence and a proven track record in diverse civil engineering endeavours have earned him widespread respect in the field

Professional Qualifications
— BSc. in Civil Engineering (FEATI University, Philippines)

Languages
— English
— Urdu

Construction, Contractor All Risk Pakistan Lahore

Loss Adjusting
Construction

Marie Slamova

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Property Claims Liability


LOCATION

Czech Republic


CONTACT

czechrepublic@advantaglobal.com
+420 733 143 545

Profile
Marie is the head of Contin's Property and Liability department. Up until 2014 she was the Head of Property and Liability department in Triglav insurance company. At ČSOB Insurance company, she was responsible for the methodical preparation of product lines for personal insurance, property insurance and business risk insurance.

Professional Qualifications
— University of Economics, Prague - Macroeconomic Analysis

Languages
—Czech
— Fluent in English
— Fluent in Russian

Property Claims Liability Czech Republic Prague

Loss Adjusting

V. Srinivasan

Director


SPECIALITIES

Marine Cargo, Fire, NATCAT, BI, Miscellaneous, Cyber


LOCATION

India


CONTACT

india@advantaglobal.com
+91 982 102 6517

Profile
Srinivasan has nearly 30 years of extensive experience as a Loss Adjuster. Over the course of his career, he has handled a wide variety of claims for both Indian Underwriters and Reinsurers. He has been involved in fire and marine cargo claims in India as well as in neighbouring countries such as Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh. He has also dealt with property claims related to natural catastrophes such as cyclones and floods. He also currently handles Cyber losses & B.I. cases for Indian Underwriters. Srinivasan partners Advanta to continue developing the local market and widen Advanta’s presence in the region and adjacent territories.

Professional Qualifications
— B.Sc (Bachelors in Science with Physics and Maths, Mumbai University)
— FIIISLA (Fellow of the Indian Institute of Insurance Surveyors & Loss Adjusters)
— FCA (Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India)
— CISA (Certified information systems Auditor awarded by Information Systems & Audit Control Association)
— FIV (Fellow of the Institute of Valuers, India)

Languages
— English
— Hindi

Marine Cargo, Fire, NATCAT, BI, Miscellaneous, Cyber India Mumbai

Loss Adjusting
Marine

Manuel Rebelo

Regional Director


SPECIALITIES

Industrial & Commercial All Risks, Machinery Breakdown, Business Interruption, Liability


LOCATION

Portugal
Mauritius


CONTACT

mrebelo@advantaglobal.com
+351 913 465 036
+230 402 68 93

Profile
Manuel has over 20 years of extensive experience as a loss adjuster and engineer working across Europe, Africa, North and South America. At Advanta, he specialises in high-value property, construction, energy and ALOP losses. Manuel oversees the development of Advanta’s network throughout the African continent, including Portuguese-speaking countries, coordinating efforts and providing valuable support in the region.

Professional Qualifications
— MSc Eng (Mech) with specialisation in Industrial Management
— MA Sustainable Energy Systems (MIT Portugal), PgDip Energy Management
— IILA Member (International Institute of Loss Adjusters)
— Chartered Loss Adjuster (CNPR - Portuguese Chamber of Loss Adjusters)
— FUEDI - ELAE (European Federation of Loss Adjusting Experts)

Languages
— English
— Portuguese
— Spanish

Industrial & Commercial All Risks, Machinery Breakdown, Business Interruption, Liability Portugal Porto Mauritius
Ebene
Loss Adjusting
Construction
Energy
Power & Mining

Alejandro Ramirez

Loss Adjuster / Operations Manager


SPECIALITIES

NAT CAT, Fire, Liability


LOCATION

Mexico


CONTACT

aramirez@advantaglobal.com
+52 55 8004 9096
+52 55 5463 4341

Profile
Alejandro is a Civil Engineer with over 15 years’ experience within the insurance industry specialised in losses related to Nat Cat events in Mexico and Central America. Before joining Advanta, he worked for 10 years in a well-known international Loss Adjusting firm dealing with claims related to Fire, Hurricanes, Floods, Earthquakes, Liability, Consequential Losses and Transport, amongst others. At Advanta, and under Edgardo Velázquez’ leadership, Alejandro will contribute to strengthen our presence in Mexico and the region.

Professional Qualifications
— BEng Civil Engineering (Escuela Superior de Ingeniería y Arquitectura del IPN)

Languages
— Spanish
— English

NAT CAT, Fire, Liability Mexico Mexico City

Loss Adjusting

Andrew O. Owuor

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Marine Cargo, Liability


LOCATION

Kenya


CONTACT

kenya@advantaglobal.com
+254 722 771 568
+254 412 229 193

Profile
After graduating as a Bachelor of Commerce (Insurance) in 1992, Andrew joined GAB Robins where he trained as a Marine Cargo Surveyor and gained a wealth of experience in Marine Cargo Surveys whilst working in their Mombasa Office. While there, he also undertook survey work for P & I Clubs, and both local and foreign Insurers. He has built a reputation in the market having started and successfully developed a Bulk Cargo Surveillance Scheme used by many local Insurers. Andrew is now a Director responsible for Marine operations at the Mombasa Office.

Professional Qualifications
— Bachelor of Commerce (Insurance) (Nairobi University)
— Dip CII (Chartered Insurance Institute)

Languages
— English
— Swahili

Marine Cargo, Liability Kenya Nairobi

Loss Adjusting

M'hammed Atmani

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Maritime & Port Security, Port Regulations, Engineering, Management of Commercial Ships


LOCATION

Morocco


CONTACT

matmani@advantaglobal.com
+212 661 29 23 89
+212 522 22 20 48

Profile
M’hammed has over 40 years’ experience in the Marine industry. He graduated in Risk Management (AGREPI and CNPP France), and has specialities including the prevention and management of claims in port facilities. M'hammed began his career in the Merchant Navy, and after 10 years at sea, in 1990 he joined the port sector as a super tanker pilot, then became commander of the main maritime ports of Morocco for three decades. Ultimately M’hammed assumed, during the last decade, the safety/security management of the 34 Ports of Morocco before moving into consultancy for ports and operators. He also provides training courses in the Marine field.

Professional Qualifications
— Master in the Merchant Navy - Captain (ISEM, Morocco)
— Certificate in Port Planning & Strategic Management (APEC, Belgium)
— Diploma Engineer in Security & Risk Management (AGREPI, CNPP, France)

Languages
— English
— French
— Arabic

Maritime & Port Security, Port Regulations, Engineering, Management of Commercial Ships Morocco Casablanca

Loss Adjusting
Marine

Ramon Perez Gonzalez

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Property, Marine & Transportation, Fire, All Risk


LOCATION

Mexico


CONTACT

rgonzalez@advantaglobal.com
+52 55 1068 2334
+52 55 5463 4341

Profile
Ramon is a skilled loss adjuster with a decade of experience in the insurance sector. Throughout his career, he has contributed to various projects spanning the private and government sectors, with a particular focus on engineering processes. Ramon's extensive expertise, coupled with his proficiency in operating and maintaining high-complexity equipment, positions him as a trusted professional in successfully adjusting numerous claims related to Property and All Risks.

Professional Qualifications
— Accreditation for Property Insurance Adjusters (IMESFAC)
— Certified Adjuster (National Commission of Insurance in Mexico)

Languages
— Spanish
— English

Property, Marine & Transportation, Fire, All Risk Mexico Mexico City

Loss Adjusting
Marine

Armando Marin

Manager / Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Property, Construction


LOCATION

Argentina


CONTACT

amarin@advantaglobal.com
+54 9 11 2703 6337
+54 11 4545 3139

Profile
Armando has 9 years’ experience as an engineer and risk analyst. Over the last 4 years, he has developed his professional career as loss adjuster for general risks and technical insurance. At Advanta, he is the Sub Manager of the office, in charge of coordinating the assignments and queries from the local market.

Professional Qualifications
— Industrial Engineer (Universidad Nacional Experimental Politécnica Antonio José de Sucre, Venezuela)
— Diploma in Insurance and Reinsurance Management (IUS – Instituto Universitario de Seguros, Venezuela)
— SSN (Argentina National Insurance Commission - Registered Loss Adjuster)
— Training in Engineering Technical Lines (Liberty Mutual Venezuela)
— Certified by the Venezuelan Engineering Association
— Certified Professional in Safety and Health at work (INPSASEL - National Institute of Prevention, Health and Safety at work, Venezuela)
— Certified Professional on EHS (Environment, Health and Safety) Manager, Supervisor and Technician

Languages
— Spanish

Property, Construction Argentina Buenos Aires

Loss Adjusting

Paolo Pucci

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

EAR, ALOP & DSU, Plant Erection, Energy, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Business Interruption


LOCATION

Italy


CONTACT

italy@advantaglobal.com
+39 (348) 265 6310

Profile
Paolo is a mechanical engineer who started his professional career in the automotive industry in Turin. In 1994 he started working as a loss adjuster after joining the Italian subsidiary of an American multinational company in Milan. In 1996 Paolo co-founded PCB Partners in Italy, a company which provides risk management and loss adjusting services. He has extensive experience in various complex construction and energy losses in Italy and internationally.

Professional Qualifications
— MSc Mechanical Engineering (Università degli Studi di Genova)
— BSc Mechanical Engineering (Università degli Studi di Genova)

Languages
— Italian
— English

EAR, ALOP & DSU, Plant Erection, Energy, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Business Interruption Italy Genova

Loss Adjusting

José Manuel Martins

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Chemistry and Chemical engineering, Building envelope, Materials and Materials engineering


LOCATION

France


CONTACT

france@advantaglobal.com

Profile
José Manuel is a Doctor in Chemistry and Physical Chemistry of Polymers. He holds a PhD in Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry and a postgraduate degree in Chemistry and Physical Chemistry of Polymers. He started his career as an R&D Paints Engineer for HENKEL in Germany. He then became Laboratory Manager R&D at RHODIA SILICONES in Saint-Fons (France and later joined SEG Diélectriques in Montpellier in the Technical and Industrial Department. He held the position of Technical, Industrial and R&D Manager in the fields of formulation of resins, varnishes and composite materials for electrical insulation of products mainly for the electromechanical and automotive industry, before joining CPA Experts.

Professional Qualifications
— PhD in Physics and Chemistry of Polymers (University of Le Mans – France)
— Master’s Degree in Physics and Chemistry of Polymers (University of Paris VI – France)

Languages
— French
— English
— Portuguese

Chemistry and Chemical engineering, Building envelope, Materials and Materials engineering France Paris

Loss Adjusting
Power & Mining

Ahmed Bakkar

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Engineering, Energy, Power Generation, Fire, Heavy Industry


LOCATION

Algeria


CONTACT

abakkar@advantaglobal.com
+213 (0) 770 630 602
+213 (0) 770 308 427

Profile
Ahmed is an experienced expert having handled numerous claims for the International insurance market and in particular with the Oil and Gas industry on the operational side (Liquification, Refining, petro synthesis and management of gas and petroleum products). He has worked on construction projects and renovation projects on behalf of insurers of SONATRACH and affiliates. He also has considerable experience in production, transportation and distribution of electrical power.

Professional Qualifications
— BSc Eng (Electrical)
— Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering - Petrochemical Units)

Languages
— French
— Fluent in Arabic
— Conversant in English

Engineering, Energy, Power Generation, Fire, Heavy Industry Algeria Tizi-Ouzou

Loss Adjusting

Stewart Carswell

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Major and Complex claims, Property, NATCAT, Business Interruption


LOCATION

United Kingdom


CONTACT

scarswell@advantaglobal.com
+44 (0) 7535 447 596

Profile
Stewart is a qualified senior loss adjuster with over 40 years of experience in the UK insurance market. During this time, he has developed skills in claims handling and investigation, working with composite insurers, together with the Lloyds market. Stewart’s main specialities include Major and Complex claims, High Net Worth, Business Interruption, and multi-million-pound losses throughout the UK. Over the course of his outstanding career, he has also dealt with many UK major events following severe flooding and escape of water losses and was involved in the claims handling process of the Lockerbie disaster. Stewart also provides technical support and assists with business development and client relationships to reinforce our footprint in the UK territory.

Professional Qualifications
— FCII (Fellow Chartered Insurance Institute)
— FCILA (Fellow Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters)
— FUEDI – ELAE (European Federation of Loss Adjusting Experts)
— FIFAA (Fellow International Federation of Adjusting Associations)

Languages
— English

Major and Complex claims, Property, NATCAT, Business Interruption United Kingdom London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow
London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow
Loss Adjusting

Holger Hillebrand

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

CAR/EAR, Property All Risk, Construction


LOCATION

Germany


CONTACT

hhillebrand@advantaglobal.com
+49 (0) 170 7060 936

Profile
Holger has over 20 years’ experience in Underwriting and Claims Management of large CAR/EAR and Property All Risk claims worldwide. He worked in the construction industry as a Civil Engineer in Germany before he became internationally engaged in the insurance and reinsurance business in places like Munich, Mexico City, Zurich and Oslo. Holger has experience in academic research, working on a project related to the safety of RCC dams under seismic loads in the University in Spain; and as Manager in a big firm taking care of Property claims.

Professional Qualifications
— MSc Eng (Civil Engineering), University of Stuttgart

Languages
— German
— English
— Spanish
— Norwegian
— French

CAR/EAR, Property All Risk, Construction Germany Munich

Loss Adjusting
Construction
Renewables

Julio Cesar Navas

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Commercial and Industrial All Risks, Fire (including Fire Protection Systems & Fire Investigation), Machinery Breakdown, Steel plant processes & Other Heavy Machinery, Construction and Erection All Risks


LOCATION

Venezuela


CONTACT

venezuela@advantaglobal.com
+58 212 232 9082

Profile
Julio is a Mechanical Engineer with over 35 years of experience in the Venezuelan insurance industry. Throughout his career, Julio has managed a wide range of claims while working for Sideriesgos C.A. In addition to his technical background, Julio is also a certified firefighter. His extensive expertise in fire-related risks is partly attributed to his previous role as a construction projects supervisor, where he was responsible for security and fire protection, among other duties. Julio specializes in various areas, including commercial and Industrial All Risks, Fire and Explosions (including fire protection systems and fire investigation), Machinery Breakdown, steel plant processes, and Construction and Erection All Risks. At Advanta, Julio collaborates with Mario Araujo to enhance the technical service capabilities in Venezuela.

Professional Qualifications
— BSc Eng (Mech) (Simón Bolívar University)
— Professional Firefighter (Venezuela Central University)
— Member of the Venezuelan Association of Engineers - Industrial Security and Protection Against Fires
— Several courses: maintenance and prevention of heavy machinery; Business Management

Languages
— Spanish

Commercial and Industrial All Risks, Fire (including Fire Protection Systems & Fire Investigation), Machinery Breakdown, Steel plant processes & Other Heavy Machinery, Construction and Erection All Risks Venezuela Caracas

Loss Adjusting
Construction

Ellen Wade

Claims Assistant


SPECIALITIES

Personal Lines and Commercial Insurance


LOCATION

United Kingdom


CONTACT

ewade@advantaglobal.com
+44 (0) 750 874 1482

Profile
Ellen has over 20 years of experience within the insurance industry. Throughout her career, she gained knowledge in all areas of Personal Lines and Commercial Insurance, assisting in managing claims through to settlement. She has also robust administration skills with complementary experience in sales and customer service. Ellen joins the team in Manchester to support the day-to-day operations and assist our adjusters to better serve our clients in the UK.

Professional Qualifications
— Certificate of Proficiency of the Chartered Insurance Institute (General Insurance & The Insurance Business)
— RSA NCVQ - Advanced Diploma in Office Procedures
— RSA NCVQ - Business Administration Level 2

Languages
— English

Personal Lines and Commercial Insurance United Kingdom London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow

Loss Adjusting

Yiliam Cardona

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

General Property, Construction and Liability Claims


LOCATION

United States


CONTACT

ycardona@advantaglobal.com
+1 (786) 362 1800
+1 (786) 369 5151

Profile
Throughout her career, she has performed a variety of roles, including the maintenance of civil works, creating and developing plans for the remodelling, expansion and inspection of airports, as well as the evaluation of aerodromes. She has also designed and planned environmental impact methodologies for civil works. Additionally, Yiliam has collaborated in the accounting and financial areas of business whilst serving as a Planning Manager. Currently, Yiliam is part of the Advanta Miami team, undertaking loss adjusting work and specializing predominantly in Construction All Risks and Construction Plant and Equipment projects in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Professional Qualifications
— BSc in Civil Engineering (UNAICC - National Union of Architects and Construction Engineers of Cuba - Havana University), with a minor in Design and Construction of Roads and specialised in the Environmental Impact of Construction Projects
— Completed Marketing Services and Airports Courses, Civil Aviation Institute of Cuba

Languages
— English
— Spanish

General Property, Construction and Liability Claims United States Miami, Houston

Loss Adjusting

Lebi Omoboyowa

Director


SPECIALITIES

Property, Business Interruption, Risk Surveying


LOCATION

Nigeria


CONTACT

lomoboyowa@advantaglobal.com
+234 802 224 39 75 / 803 866 69 42 / 805 591 60 90
+234 1 816 12 32 / 816 12 33

Profile
Lebi has over 25 years’ experience in the insurance industry. He also serves as a President of the Institute of Loss Adjusters of Nigeria (ILAN) and an Immediate Past President of the Board of Trustees at Risk Surveyors Association of Nigeria (RISAN). His specialities include property and business interruption claims as well as risk surveying.

Professional Qualifications
— Dip Insurance and Risk Management (Wes African Insurance Institute - WAII)
— ACIIN (Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria)
— AFPAN (Associate of the Fire Protection Association of Nigeria)
— FILAN (Fellow of the Institute of Loss Adjusters of Nigeria)
— FIFAA (Fellow of the International Federation of Adjusting Associations)
— FRISAN (Fellow of the Risk Surveyors Association of Nigeria)
— President at ILAN (Institute of Loss Adjusters of Nigeria)

Languages
— English
— Yoruba

Property, Business Interruption, Risk Surveying Nigeria Lagos

Loss Adjusting

Richard Edwards

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

UK Commercial and Domestic Property Markets including HNW, Major Loss and Fraud Investigation


LOCATION

United Kingdom


CONTACT

redwards@advantaglobal.com
+44 (0) 7375 659 430

Profile
Richard has 29 years’ experience within the Insurance Industry, including 23 years as a Loss Adjuster. He has also worked for a major insurance company, including 2 years as an Underwriter. As a Loss Adjuster, Richard has handled a variety of Commercial and Domestic Property losses including large and complex losses, HNW losses, fraud investigations and major events such as flooding in Kendal, Sheffield and Hull.

Professional Qualifications
— Diploma CILA (Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters)
— Certificate CII Claims (Chartered Insurance Institute)
— Insurance Technician (British Damage Management Association - DBMA)

Languages
— English

UK Commercial and Domestic Property Markets including HNW, Major Loss and Fraud Investigation United Kingdom London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow

Loss Adjusting
Construction

Paulo Pereira

Director


SPECIALITIES

Energy / Power Generation, Industrial All Risk, Machinery Breakdown, Liability


LOCATION

Portugal


CONTACT

ppereira@advantaglobal.com
+351 913 465 382

Profile
Paulo has over 20 years’ experience working in the insurance sector as a loss adjuster. Before joining Advanta in 2005, he held a number of directorial positions with leading claims management companies. Paulo’s specialities include industrial all risks, machinery breakdown and energy.

Professional Qualifications
— BSc Eng (Elec)

Languages
— Portuguese
— Spanish
— Fluent in English

Energy / Power Generation, Industrial All Risk, Machinery Breakdown, Liability Portugal Porto

Loss Adjusting

Offiasi Mandizvidza

Director


SPECIALITIES

Fire, Engineering, Business Interruption, Liability, Marine Industry, Fidelity Guarantee


LOCATION

Mozambique


CONTACT

mozambique@advantaglobal.com
+258 826499368
+258 847566055

Profile
Offiasi has over 10 years’ experience working as a loss adjuster and risk engineer in the insurance and reinsurance industry in Zimbabwe and Zambia. He is also a former Chairman of the Technical, Education and Development Sub-Committee of Zimbabwe Institute of Loss Adjusters. Over the course of his career, Offiasi has specialised in fire, engineering, marine, fidelity guarantee, liability and business interruption claims.

Professional Qualifications
— BTech (Hons) Production Engineering
— Certificate of Proficiency: Short Term Insurance (IIZ - Insurance Institute of Zimbabwe)
— Affiliate Member of the Zimbabwe Institution of Engineers

Languages
— English
— Shona
— Conversant in Portuguese, Ndebele and Nyanja

Fire, Engineering, Business Interruption, Liability, Marine Industry, Fidelity Guarantee Mozambique Maputo

Loss Adjusting

Mohamed Hasan

General Loss Adjuster / Surveyor


SPECIALITIES

Property, Commercial and Marine Cargo


LOCATION

Bahrain


CONTACT

mohamed.hasan@gilabh.com
+973 17 253366
+973 66999091

Profile
Mohamed is a Loss Adjuster with over 10 years’ experience. Throughout his career he specialized in Property and Commercial losses. He has also experience in Cargo, Hotel, and Vehicles valuation claims. Mohamed also gained relevant experience in dealing with Risk Survey.

Professional Qualifications
— Bachelor of Science in Business Informatics University of Technology Bahrain (B.S.BI)

Languages
— Arabic
— English

Property, Commercial and Marine Cargo Bahrain Al Seef

Loss Adjusting
Marine

Mirza Khalid Baig

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Power and Energy


LOCATION

Pakistan


CONTACT

pakistan@advantaglobal.com
+ 92 310 433 7413
+ 92 300 840 9130

Profile
Mirza is a Mechanical Engineer known for his remarkable contributions to Pakistan's engineering landscape. With extensive expertise acquired working for multinational companies, he has significantly impacted engineering practices in the country. He has successfully overseen diverse local and international projects for civil contractors, specializing in Turbines, Windmills, and the broader Power and Energy Sector. His proficiency extends to the manufacturing of pressure-built vessels, LPG bowsers, tanks, bottling plants, and various industrial components, showcasing his comprehensive understanding of mechanical engineering principles. Mirza has enriched his expertise through training programs in leading industrial nations like the United States, Holland, Germany, Canada, and China, integrating global best practices into his work

Professional Qualifications
— BSc in Mechanical Engineering (University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar)

Languages
— English
— Urdu

Power and Energy Pakistan Lahore

Loss Adjusting
Energy

Victor Viqueira

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Property, CAR/EAR, Business Interruption, CAT, Petrochemicals, All Industrial Risks


LOCATION

United States


CONTACT

vviqueira@advantaglobal.com
+1 305 582 6759
+1 786 369 5151

Profile
Victor has over 40 years of experience, specializing in loss adjustment for major insurers and reinsurers while working for leading claims management companies. He is widely recognized for his expertise in handling intricate and wide-ranging claims across various industries. Victor's specialties include Property, Machinery Breakdown, CAR/EAR and Business Interruption. He also possesses extensive experience in managing claims pertaining to Petrochemicals, and All Industrial Risks. His proven track record also extends to handling CAT cases throughout the Caribbean, Central, and South America, coupled with a strong proficiency in environmental claims. Beyond claims adjustment, Victor has applied his Mechanical Engineering expertise in various engineering firms, both as an integral team member and an external consultant. Additionally, for the past 30 years, Victor has served as a Mechanical Engineering Professor at the Central University of Venezuela.

Professional Qualifications
— Mechanical Engineer (Universidad Central de Venezuela)
— Licensed Loss Adjuster in Florida, Puerto Rico and Venezuela
— Mechanical Engineer registered in Venezuelan Engineer’s Association (CIV)
— Professor at the Central University of Venezuela

Languages
— English
— Spanish
— Portuguese

Property, CAR/EAR, Business Interruption, CAT, Petrochemicals, All Industrial Risks United States Miami, Houston

Loss Adjusting

Zerzinho Croes

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Personal Injury


LOCATION

Aruba


CONTACT

zcroes@advantaglobal.com
+297 569 78 76
+297 585 72 70

Profile
Zerzinho is a Loss Adjuster with more than 4 years’ experience within the insurance industry. He specializes in personal injury claims in Aruba and The Netherlands. Building on his financial management qualification he undertook several CPD courses to deepen his industry knowledge and skillset. At Advanta, Zerzinho supports the growth and development of the liability division in the Dutch Caribbean.

Professional Qualifications
— Bachelor in Financial Services Management (Rotterdam University of Applied Science)
— Bachelor in Business Economics (Amsterdam University of Applied Science)
— WFT - Basis Financiële Dienstverlening & WFT - Schadeverzekering particulier (The Netherlands)

Languages
— Papiamento
— Dutch
— English
— Spanish

Personal Injury Aruba Oranjestad

Loss Adjusting
Specialist Liabilities

Pooba Mahalingam

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Oil and Gas (Onshore), Construction, Power, Risk Engineering


LOCATION

Singapore


CONTACT

pmahalingam@advantaglobal.com
+65 (0) 8198 3701

Profile
Pooba brings over 30 years of engineering experience to the risk and insurance arena, specialising in Construction, Engineering, Property (including Oil and Gas installation - onshore), Power (generation and transmission), and Risk Management. With a robust career path, Pooba managed technical and complex risks and reinsurance business for an Insurance company and led the Construction, Power and Engineering team for a claims management company, both in Singapore. As a manager in Kuala Lumpur, he oversaw mega project risk management, handling large construction risks and expanding his international exposure to Brunei, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, and Thailand. With CAT experience from managing the challenges of the Christchurch earthquake in 2011 (NZ), Pooba actively contributes to regional and international technical workshops, seminars, and conferences, while also conducting training and coaching sessions in various Asian cities. He also undertakes property risk surveys and provides risk consultancy services to various clients in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and across Asia, Middle East, and Africa. He is also an expert witness in insurance disputes at the Courts and arbitration matters.

Professional Qualifications
— Bachelor of Engineering (Hons),
— Professional Engineer (BEM)
— AICLA (Australasian Institute of Chartered Loss Adjusters)
— Certified Trainer (ACTA - Singapore)
— Registered Trainer (HRDF - Malaysia)

Languages
— English
— Bahasa
— Indonesian

Oil and Gas (Onshore), Construction, Power, Risk Engineering Singapore Singapore

Loss Adjusting
Construction
Energy

Tomas Fourcade

Director


SPECIALITIES

Property, Energy, Construction, Business Interruption


LOCATION

Argentina


CONTACT

tfourcade@advantaglobal.com
tfourcade@advantaglobal.com
+54 9 11 418 015 06
+54 (11) 4545 3139

Profile
Tomas has over 20 years of experience as a loss adjuster, engineer and risk analyst working in Latin America, Europe and the United States. He is often invited to speak at various international conferences and has also conducted seminars and workshops aimed at insurance professionals. His specialities include property, energy, construction and BI related claims. In addition to overseeing our Argentina office, Tomas coordinates efforts and provides our associates and offices in the Southern Cone with valuable support.

Professional Qualifications
— MBA (IAE - Business School, Universidad Austral)
— BSc Eng (Industrial)
— SSN (Argentina National Insurance Commission-Registered Loss Adjuster)
— AIRM Certificate (ALARYS International Risk Management)
— NFPA (National Fire Protection Association - Certified Fire Protection Specialist)
— Director of AALPS (Argentinean Association of Loss Adjusters and Surveyors)
— Professional Course in Offshore Operations (Rig School, Texas)

Languages
— English
— Spanish

Property, Energy, Construction, Business Interruption Argentina Buenos Aires

Loss Adjusting
Construction
Energy

Boniface M. Nzinga

Managing Director


SPECIALITIES

Property, Business Interruption, Fidelity Guarantee


LOCATION

Kenya


CONTACT

bnzinga@advantaglobal.com
+254 722 301 944
+254 202 101 031 / 5

Profile
Boniface has over 25 years’ experience in the insurance industry. After graduating in 1993, he joined Secupark Ltd where he trained as an Investigator/Loss Adjuster. Boniface later moved to GAB Robins, initially as a Marine Surveyor and subsequently returned to Loss Adjusting in 1996. He is now a Director at the Nairobi Office.

Professional Qualifications
— Executive Master’s in Business Administration - EMBA (Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology)
— Bachelor of Commerce, Insurance (Nairobi University)
— ACII (Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of UK)
— ACI.Arb (Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators)
— ACILA (Associate of the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters)

Languages
— English
— Swahili

Property, Business Interruption, Fidelity Guarantee Kenya Nairobi

Loss Adjusting

Sham Jacob

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Marine Cargo, Project Cargo, Hull & Machinery, P&I Club Claims, Pleasure Crafts, Bulk Cargo Inspections, Freight Forwarders Liability, Hauliers Liability, Risk Surveying for Marine Based Infrastructure, Engineering and Plant and Machinery


LOCATION

UAE


CONTACT

shamj@advanaglobal.com
+971 (50) 456 2623

Profile
Sham is a qualified Engineer with more than 25 years’ experience in Marine Insurance and Loss Adjusting. He has held senior positions in UK and Middle East based loss adjusting practices, along with management roles in big companies. Sham has been part of the Dubai office for the past four and half years, where he has handled Marine Hull, Pleasure Crafts, Freight Forwarders Liabilities and Marine Cargo claims amongst others. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration and is a well-known and respected professional in the insurance market in the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent.

Professional Qualifications
— BE (Bachelor of Technology in Engineering)
— MBA (Masters in Business Administration, specialised in Insurance)
— Licensed Surveyor and Loss Assessor
— Lloyds Agency CCSP Stage 1 and 2
— Life Member of Insurance Institute of India
— CII (Member of the Chartered Insurance Institute)

Languages
— English
— Hindi
— Malayalam
— Urdu
— Telugu

Marine Cargo, Project Cargo, Hull & Machinery, P&I Club Claims, Pleasure Crafts, Bulk Cargo Inspections, Freight Forwarders Liability, Hauliers Liability, Risk Surveying for Marine Based Infrastructure, Engineering and Plant and Machinery UAE Dubai, Abu Dhabi

Loss Adjusting
Marine

Obi Alhelou

Country Manager


SPECIALITIES

Large Commercial Losses; Large & Complex Engineering Losses (CAR); EAR; Property, Construction & Machinery; Large Commercial Liability Losses; Financial Institution & Specie Market Claims; Fine Art, Cyber Losses; Marine Claims (Inland and Ocean)


LOCATION

Qatar


CONTACT

oalhelou@advantaglobal.com
+971 (56) 549 4791

Profile
Obi has nearly three decades of experience in the loss adjusting field working for international markets. Throughout his career, he has dealt with large and complex Commercial & Industrial property losses, CAR (Builder’s Risk) and EAR (Erection Risks), amongst other business lines. Obi began his adjusting career at an early age and has a successful professional path, having worked for leading claims management firms on assignments in America, Africa, the Middle East and the United Kingdom. Before joining Advanta, Obi held the position of Head Office Large & Complex Claims Specialist for EBI and Energy at a leading insurance company for their Canadian operation. At Advanta, he leads the Abu Dhabi office to continue our brand positioning in the Middle East.

Professional Qualifications
— Mechanical Background (Damascus University, Syria)
— Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP, Insurance Institute of Canada)
— Certificate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (Cert CII)

Languages
— English, Arabic

Large Commercial Losses; Large & Complex Engineering Losses (CAR); EAR; Property, Construction & Machinery; Large Commercial Liability Losses; Financial Institution & Specie Market Claims; Fine Art, Cyber Losses; Marine Claims (Inland and Ocean) Qatar Doha

Loss Adjusting

Adil Belhail

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Information Security, Cybersecurity, Network Security, IP Networks, Penetration testing, Intrusion Analysis, Incident Response, Digital Forensics, Cybersecurity Operations Management


LOCATION

Morocco


CONTACT

abelhail@advantaglobal.com
+212 (0) 668 10 89 10
+212 (0) 522 22 20 48

Profile
Adil has more than 10 years of experience in the field of IT and telecommunications networks in the service of the Belgian army. He worked as a CIS weapon system specialist and then as an IT infrastructure auditor, and notably for the Belgian Ministry of Defence and NATO as an expert in security and telecommunications networks. In addition, Adil has undergone technical professional military training in the field of CIS information and communication weapon systems in Belgium.

Professional Qualifications
— Bachelor in Computer Science and Telecommunication Network Systems (ITSCM, Brussels)
— Technical professional military training in the field of information and communication weapon systems CIS Belgium
— Special academic military training at the rank of elite non-commissioned officer of the Royal Military School of the Belgian army

Languages
— Arabic
— French
— English

Information Security, Cybersecurity, Network Security, IP Networks, Penetration testing, Intrusion Analysis, Incident Response, Digital Forensics, Cybersecurity Operations Management Morocco Casablanca

Loss Adjusting

Julian Mateo

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Aeronautical Engineering, Art Restoration, Transportation, Liability


LOCATION

Spain


CONTACT

spain@advantaglobal.com
+34 654 53 64 34

Profile
Julian has over 20 years’ experience as a loss adjuster dealing with technical and transportation claims. During his career, he has also specialised in aeronautical engineering, art restoration and liability losses.

Professional Qualifications
— BSc Eng (Aeronautical) with specialisation in Aircraft Manufacturing (UPM - Technical University of Madrid)
— BA Fine Arts with specialisation in Art Restoration (Universidad Complutense de Madrid),
— FUEDI - ELAE (European Federation of Loss Adjusting Experts)
— Chartered Loss Adjuster (APCAS - Spanish Association of Loss Adjusters and Surveyors)

Languages
— Spanish
— Conversant in English
— Conversant in French

Aeronautical Engineering, Art Restoration, Transportation, Liability Spain Madrid

Loss Adjusting

Pavel Sidora

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Property, Construction


LOCATION

Czech Republic


CONTACT

czechrepublic@advantaglobal.com
+420 731 531 866

Profile
Pavel has over 15 years’ experience as a construction manager. Over the course of his career, he has supervised the construction of numerous buildings including public, residential and industrial projects. Pavel has also worked as a project manager responsible for the coordination of subcontractors, cash-flow, invoicing and quality control and compliance at construction sites. His major projects include the reconstruction of a castle in Strážnice, a synagogue in Mikulov and a sewage disposal plant.

Professional Qualifications
— Construction Management, (Czech Technical University)

Languages
— Czech
— Fluent in English

Property, Construction Czech Republic Prague

Loss Adjusting

Jose Luis Pinzon

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Civil Liability


LOCATION

Colombia


CONTACT

jpinzon@advantaglobal.com
+57 320 823 70 53
+57 (1) 746 76 52

Profile
José Luis is a professional with five years’ experience in the legal sector. Before joining Advanta, he worked as a Legal Analyst for a number of companies, proving legal support to daily operations. He is currently studying towards a Law degree at the Universidad Católica de Colombia, where he has also contributed as a research assistant. José Luis joins Advanta to support the local team in the handling of claims related to Civil Liability and Material Damage.

Professional Qualifications
— Law Degree (Universidad Católica de Colombia, in progress)

Languages
— Spanish
— English

Civil Liability Colombia Bogota

Loss Adjusting
Specialist Liabilities

Gisela Castillo

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

General and Technical Lines: Fire, Theft, Electronic Equipment, Machinery Breakdown, Equipment and Machinery, All Risk Construction, Business Interruption, Fidelity, Financial Risks and Liability


LOCATION

Ecuador


CONTACT

gcastillo@advantaglobal.com
+ 593 (9) 98236352
+ 593 (2) 2464-305 / 2461-621

Profile
Gisela is a Senior Adjuster with over 15 years’ experience within the insurance sector. She began her professional career as an Account Executive, working for several brokers dealing with a variety of clients. Currently, Gisela specialises in claims related to General and Technical Lines, including the management of relevant accounts in Ecuador.

Professional Qualifications
— Diploma in Commerce and Administration (U.E. San Francisco de Sales)
— Diploma in Liabilities (AIG Insurance)
— Processes Administration and BPMN Tools Management (CEC – Escuela Politécnica Nacional)
— Certifications and Seminars – General and Technical Lines (Asertec S.A.)
— Business Interruption Course (FITSE)
— All Risk Construction and Assembly Course (Instituto de Prácticas Bancarias y Financieras – IPBF)
— Customer Services courses

Languages
— Spanish
— English

General and Technical Lines: Fire, Theft, Electronic Equipment, Machinery Breakdown, Equipment and Machinery, All Risk Construction, Business Interruption, Fidelity, Financial Risks and Liability Ecuador Quito

Loss Adjusting

Hasan Ali Abbas

Loss Adjuster / Marine Surveyor


SPECIALITIES

Property, Marine, Cargo


LOCATION

UAE
Saudi Arabia


CONTACT

habbas@advantaglobal.com
+971 (50) 368 1845

Profile
Hasan has more than five years’ experience as a Loss Adjuster and Cargo Surveyor. During his career he has been responsible for conducting detailed surveys of all types of cargo alongside property and non-marine surveys, working efficiently and constructively in cooperation with Technical and Operational teams. Hasan is currently undertaking the CILA exams to broaden his professional qualifications in the field.

Professional Qualifications
— BEng in Marine Engineering (AMET University)
— Insurance Foundation Certificate (The Institute of Finance Saudi Arabia)
— Cert CII
— Member of Saudi Council of Engineers, Saudi Arabia

Languages
— English
— Urdu
— Hindi
— Tamil
— Conversant with Arabic
— Conversant with Persian

Property, Marine, Cargo UAE Dubai, Abu Dhabi Saudi Arabia
Jeddah
Loss Adjusting
Marine

Solange Gustavo

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Property


LOCATION

Angola


CONTACT

angola@advantaglobal.com

Profile
Solange is an environmental engineer certified by the Independent University of Angola. Her professional career has grown working in several environmental companies, with experience in impact studies within the same area. As a result, she gained considerable experience, which allowed her entering the insurance business where she has handled mainly property claims.

Professional Qualifications
— Environmental Engineer (Independent University of Angola)

Languages
— English
— Portuguese

Property Angola Luanda

Loss Adjusting

Hasan Alsamaheeji

Director


SPECIALITIES

Property damage, Business interruption, CAR and EAR, Liability


LOCATION

Bahrain


CONTACT

hasan.samaheeji@gilabh.com
+973 39688522, +973 39689191
+973 17253366

Profile
Hasan is a Chartered Loss Adjuster with 40 years of experience in the loss adjusting field. He began his loss adjusting career in 1983 and possesses extensive international experience, having resided in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait, with additional assignments in the wider region, including North Africa. Throughout his career, Hasan has held key positions, including Branch Manager of the Western Province operation in Saudi Arabia and Director and Board Member of the Bahrain office for an international adjusting firm. Subsequently, he served as Managing Director for another prestigious adjusting firm before joining GILA in 2022 as its Regional Executive General Adjuster. Hasan specializes in property damage and business interruption claims, encompassing a wide range of insurance claims, such as Marine, CAR (Construction All Risks), EAR (Erection All Risks), Liability, Fire, Theft, Fidelity losses, as well as Valuations and Pre-Risk Surveys.

Professional Qualifications
— Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters (CILA)
— Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)
— National Association of Independent Insurance Adjusters (NAIIA)
— International Institute of Loss Adjusters (IILA)
— Canadian Independent Adjusters' Association (CIAA)
— International Federation of Adjusting Associations (IFAA)
— Expert in Bahrain Court for Insurance Cases since 2001

Languages
— Arabic
— English

Property damage, Business interruption, CAR and EAR, Liability Bahrain Al Seef

Loss Adjusting
Construction
Marine
Specialist Liabilities

Ahmad Aziz Baig

Loss Adjuster / Surveyor


SPECIALITIES

Surveys, CAR, EAR, Machinery Breakdown


LOCATION

Saudi Arabia


CONTACT

saudiarabia@advantaglobal.com

Profile
Ahmad is a qualified Engineer with more than 10 years’ experience in Surveying and Loss Adjusting. Throughout his career, Ahmad has undertaken numerous risk surveys, inspections and handled a wide range of engineering losses including: CAR, EAR, CPM or Machinery Breakdown. Ahmad has experience working for both local and international insurance markets.

Professional Qualifications
— BTech (Hons) with specialisation in Mechanical Production
— Diploma of Associate Engineer (DAE) with specialisation in Mechanical Engineering
— IFCE (Insurance Foundation Certificate Exam)

Languages
— Arabic
— English

Surveys, CAR, EAR, Machinery Breakdown Saudi Arabia Riyadh

Loss Adjusting

Raul Alvarado

Director and General Manager


SPECIALITIES

Property, Construction, Industrial - All Risk, Machinery Breakdown


LOCATION

Panama


CONTACT

panama@advantaglobal.com
+507 667 740 11
+507 314 4334 / +507 211 2122

Profile
Raul has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry in Panama, operating in all of its technical fields. During the course of his career he has held various positions in the claims department of key insurance companies. He is currently the Director and General Manager of IBS Plus Adjusters in Panama, diligently and efficiently handling Construction, Machinery, Fire, and Property claims.

Professional Qualifications
— BEng Civil with a minor in Construction Management (Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá)

Languages
— English
— Spanish

Property, Construction, Industrial - All Risk, Machinery Breakdown Panama Panama City

Loss Adjusting

Dider Cespedes Vargas

Loss Adjuster / Industrial Engineer


SPECIALITIES

Property, Civil Liability


LOCATION

Colombia


CONTACT

dcespedes@advantaglobal.com
+57 (1) 319 316 2779
+57 (1) 746 7652

Profile
Didier is an industrial engineer with 11 years of professional experience in the insurance sector, with a diverse background across various roles within local insurance firms. Throughout his career, he has successfully managed claims spanning Material Damage, Engineering, Civil Liability (including D&O, PLO) and Transport. At Advanta Colombia, Didier leads and coordinates the adjusters' team, demonstrating strong leadership and proficiency in his field.

Professional Qualifications
— Industrial Engineer (Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia)
— Risk Management Technician (SENA)

Languages
— Spanish

Property, Civil Liability Colombia Bogota

Loss Adjusting

Bruno Perrot

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Veterinary Practice, Agri-Food, Food Safety, Environment – Pollution, Financial Losses


LOCATION

France


CONTACT

france@advantaglobal.com

Profile
Bruno has been working as a veterinary expert within CPA Experts for more than 20 years, and he became the Chairman and CEO in 2016. Bruno began his career in veterinary practices before joining the Union of Agricultural Cooperatives of Normandy (UCANOR). While working there, and owing to his professional experience as a veterinarian / consultant specialising in poultry and rabbit breeding, Bruno became head of the poultry and rabbit breeding department as well as the monogastric department (pigs, rabbits, poultry). Bruno later joined the Verschoore expertise firm in Rouen where he worked as an expert for insurance companies.

Professional Qualifications
— Veterinarian doctor (National Veterinary School of Alfort)
— Higher courses of poultry farming (INA - Paris)

Languages
— French
— Working knowledge of English

Veterinary Practice, Agri-Food, Food Safety, Environment – Pollution, Financial Losses France Paris

Loss Adjusting

Eddy Mbarak

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Residential and Commercial Construction, Project Management


LOCATION

UAE
Lebanon


CONTACT

embarak@advantaglobal.com
+971 (50) 554 1460

Profile
Eddy is a Civil Engineer specialised in Structure & Enterprise Managing. He has 5 years’ experience dealing with engineering projects and has worked in companies in Lebanon and Nigeria. His specialties include project management and cost estimation.

Professional Qualifications
— BEng in Civil Engineering Structure & Enterprise managing (Universite Saint-Joseph)

Languages
— English

Residential and Commercial Construction, Project Management UAE Dubai, Abu Dhabi Lebanon
Beirut
Loss Adjusting

Karim Bennani Smires

Junior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Marine / Cargo Surveys, Commercial losses, small sized industrial risks


LOCATION

Morocco


CONTACT

kbennanismires@advantaglobal.com
+212 (0) 661 43 87 14
+212 (0) 522 22 20 48

Profile
Karim is a junior professional with a background in the insurance sector, having previously worked with a major insurance company in Morocco and an international broking company. He has experience in assisting new clients and has also worked in the Real Estate sector. With a degree in international Commerce, Karim joins ADVANTA Morocco to further his career in the adjusting profession, adding value to the team with his diverse skill set and industry experience.

Professional Qualifications
— Degree in International Commerce (International University of Casablanca, Morocco)
— Master’s in Human Resources (ENCG, Morocco)

Languages
— French
— Arabic
— English

Marine / Cargo Surveys, Commercial losses, small sized industrial risks Morocco Casablanca

Loss Adjusting

John Stapleton

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Property, CAR / EAR, Subsidence, Fire, Liability


LOCATION

United Kingdom


CONTACT

jstapleton@advantaglobal.com
+44 (0) 7710 917 506

Profile
John has 25 years’ experience working as a loss adjuster for the UK’s leading claims management companies. Throughout his career, he has acquired a thorough practical knowledge of handling commercial losses. John’s specialities include claims related to CAR / EAR, property, fire and liability.

Professional Qualifications
— Dip CII (Chartered Insurance Institute - Member of Claims and Underwriting Faculty)

Languages
— English

Property, CAR / EAR, Subsidence, Fire, Liability United Kingdom London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow

Loss Adjusting
Construction

Ruzena Karlubik

Manager - Forensic Accounting


SPECIALITIES

Business Interruption, Property, Liability


LOCATION

Global reach
United Kingdom


CONTACT

rkarlubik@advantaglobal.com
+44 (0) 787 269 3240

Profile
Ruzena has over 10 years’ experience in forensic accounting specialising in delay in start-up, business interruption, contingent business interruption, third party liability, property and liability claims. Ruzena has a worldwide experience across a wide variety of industries including Power Generation, Cogeneration, Construction, Mining, Chemical, Oil&Gas, Paper Production, Automotive, Steel Manufacturing, Recycling, Hospitality, Retail, Food and Beverage and others.

Professional Qualifications
— MA Advanced Finance (IE Business School, Spain)
— MA Financial Management (Comenius University, Slovakia)
— Chartered Certified Accountant - ACCA

Languages
— English
— Spanish
— Slovak
— Czech
— Working knowledge of German

Business Interruption, Property, Liability Global reach Forensic Accounting United Kingdom
London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow
Forensic Accounting

Alena Tomkova

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Liability


LOCATION

Czech Republic


CONTACT

czechrepublic@advantaglobal.com
+420 733 627 294

Profile
Alena is in charge of all liability loss adjusting work at Contin Ltd. She is responsible for the methodological training of the team and conducts the investigation of claims. She has exceptional organisational skills, a strong sense of teamwork and is very empathetic. In February 2015, Alena passed the mediator exam at the Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic.

Professional Qualifications
— PhD in Law (Charles University, Prague)
— Masters in Law (Charles University, Prague)

Languages
— Czech
— Fluent in English
— Fluent in German
— Fluent in Spanish
— Fluent in French

Liability Czech Republic Prague

Loss Adjusting

Jasper Mandizvidza

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Property, Risk Surveying, Agriculture, Farming, Fidelity Guarantee, Business Interruption, Goods Transportation, Marine Industry


LOCATION

Zimbabwe


CONTACT

zimbabwe@advantaglobal.com
+263 773 044 375
+263 4 331 131

Profile
Jasper has more than 7 years’ experience working in the agricultural and finance industry, including 4 years as a loss adjuster and risk surveyor. During his career, he has been involved in various property, marine and business interruption claims. In addition, Jasper also specialises in fidelity guarantee and goods transportation, as well as risk surveying.

Professional Qualifications
— BSc (Hons) Agricultural Economics
— Cert Marketing
— Cert Insurance

Languages
— English
— Shona

Property, Risk Surveying, Agriculture, Farming, Fidelity Guarantee, Business Interruption, Goods Transportation, Marine Industry Zimbabwe Harare

Loss Adjusting

Mark Shneier

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Employers, Public and Products Liability claims, latterly specialising in liability within the construction sector, Professional Indemnity claims, Contract Disputes, Party Wall claims, Non-Negligent Liability (JCT Clause 6.5.1 / 21.2.1), Rip and Tear claims, Product Efficacy, Medical Negligence, Multi-jurisdictional Liability disputes, Engineering and Infrastructure claims


LOCATION

United Kingdom


CONTACT

mshneier@advantaglobal.com
+44 (0) 798 532 2461

Profile
After commencing a career in Insurance within the then Sun Alliance's Professional Indemnity underwriting team, Mark switched to claims and especially third-party liability claims where he has specialised for 35 years. Mark has experience in many facets of liability matters from cross border multi jurisdiction disputes to a test case in the Court of Appeal. Mark has been a loss adjuster for over 30 years, developing a thorough knowledge and understanding of standard and bespoke policy wordings.

Professional Qualifications
— BA (Hons) in Philosophy, Sociology & Psychology
— ACII (Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute)
— Chartered Insurance Practitioner

Languages
— English
— Afrikaans

Employers, Public and Products Liability claims, latterly specialising in liability within the construction sector, Professional Indemnity claims, Contract Disputes, Party Wall claims, Non-Negligent Liability (JCT Clause 6.5.1 / 21.2.1), Rip and Tear claims, Product Efficacy, Medical Negligence, Multi-jurisdictional Liability disputes, Engineering and Infrastructure claims United Kingdom London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow

Loss Adjusting
Specialist Liabilities

Ricardo Rivero

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Property, Machinery Breakdown


LOCATION

Mexico


CONTACT

rrivero@advantaglobal.com
+52 55 6081 3781
+52 55 5463 4341

Profile
Ricardo brings more than twenty years of experience as a Mechanical Engineer and loss adjuster in the insurance sector. His extensive career spans various accounts within the private and government sectors. Beyond his local expertise, Ricardo has also managed claims across Central America, including in Panama, Honduras, Guatemala, and Nicaragua, particularly focusing on Property and Energy claims. With a specialization in Property and Machinery Breakdown, Ricardo offers valuable insights and solutions in these areas.

Professional Qualifications
— Mechanical Engineering Degree, specialised in Mechanical Design (Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Ciudad De Mexico

Languages
— Spanish
— English

Property, Machinery Breakdown Mexico Mexico City

Loss Adjusting

Peters Akinmolayan

Chartered Surveyor


SPECIALITIES

Construction, Regeneration, Project Management


LOCATION

Global reach


CONTACT

pakinmolayan@advantaglobal.com
+44 (0) 784 014 4162
+234 803 845 9898

Profile
Peters is a highly experienced Quantity Surveyor and Project Manager, having overseen many high quality residential and commercial projects. Over the course of his career, Peters has held a number of senior positions of responsibility in London and gained extensive expert experience across a variety of sectors including: social housing, education, regeneration, residential, commercial development and highways. He acquired his Loss Adjusting experience while working at a global construction consultancy, providing him with a considered approach to disputes.

Professional Qualifications
— BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying
— PG Diploma in Building Management
— MSc in Construction Management
— Chartered Environmentalist
— FQSi
— MNIQS (Nigeria)
— RQS
— FCIOB
— FRICS (Nigeria)

Languages
— English
— Yoruba

Construction, Regeneration, Project Management Global reach Quantity Surveying

Quantity Surveying

Rayan Almogbel

Senior Surveyor


SPECIALITIES

Risk Engineering, Machinery Breakdown, Fire and Business Interruption claims.


LOCATION

Saudi Arabia


CONTACT

saudiarabia@advantaglobal.com

Profile
Rayan is the General Manager of SISLA. Before joining SISLA, he performed the role of Regional Risk Engineer at Al Sagr Cooperative Insurance Co for 5 years and as a Risk & Loss Prevention Engineer for Chubb for another 3 years undertaking Risk Assessments and audit inspections. Rayan has experience in Machinery Breakdown, Fire and Business Interruption claims.

Professional Qualifications
— BA in Industrial Systems Engineering (King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals – KFUPM)
— IFCE (Insurance Foundation Certificate Exam)
— NEBOSH IGC certificate

Languages
— Arabic — English

Risk Engineering, Machinery Breakdown, Fire and Business Interruption claims. Saudi Arabia Riyadh

Loss Adjusting

Jean Paul Geoffroy

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Engineering, Property, Catastrophic Events


LOCATION

El Salvador


CONTACT

elsalvador@advantaglobal.com
+503 7469 1541
+503 2279 4264

Profile
Jean Paul has over 15 years’ experience in the construction industry in El Salvador and Central America working on various projects related to equipment distribution, manufacturing of mezzanine joists and prefabricated houses. He specialises in engineering, catastrophic events and property claims.

Professional Qualifications
— BSc Eng (Civil) (Universidad Albert Einstein, El Salvador)
— Member of the Salvadoran Association of Engineers and Architects (ASIA)

Languages
— Spanish
— English

Engineering, Property, Catastrophic Events El Salvador San Salvador

Loss Adjusting

Joon-Hyuk Youn

Representative Director


SPECIALITIES

Property, Construction, Product Liability, CGL


LOCATION

Korea


CONTACT

korea@advantaglobal.com
+82 (0)2 736 2355

Profile
Joon-Hyuk started his career at the insurance company of Hanwha in 1987 and has diverse experiences in both Marine and Non-Marine claims as the licensed loss and average adjuster handling various claims related to marine and liability, including E/L, R/L, P/L. before joining SCAC as the representative director.

Professional Qualifications
— BA Spanish Literature & Language
— Licensed Average Adjuster in Marine Claims
— Licensed Fire and Casualty Loss Adjuster

Languages
— Korean
— English
— Spanish

Property, Construction, Product Liability, CGL Korea Seoul

Loss Adjusting

Amanda D’Mello

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Loss Adjusting, Management, Accounting


LOCATION

United Kingdom


CONTACT

admello@advantaglobal.com
+44 (0) 7507 426 699

Profile
Amanda has over 16 years’ experience in finance and operations in the Middle East and the UK. At Advanta, she has progressed from an administration role to Loss Adjusting and is currently working in our Energy Division, assisting on a variety of energy related insurance losses. Amanda has worked over five years handling claims in a variety of insurance areas such as Marine, Commercial Property, Fire and Perils, Business Interruption and Machinery Breakdown, among others. Amanda is currently pursuing further CII/CILA qualifications.

Professional Qualifications
— BCom (Bachelor of Commerce)
— Cert. CILA (Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters)

Languages
— English
— Hindi
— Basic Arabic

Loss Adjusting, Management, Accounting United Kingdom London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow

Loss Adjusting

Irvin Seiler

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Industrial Safety, Occupational Hygiene and Environment, Risk Analysis and Evaluation, Accident Analysis and Investigation, Handling and Storage of Hazardous Substances, First Aid for Adults, Environmental Emergencies, CPR and AED, Emergency Brigades Training for Businesses, Fire Safety and Management of Fire Safety Equipment


LOCATION

Mexico


CONTACT

iseiler@advantaglobal.com
+52 55 2767 7866
+52 55 6585 1470

Profile
Irvin has over ten years’ professional experience in the areas of industrial safety, hygiene and environment. During his carrier in the field of industrial safety, he acquired extensive experience in the creation, implementation and monitoring of safety procedures in industrial environments, employee risk management and the implementation of health and safety regulations at workplace. Over the course of his carrier, he has also provided advisory services to companies in different fields related to transport, logistics, oil and gas, manufacturing, chemical products and construction.

Professional Qualifications
— Senior Technician in Industrial Safety (Instituto Universitario de Tecnología Antonio José de Sucre)
— Registered in INPSASEL (National Institute of Prevention
— Health and Occupational Safety of Venezuela)
— Safety and Hygiene for Supervisors (DC3)
— Training of Emergency Brigades (DC3)

Languages
— Spanish
— English

Industrial Safety, Occupational Hygiene and Environment, Risk Analysis and Evaluation, Accident Analysis and Investigation, Handling and Storage of Hazardous Substances, First Aid for Adults, Environmental Emergencies, CPR and AED, Emergency Brigades Training for Businesses, Fire Safety and Management of Fire Safety Equipment Mexico Mexico City

Loss Adjusting

Andres Artopoulos

Director - Risk Engineering


SPECIALITIES

Industrial All Risks, Power and Energy Plants, Oil, Third Party Liability


LOCATION

United Kingdom


CONTACT

aartopoulos@advantaglobal.com
+54 9 (11) 4143 4387
+54 (11) 4545 3139

Profile
Andres has over 32 years’ experience in the insurance industry as an engineer and risk analyst. He started his career as a loss adjuster in 1998 working on claims related to large infrastructure projects across Latin America. Andres has also an extensive teaching experience in delivering advanced courses to insurance professionals. He specialises in industrial all risks, power and energy claims.

Professional Qualifications
— MBA (IAE - Business School, Universidad Austral)
— PgDip Engineering with specialisation in Industrial Hygiene and Safety (Universidad de Buenos Aires)
— BSc Eng (Industrial) (Universidad de Buenos Aires)
— SSN (Argentina National Insurance Commission - Registered Loss Adjuster)

Languages
— Spanish
— Conversant in English

Industrial All Risks, Power and Energy Plants, Oil, Third Party Liability United Kingdom London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow

Risk Engineering

Carlos Ferreira

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Construction, Industrial All Risks, Machinery Breakdown, Liability


LOCATION

Portugal


CONTACT

cferreira@advantaglobal.com
+351 933 615 888

Profile
Before starting his loss adjusting career, Carlos worked as an engineer in the construction industry for more than 10 years. At Advanta, he specialises in claims related to industrial all risks, machinery breakdown, liability and construction.

Professional Qualifications
— BSc Eng (Civil)
— Chartered Engineer (Portuguese Chamber of Engineers)

Languages
— Portuguese
— Conversant in Spanish
— Conversant in English

Construction, Industrial All Risks, Machinery Breakdown, Liability Portugal Porto

Loss Adjusting

George Gough

Director – Specialist Liabilities


SPECIALITIES

Professional Indemnity, Commercial Crime, E&O, D&O and other Management Liabilities, EPL, Product Liability, Recall & Guarantee, Warranty & Indemnity and Cyber/Technology Risks


LOCATION

United Kingdom


CONTACT

ggough@advantaglobal.com
+44 (0) 7827 946 766

Profile
George has nearly 30 years of experience in the insurance industry and specialises in professional liability. He joins Advanta following a distinguished career in prestigious global loss adjusting firms. George has handled high value and complex assignments across the world and lectured at Lloyds on the management of major incidents. He also project managed the insurance market response to the Buncefield oil explosion – the largest loss in peacetime Europe. At Advanta, George will provide strategic leadership, developing our Specialist Liabilities division to deliver enhanced value to our clients.

Languages
— English

Professional Indemnity, Commercial Crime, E&O, D&O and other Management Liabilities, EPL, Product Liability, Recall & Guarantee, Warranty & Indemnity and Cyber/Technology Risks United Kingdom London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow

Loss Adjusting
Specialist Liabilities

Edwin Vera

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Construction


LOCATION

Argentina


CONTACT

evera@advantaglobal.com
+54 9 2664 709 713
+54 11 4545 3139

Profile
Edwin is a civil engineering professional embarking on his journey as a loss adjuster. Prior to joining Advanta, he served as a Project Engineer, overseeing development projects from inception to completion. His responsibilities included budgeting, calculations, and preparation of designs. Edwin was also involved in supervising construction activities and offering insights on construction systems. Excited to expand his expertise in the loss adjusting sector, Edwin joins the Advanta team in Argentina, eager to contribute his knowledge and further his career.

Professional Qualifications
— Bachelor’s degree in civil construction engineering (Universidad Politécnica Territorial de Falcón “Alonso Gamero”, Venezuela)
— Topography Assistant Certification (Universidad Politécnica Territorial de Falcón “Alonso Gamero”, Venezuela)

Languages
— Spanish
— working knowledge of English

Construction Argentina Buenos Aires

Loss Adjusting
Construction

Martin Wright

Director


SPECIALITIES

Power Generation/Distribution, Public Utilities, Renewable Energy, Petrochemical, Manufacturing, Commercial and Retail property, Builder’s Risk, Machinery Breakdown, Engineering, Transportation, General Property, Business Interruption & Extra Expense


LOCATION

United States


CONTACT

gmc@advantaglobal.com
+1 917 940 6922

Profile
Over 40 years’ experience handling property damage and business interruption insurance claims including construction, engineering, power, and general property in worldwide locations, including the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, Australasia, Caribbean, Central America and South America. A New York City resident for 15 years, Martin leads the management of major property claims. These include energy, machinery breakdown, construction, and commercial real estate in the United States.

Professional Qualifications
— Property Licensed Independent Insurance Adjuster – licensed in New York State and multi-states throughout USA
— Earthquake Certified Adjuster
— ACII (Associate Member of Chartered Insurance Institute)
— Chartered Insurance Practitioner

Languages
— English
— Spanish

Power Generation/Distribution, Public Utilities, Renewable Energy, Petrochemical, Manufacturing, Commercial and Retail property, Builder’s Risk, Machinery Breakdown, Engineering, Transportation, General Property, Business Interruption & Extra Expense United States Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, New York, Minneapolis, Tampa

Loss Adjusting

Luis Guimarães

Forensic Accountant


SPECIALITIES

All Industrial Risks, Business Interruption, Stock Reconciliation, Assets Valuation


LOCATION

Portugal
Mauritius


CONTACT

lguimaraes@advantaglobal.com
+351 962 012 703
+351 229 446 650

Profile
Luis has over 20 years’ international experience in forensic accounting and finance across a wide variety of industries, including construction, automobile aftersales services, recycling, retail, food and beverages, amongst others. Before joining Advanta, he worked six years as the CFO of a Portuguese Group with businesses in Portugal, Angola and Brazil.

Professional Qualifications
— Master in Auditing (ISCAP, Oporto Accounting and Business School)
— Bachelor in Accounting and Administration (ISCAP, Oporto Accounting and Business School)
— OCC (Chartered Accountant of the Portuguese Chamber of Chartered Accountants)

Languages
— Portuguese
— English

All Industrial Risks, Business Interruption, Stock Reconciliation, Assets Valuation Portugal Porto Mauritius
Ebene
Forensic Accounting
Loss Adjusting

George K. Macharia

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Property, Business Interruption, Fidelity Guarantee


LOCATION

Kenya


CONTACT

gmacharia@advantaglobal.com
+254 722 526 903
+254 202 101 031 / 5

Profile
George has over 30 years’ experience working in the insurance industry. He began his career as a property valuer for the Government of Kenya, providing valuations for land, buildings and assets. In 1989, George joined GAB Robins Kenya Ltd. where he trained as a Loss Adjuster, ultimately becoming a Director based at their Nairobi Office. In 1998, he founded General Adjusters Group and since then, he has been its Managing Director.

Professional Qualifications
— MSc PD in Loss Adjusting (Bournemouth University, UK)
— Degree in Economics (Nairobi University)
— Member of the Institute of Surveyors of Kenya, a Registered Valuer
— UAEVLA (Member of the Uganda Association of Engineering Valuers and Loss Assessors)
— FCII (Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute)
— ACILA (Associate of the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters)
— FCILA (Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters)
— FUEDI-ELAE (Member of the European Federation of Loss Adjusting Experts)

Languages
— English
— Swahili

Property, Business Interruption, Fidelity Guarantee Kenya Nairobi

Loss Adjusting

Leandro Nigro Malavazi

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Risk Assessment, Risk Mitigation, Fire Protection


LOCATION

Brazil


CONTACT

lmalavazi@advantaglobal.com
+55 11 9 8026-1938
+55 (11) 203 911 26

Profile
Leandro has more than 8 years’ experience handling large and complex property and liability claims. Prior to starting his career as a loss adjuster, Leandro worked as a consultant engineer for the prevention of property risks in a large reinsurer. In addition, Leandro was a consultant in explosion protection and pressure relief systems. Leandro was also previously a member of the Special Studies Commission of ABNT (Brazilian Association of Technical Standards) on explosion protection. At Advanta, Leandro works as a Senior Adjuster specialising in Risk Assessment, Risk Mitigation and Fire Protection.

Professional Qualifications
— Postgraduate Degree in Environmental Risk Insurance from ENS (Escola Nacional de Seguros)
— BSc in Mechatronic Engineering (University of São Paulo – USP)
— Certified Loss Adjuster (ENS – Escola Nacional de Seguros)

Languages
— Portuguese
— English
— Basic Spanish

Risk Assessment, Risk Mitigation, Fire Protection Brazil São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro

Loss Adjusting

Joaquin Rios

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Construction


LOCATION

Mexico


CONTACT

jrios@advantaglobal.com
+52 55 1851 3334
+52 55 5463 4341

Profile
Joaquin is a seasoned architect with more than 15 years of expertise in the Construction sector. His career highlights include the management and supervision of diverse urban development projects, ranging from construction initiatives in airports, schools, and hospitals to overseeing the construction of Mexico's Metro Line 12. Additionally, Joaquin has dedicated six years to providing valuable consultancy services, focusing on contracts and construction work management.

Professional Qualifications
— Bachelor’s degree in architecture (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana)

Languages
— Spanish
— working knowledge of English

Construction Mexico Mexico City

Loss Adjusting
Construction

Mohammed Chabane Sebki

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Civil Engineering, Civil Construction, Court Witness Expert


LOCATION

Algeria


CONTACT

msebki@advantaglobal.com
+213 770 965 055

Profile
Mohammed is a reputable Court Expert who is a member of the International Organisation of Experts, where he has served as Vice President on two occasions. He is specialized in Civil Engineering and has extensive expertise in the processing of evidence in various types of legal court disputes. Moreover, he has been involved in the assessment of damages on natural catastrophe claims as well as on claims involving industrial, agricultural and tourist sites. Mohammed has developed his expertise in court related matters and has been worked closely with governmental bodies in Algeria where he has been nominated as an expert in his field.

Professional Qualifications
— BSc Eng (Civil) (University of Tizi-Ouzou)
— Court Expert approved by the Ministry of Justice
— Member of the International Organisation of Experts - Ordinex

Languages
— French
— Fluent in Arabic
— Conversant in English

Civil Engineering, Civil Construction, Court Witness Expert Algeria Tizi-Ouzou

Loss Adjusting

Darlene Davelaar

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Personal Injury, Liability


LOCATION

Curaçao


CONTACT

ddavelaar@advantaglobal.com
+59 99 675 5800
+59 99 846 0846

Profile
Darlene has over 10 years’ experience within the legal and insurance industry across the Dutch Caribbean and The Netherlands. Throughout her career she specialized in liability and personal injury claims and possesses an extensive experience in assessment of loss events and handling claims in these areas. Her work field focuses mainly from claims related to traffic accidents, accidents in the tourism industry and general liability claims.

Professional Qualifications
— Bachelor of Laws, LLB in Liability and Personal Injury Law (Avans/Fontys (JHS) University)
— Certificate B of the Dutch Banking and Insurance Industry Association (NIBE-SVV, Dutch Institute for Banking and Insurance Professional)
— certificates for claims handling and independent loss adjusting (NIVRE, Dutch Association for Registered Adjusters)

Languages
— Dutch
— English
— Spanish
— Papiamentu

Personal Injury, Liability Curaçao Willemstad

Loss Adjusting
Specialist Liabilities

Jeff Ashman

Risk Engineer


SPECIALITIES

Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution, Heavy Industries (including steel, cement and aluminum), Food processing Plants and Mining


LOCATION

United Kingdom


CONTACT

jashman@advantaglobal.com
+44 (0) 785 250 1074

Profile
Jeff is an experienced engineer with over 20 years working as an electrical engineer and manager in the mining, electrical generation, transmission and distribution and food industry. He has undertaken numerous risk surveys and handled a wide range losses pertaining to all forms of power generation, underground and open cast mines, as well as heavy industry installations worldwide. He also undertakes failures investigations of equipment, has taken leading roles in the design, specification and commission of large engineering projects and specializes in HV, Generators and Transformers, Steam Boilers, Power and Sub-sea Cables, DC Power and Power Stations, Electrical Transmission and Distribution, Gas, Steam, Hydro-electric and Wind Turbines, Geothermal, Risk Surveys, Pre-Risk Surveys, Failure investigations, Risk Engineering Consultation and Instrumentation and Control.

Professional Qualifications
— BEng (Hon) Electrical & Power Engineering (University of Wales Institute of Science & Technology)
— Chartered Electrical Engineer
— HND Electrical and Electronic Engineering
— Mining electrical Engineers Certification
— Associate Member of the Institute Materials Minerals and Mining
— Diploma in Management Studies

Languages
— English

Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution, Heavy Industries (including steel, cement and aluminum), Food processing Plants and Mining United Kingdom London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow

Loss Adjusting
Risk Engineering
Power & Mining
Renewables

Peter Ahmadu

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Property


LOCATION

Nigeria


CONTACT

nigeria@advantaglobal.com
+234 803 561 05 32 / 805 982 53 43
+234 1 816 12 32 / 816 12 33

Profile
Peter has over 25 years’ experience in the insurance industry working as a loss adjuster and an underwriter. He mainly specialises in handling property claims.

Professional Qualifications
— Dip Insurance (Ahmadu Bello University)
— CIIN (Member of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria)
— ILAN (Member of the Institute of Loss Adjusters of Nigeria)
— RISAN (Member of the Risk Surveyors Association of Nigeria)

Languages
— English
— Yoruba
— Ebirra
— Conversant in Hausa

Property Nigeria Lagos

Loss Adjusting

Dorothée Romain

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Environment and pollution, waste, water treatment


LOCATION

France


CONTACT

france@advantaglobal.com

Profile
Dorothée is a Dr Veterinary, with more than 20 years of experience. Dorothée joined C.C.P.A DELTAVIT as a laboratory manager and later technical manager, then worked for PFIZER Animal healthcare - Pharmaceutical laboratory as a Technical Manager and Product Manager for the Bovine range. She then joined the UN / FAO - Food and Agriculture Organisation where she was in charge of fundraising for laboratories in Africa.

Professional Qualifications
— Veterrinary Diploma – Lyon’Vet School
— CES in avian pathology – Paris’ Vet School
— MBA in business Management – IAE La Sorbonne University, Paris

Languages
— French
— English
— Italian

Environment and pollution, waste, water treatment France Paris

Loss Adjusting

Pedro Puig

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Construction, Building Re-development, Third Party Liability, Accident Investigation, Fire


LOCATION

Spain


CONTACT

spain@advantaglobal.com
+34 619 104 854

Profile
Over his more than 22 years’ experience, Pedro has worked in numerous construction projects for property developers and constructors around Spain gaining valuable technical experience. Moreover, he has a wide experience as loss adjuster working for various insurers. Pedro specializes in various risks including civil liability, accident investigation and fire incidents.

Professional Qualifications
— Architect (UPM - Technical University of Madrid)
— FUEDI - ELAE (European Association of Loss Adjusting Experts)
— Judicial Expert in the Official College of Architects of Madrid

Languages
— Spanish

Construction, Building Re-development, Third Party Liability, Accident Investigation, Fire Spain Madrid

Loss Adjusting

Gustavo Rodriguez

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Construction, Property, Liability


LOCATION

United States
Puerto Rico


CONTACT

grodriguez@advantaglobal.com
+1 786 362 2058
+1 786 369 5151

Profile
Gustavo has 10 years’ experience in structural design and oil & fuel tanks MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul). Throughout his career, he worked as an engineer mainly on urban development projects, as well as on various civil construction projects being responsible for quality control of raw materials and finished products. Gustavo successfully completed the Engineering Insurance Underwriting course taught by IMIA, which is endorsed by the German Insurance Academy. Gustavo specialises in construction and energy claims and is currently coordinator of US services within the Miami office. Languages: English and Spanish.

Professional Qualifications
— BSc Eng (Civil)
— Certified Engineer (UNAICC - National Union of Architects and Construction Engineers of Cuba)
— ACA (Accredited Claims Adjuster)

Languages
— English
— Spanish

Construction, Property, Liability United States Miami, Houston Puerto Rico
Houston
San Juan
Loss Adjusting

Anirood Karthik

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Machinery Breakdown, Project Management, Engineering and Contract works Management, Material Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Finance, Vendor and Client relations and negotiations


LOCATION

UAE


CONTACT

akarthik@advantaglobal.com
+971 (0) 50 558 7709

Profile
Anirood is a Mechanical Engineer and Supply Chain Specialist with more than 8 years of experience working on challenging projects involving both engineering design work and contract supervision responsibilities. He is now applying his extensive experience in vendor management and related supply chain tasks towards Residential and Commercial construction claims. In order to bolster his abilities and expertise as a Loss Adjuster, Anirood will combine his understanding of Engineering claims management with the study of related certifications. Anirood has completed his Cert. CILA exam, and is currently studying for his DIP level Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters exams.

Professional Qualifications
— B.E in Mechanical Engineering (Anna University)
— Master of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Heriot-Watt University)
— Cert. CILA (Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters)

Languages
— English
— Tamil
— Hindi
— Malayalam

Machinery Breakdown, Project Management, Engineering and Contract works Management, Material Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Finance, Vendor and Client relations and negotiations UAE Dubai, Abu Dhabi

Loss Adjusting

Hervé Durand

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Environment and pollution, Hydrogeology


LOCATION

France


CONTACT

france@advantaglobal.com

Profile
Hervé is an Engineer Specialist in Hydrogeology and Environmental Expert with more than 30 years of experience. Hervé started his career in various major project design offices. Geophysicist project manager for Géoconsult and subsequently design engineer at CEBTP, he joined Burgeap where he became Director of the industrial department. He later joined GRS Valtech and became a project manager in the field of decontamination. In addition to his work as a loss adjuster, Hervé handles assignments in assistance to contracting authorities (decontamination/waste/asbestos) with Kaya SAS.

Professional Qualifications
— Geological Engineering Degree (University of Montreal)
— Master’s Degree in Geology (Paris VI University)

Languages
— French
— English

Environment and pollution, Hydrogeology France Paris

Loss Adjusting

Marc Godfrey

Executive Senior Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

CAR/EAR, Property, Onshore Energy, Political Violence, CAT


LOCATION

United Kingdom


CONTACT

mgodfrey@advantaglobal.com
+44 (0) 7830 073 689

Profile
Marc is a seasoned professional with over three decades of expertise. Transitioning into the insurance industry in 1998 after a sixteen-year tenure in construction, he capitalized on his comprehensive understanding of the construction domain in the UK and globally. Over the past 20 years, Marc has specialized in adjusting high-profile construction, energy and political violence claims across diverse regions, including Europe, Africa, the Middle East, North and South America, and the Caribbean. His involvement in handling CAT claims in the Caribbean, Chile and Turkey, coupled with secondments to esteemed International Chartered Loss Adjusting practices in Brazil, Mexico, and the U.S.A., underscores his global reach and extensive experience.

Professional Qualifications
— Cert CII (Chartered Insurance Institute)
—Incorporated Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (ICIOB)

Languages
— English
— Portuguese
— Spanish

CAR/EAR, Property, Onshore Energy, Political Violence, CAT United Kingdom London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow

Loss Adjusting
Energy

Se-Hyouk Yim

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Property, Construction, Product Liability, Machinery & Electronics


LOCATION

Korea


CONTACT

korea@advantaglobal.com
+82 (0)10 2718 0372
+82 (0)2 736 2355

Profile
Se-Hyouk has 17 years’ experience working in loss adjusting companies as a surveyor & adjuster handling various types of non Marine claims, i.e.. Fire & CAR, EAR, Machine Tool, Engine, Generator, Transformer’s Accidents and Product Liability claims related to Machine & Electrical Goods . He is also an ex pert in Project Cargo, Construction, Machinery, Commercial Property and Property Damage claims.

Professional Qualifications
— BSc Mechanical Engineering & Systematic Design
— Licensed Loss Adjuster
— Marine Engineer (Class 6)

Languages
— Korean
— English

Property, Construction, Product Liability, Machinery & Electronics Korea Seoul

Loss Adjusting

Yessica Vargas Diaz

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Civil Liability, Miscellaneous, Theft


LOCATION

Mexico


CONTACT

yvargas@advantaglobal.com
+52 55 1004 5384
+52 55 5463 4341

Profile
Yessica brings 20 years of extensive experience in the insurance industry. Her career commenced as a Claims Analyst at a prestigious insurer, where she dedicated 9 years. Since then, she has furthered her career by working with various companies in the insurance sector, managing cases from cradle to grave for both private and public sectors. Yessica specializes in Civil Liability, Theft, and miscellaneous claims.

Professional Qualifications
— Degree in Criminalistic (Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Ciencias Forenses (CEESACIF)
— Diploma in Insurance (CONDUSEF)
—Instructor in Claims at IMESFAC (Instituto Mexicano Educativo de Seguros y Fianzas)

Languages
— Spanish

Civil Liability, Miscellaneous, Theft Mexico Mexico City

Loss Adjusting
Specialist Liabilities

Fabio Gradoff Cortonesi

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

General Liability, Product Liability, Financial Lines, Construction Liability


LOCATION

Brazil


CONTACT

fgradoff@advantaglobal.com
+55 (11) 9 8203 7635
+55 (11) 2039 1123

Profile
Fabio has over 17 years of experience in the insurance industry in Brazil, having worked for a number of well-known insurance and loss adjusting firms. He has a unique set of claims handling skills and acquired vast experience in adjusting extremely complex claims, such as environmental damage, severe fires, explosions, engineering risks, product liability and professional liability, during the course of his professional career.

Professional Qualifications
— LLB - Bachelor of Laws (FMU - Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas de São Paulo)

Languages
— Portuguese
— English
— Spanish

General Liability, Product Liability, Financial Lines, Construction Liability Brazil São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro

Loss Adjusting

Jorge Sención

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Engineering, Construction, Project Management, Structural Design


LOCATION

Dominican Republic


CONTACT

jsencion@advantaglobal.com
+1 829 713 8483
+1 809 547 3271

Profile
Jorge has 20 years’ experience working as an Engineer and Project Manager in the construction industry for infrastructure services companies along with 8 years as a loss adjuster. During his career, he has worked on projects involving dams, roads, canals, ports as well as aqueducts in Latin America. As a Project Director he has been in charge of the following: rebuilding of the Croix de Bouquets - Fonds Parisien Highway (Haiti); improvements to PR-149 Road, Juana Díaz - Villalba (Puerto Rico); PR-10 Road - construction of bridges and new sections of road (Puerto Rico), construction of mining road of 30 km (Honduras). Jorge’s specialties include engineering and construction claims as well as evaluation of general losses including hotels and commercial buildings.

Professional Qualifications
— BSc Eng (Civil) (UASD - Autonomous University of Santo Domingo)
— Specialist in Project Management (UCSD - Santo Domingo Catholic University)
— Project Programming: CPM, ORACLE Primavera and MS Project (Professional College of Engineers and Land Surveyors of Puerto Rico)

Languages
— Spanish
— English
— Basic French

Engineering, Construction, Project Management, Structural Design Dominican Republic Santo Domingo

Loss Adjusting

Obi Alhelou

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Large Commercial Losses; Large & Complex Engineering Losses (CAR); EAR; Property, Construction & Machinery; Large Commercial Liability Losses; Financial Institution & Specie Market Claims; Fine Art, Cyber Losses; Marine Claims (Inland and Ocean)


LOCATION

Saudi Arabia


CONTACT

oalhelou@advantaglobal.com
+971 (56) 549 4791

Profile
Obi has nearly three decades of experience in the loss adjusting field working for international markets. Throughout his career, he has dealt with large and complex Commercial & Industrial property losses, CAR (Builder’s Risk) and EAR (Erection Risks), amongst other business lines. Obi began his adjusting career at an early age and has a successful professional path, having worked for leading claims management firms on assignments in America, Africa, the Middle East and the United Kingdom. Before joining Advanta, Obi held the position of Head Office Large & Complex Claims Specialist for EBI and Energy at a leading insurance company for their Canadian operation. At Advanta, he leads the Abu Dhabi office to continue our brand positioning in the Middle East.

Professional Qualifications
— Mechanical Background (Damascus University, Syria)
— Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP, Insurance Institute of Canada)
— Certificate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (Cert CII)

Languages
— English, Arabic

Large Commercial Losses; Large & Complex Engineering Losses (CAR); EAR; Property, Construction & Machinery; Large Commercial Liability Losses; Financial Institution & Specie Market Claims; Fine Art, Cyber Losses; Marine Claims (Inland and Ocean) Saudi Arabia Riyadh

Loss Adjusting

Hemina Paul-Georges

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Agriculture, Commercial Property, Forestry, Fidelity/Financial Lines, Business Interruption


LOCATION

Cameroon


CONTACT

cameroon@advantaglobal.com
+237 (0) 699 964 096
+237 (0) 655 015 634

Profile
Hemina is a Senior Loss Adjuster with over a decade of experience in the insurance industry. He specializes predominantly in business interruption and property claims as well as handling risk surveys in a wide range of industries. Hemina has over 5 years’ experience as a loss adjuster handling fidelity guarantee and financial claims. Before entering the insurance industry, he worked as an accountant for more than 10 years for an underwriting company in Cameroon.

Professional Qualifications
— MSc in Control and Quality Management (ENSAI - École Nationale Supérieure des Sciences Agro Industrielles de l’Université de Ngaoundéré)
— BSc in Process Engineering (ENSAI)
— ORDINEX (International Organization of Experts)
— Associate of AONCFC (Ordre National de Conseils Fiscaux du Cameroun)

Languages
— English
— Russian
— French

Agriculture, Commercial Property, Forestry, Fidelity/Financial Lines, Business Interruption Cameroon Douala

Loss Adjusting

David McGhie

Director


SPECIALITIES

CAR / EAR (tunnelling / underground works), CPE, Wet Risks, ALOP / DSU, Project Monitoring, Machinery Breakdown, Fire, Business Interruption, Petrochemical Risks, Risk Surveys


LOCATION

United Kingdom


CONTACT

dmcghie@advantaglobal.com
+44 (0) 7860 439 090

Profile
Throughout his long and distinguished career, David has held a number of directorial positions with leading claims management companies in Europe and Latin America. He is considered one of the leading adjusters in handling tunnelling losses. Before entering loss adjusting in 1980, David gained 12 years’ experience in construction and civil engineering in the UK, Germany and South America. He has specialised in claims related to CAR / EAR, machinery breakdown including ALOP / DSU, as well as risk surveying.

Professional Qualifications
— AA Dip (Diploma Architectural Association)
— Chartered Architect (RIBA - Royal Institute of British Architects)

Languages
— English
— German
— Spanish
— Working knowledge of Italian

CAR / EAR (tunnelling / underground works), CPE, Wet Risks, ALOP / DSU, Project Monitoring, Machinery Breakdown, Fire, Business Interruption, Petrochemical Risks, Risk Surveys United Kingdom London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow

Loss Adjusting

Stig Fredriksen

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

CAR/EAR, Property, Complex Engineering Claims, Mechanical damages


LOCATION

Denmark


CONTACT

denmark@advantaglobal.com
+45 60 61 3913

Profile
Stig has over 15 years’ experience in handling high value CAR / EAR, power, industrial all risk and property claims globally. He is a highly-experienced professional who also is capable of combining both technical skills and planning abilities and delivers projects in a timely and cost-effective manner. Stig is an expert in all aspects (technical, economic and legal) of complex construction claims. He has worked on a number of claims arising from various Copenhagen Cityringen metro projects and has extensive experience in construction claims.

Professional Qualifications
— BSc Eng (Civil Engineering)
— FUEDI - ELAE Chartered Loss Adjuster

Languages
— English
— Danish

CAR/EAR, Property, Complex Engineering Claims, Mechanical damages Denmark Copenhagen

Loss Adjusting

Ian P. Marfleet

Director


SPECIALITIES

Construction


LOCATION

Trinidad and Tobago


CONTACT

ipm@acuitascaribbean.com
+1 868 683 5545
+1 868 628 9773

Profile
Ian has a wealth of experience of 30 years in the design and construction industry working on a wide array of projects in the Caribbean region. His academic background in architecture puts him in an advantageous position when it comes to handling all types of construction claims.

Professional Qualifications
— BA Architecture
— Dip Architecture
— MTTIA (Member of the Trinidad and Tobago Institute of Architects)
— Member of PMI (Project Management Institute)
— Member of IFMA (International Facility Management Association)
— Member of DBIA (Design - Build Institute of America)

Languages
— English

Construction Trinidad and Tobago Cascade

Loss Adjusting

Titus G. Kiragu

Director


SPECIALITIES

Property, Engineering


LOCATION

Uganda


CONTACT

tkiragu@advantaglobal.com
+256 754 956 339
+256 414 668 835

Profile
Titus is an Electrical Engineer with over 10 years’ experience in the loss adjusting arena. He began his professional career in 1999 as a Loss Adjuster and Risk Surveyor, handling electrical related claims and surveys. In 2011, he joined General Adjusters and he is currently the Country Director of General Adjusters Uganda.

Professional Qualifications
— Diploma (Hons) in Electrical Engineering - Power (Kenya Polytechnic University College)

Languages
— English
— Swahili

Property, Engineering Uganda Kampala

Loss Adjusting

George Viar

CEO


SPECIALITIES

Business Interruption, ALOP / DSU, Banking, Financial Institutions


LOCATION

Global reach
Singapore
United Kingdom


CONTACT

gviar@advantaglobal.com
+44 (0) 775 378 9790
+44 (0) 207 702 4000

Profile
George is a founding member of Advanta Global Services with 20 years’ experience in financial services. Prior to becoming Managing Director and Head of Forensic Accounting at Advanta in 2003, George held senior management positions in a range of leading forensic accounting and loss adjusting firms. Over the course of his career, he has specialised in business interruption and ALOP / DSU claims. George also has extensive experience in working with the Bankers’ Blanket Bond (BBB) policies and financial institutions.

Professional Qualifications
— BA (Hons) European Business Administration (ICADE Business School)
— Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA - Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants),
— Dip Marketing (ACIM - Associate of the Chartered Institute of Marketing)

Languages
— English
— Spanish
— French
— Italian

Business Interruption, ALOP / DSU, Banking, Financial Institutions Global reach Forensic Accounting Singapore
United Kingdom
London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow
Singapore
Forensic Accounting

Atahan Yücetürk

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

CAR / EAR with ALOP / DSU, Contractor’s Plant & Equipment, Industrial All Risks, Machinery Breakdown, Energy, Property, Risk Surveys / DSU Monitoring


LOCATION

Turkey


CONTACT

turkey@advantaglobal.com
+90 (0) 532 641 19 67

Profile
Atahan has more than 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry working for various claims management companies in Turkey. Before starting his career as a loss adjuster in 1996, he worked for 5 years’ as a civil engineer in the construction industry. Throughout his professional trajectory, Atahan has specialised mainly in handling high profile CAR / EAR with ALOP / DSU and in particular tunnelling claims. Additionally, he has considerable experience in dealing with losses related to energy, property, industrial all risks and machinery breakdown as well as in risk surveying.

Professional Qualifications
— BSc Eng (Civil) (Yıldız Technical University of Istanbul)
— Member of the Turkish Loss Adjusters Association
— Member of the Turkish Chamber of Civil Engineers (TCCE)

Languages
— Turkish
— Fluent in English
— Fluent in German

CAR / EAR with ALOP / DSU, Contractor’s Plant & Equipment, Industrial All Risks, Machinery Breakdown, Energy, Property, Risk Surveys / DSU Monitoring Turkey Istanbul

Loss Adjusting

Ladislav Burian

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Engineering Risks


LOCATION

Czech Republic


CONTACT

czechrepublic@advantaglobal.com
+420 734 760 706

Profile
After leaving secondary school, Ladislav became one of the founders of Živnostenská pojišťovna Inc., which was transformed into Česká spořitelna and Kooperativa insurance company in 2000. He gained his professional experience with claims loss adjusting while working with RENOMIA Inc, where he was in charge of the VIP clients of this prominent brokerage company. In 2011 Ladislav founded CONTIN, a company which provides risk management and loss adjusting services, he undertakes its day-to-day management and operations.

Professional Qualifications
— Specialised Secondary School, Ostrava: Insurance

Languages
— Czech
— Conversant in English
— Conversant in Polish

Engineering Risks Czech Republic Prague

Loss Adjusting

John Burgaña

Forensic Accountant


SPECIALITIES

Audit, Business Interruption


LOCATION

Global reach


CONTACT

jburgana@advantaglobal.com
+36 670 235 043

Profile
John started his auditing and accounting career in 2012 at one of the Big Four firms. He specialises in business interruption claims and cost reviews across a wide range of industries.

Professional Qualifications
— Master’s degree in Audit and Management (University of Deusto)
— Bachelor of Business Administration and Management (University of the Basque Country UPV / EHU)
— Technological Science Bachelor (Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola, Venezuela)

Languages
— English
— Spanish

Audit, Business Interruption Global reach Forensic Accounting

Forensic Accounting

Oliver Thoma

Executive Director


SPECIALITIES

Construction/Erection with DSU, Contractor’s Plant & Equipment, Industrial All Risks, Machinery Breakdown (Steam & Gas Turbines, Transformers, Generators, Boilers, etc.), Mining, Onshore Energy, Power Generation, Petrochemical Industry, Product Liability, Property and specific Risk Surveys.


LOCATION

United Kingdom
Germany


CONTACT

othoma@advantaglobal.com
+44 (0) 7921 948 771
+49 (0) 1704 729 700

Profile

Oliver has over 20 years’ experience in handling technical and/or complex losses across Africa, the Americas, Europe, the Middle- and Far-East. He has specialized in handling claims in CAR / EAR with associated DSU, power generation and industrial all risks; whilst also having experience in handling mining and major property claims. Before joining Advanta in 2005, he had gained valuable experience in working on high-profile losses related to tunnel collapses, major plant and machinery breakdown in the mining, petrochemical and energy sector. Oliver has experience in handling major & complex losses, managing the interaction required between the insured party, its broker, insurers/reinsurers, legal counsel and experts.

Professional Qualifications
— BSc Eng (Elec - Mech) with specialisation in Mining
— MSc Eng (Operations Management)

Languages
— English
— German
— Afrikaans
— Spanish

Construction/Erection with DSU, Contractor’s Plant & Equipment, Industrial All Risks, Machinery Breakdown (Steam & Gas Turbines, Transformers, Generators, Boilers, etc.), Mining, Onshore Energy, Power Generation, Petrochemical Industry, Product Liability, Property and specific Risk Surveys. United Kingdom London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow Germany
Munich
Loss Adjusting
Construction
Energy
Power & Mining

Lionel Fournier

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Industry, Chemistry and Chemical engineering, Materials and Materials engineering, Nuclear


LOCATION

France


CONTACT

france@advantaglobal.com

Profile
Lionel is a doctor in Materials Science and Engineering. He joined the industrial group of CPA Experts in 2018 and mainly deals with materials ageing issue (Metallurgy, Mechanics, Corrosion, other). He started his career as a research associate in the Nuclear Engineering Department of the University of Michigan (USA) and then joined the Materials Department of the Nuclear Energy Division of CEA Saclay as a Research Engineer. He then worked at AREVA's Reactor Division in Paris as a Materials Expert and then as Manager of the Chemistry, Corrosion and Radiation Protection group. Lionel has the particularity of carrying out an additional activity in beekeeping, which also allows him to respond to assignments' requests in this field.

Professional Qualifications
— PhD in Materials Science and Engineering (St Etienne / Institut National Polytechnique of Grenoble (France)
— MSc in corrosion (University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UK))
— Master in Chemistry (University of Clermont-Ferrand – France)

Languages
— French
— English

Industry, Chemistry and Chemical engineering, Materials and Materials engineering, Nuclear France Paris

Loss Adjusting
Energy
Power & Mining

Sohail Muhammadi

Senior Loss Adjuster / Surveyor


SPECIALITIES

Energy, Engineering, Fire & General Accident, Marine Cargo and Hull


LOCATION

Kuwait


CONTACT

kuwait@advantaglobal.com
+965 6707 0415

Profile
Sohail has over 20 years’ experience as a Surveyor and Loss Adjuster. He started his career in Iran in 1997 as a claim’s surveyor of a Non-Marine division, joining later the largest insurance company in Kuwait. Sohail has handled claims in different areas: Energy, Engineering, Fire & General Accident, Marine Cargo and Hull. He is one of the few surveyors in Kuwait with the Loss Adjusting license granted by The Ministry of Commerce & Industry.

Professional Qualifications
— Dip MarSur
— Bachelor Degree in Science (University of Tehran)
— CII (Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute)

Languages
— English
— Persian

Energy, Engineering, Fire & General Accident, Marine Cargo and Hull Kuwait Kuwait City

Loss Adjusting

Rafael Romero

Director


SPECIALITIES

Engineering, Machinery Breakdown, Business Interruption


LOCATION

Peru


CONTACT

rromero@advantaglobal.com
+51 1 990 950 474 / 998 105 020
+51 1 349 5213

Profile
Rafael has over 30 years’ experience in the insurance. He has contributed to the preparation of a report on Risk and Assets Valuations presented to the Peruvian Parliament and National Ports Enterprise of Peru (ENAPU S.A.) and acted as an insurance consultant to the Lima Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Rafael has also gained valuable experience as a lecturer in Insurance at the Peruvian Association of Insurance Brokers (APECOSE) and the Peruvian Institute of Business Administration (IPAE). His specialities include engineering, machinery breakdown and business interruption.

Professional Qualifications
— BSc Eng (Economic) (National Engineering University of Peru)
— Insurance Management (Higher Technology Institute of Peru)
— Finance (UPC - Peruvian University of Applied Science)
— Registered Loss Adjuster (SBS - Peruvian Superintendence of Banking and Insurance)

Languages
— Spanish
— Conversant in English

Engineering, Machinery Breakdown, Business Interruption Peru Lima

Loss Adjusting

Miguel Angel Sanchez

Director


SPECIALITIES

Fire, Machinery Breakdown, Catastrophic Risks, Civil Liability, Transport & Cargo, Technical lines


LOCATION

Mexico


CONTACT

masanchez@advantaglobal.com
+52 1 55 2313 0758
+52 55 5463 4341

Profile
Miguel Ángel is a professional with over 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry. Prior to Advanta, he has held management positions in several insurance companies in Mexico, including an important role within the Mexican Federal Electricity Commission for nearly 10 years, where he gained extensive experience within the Energy sector. He has specialised in claims related to Fire, Machinery Breakdown, Catastrophic Risks, Civil Liability, Transport & Cargo, amongst others. Throughout his career, he has acquired considerable experience in handling large and complex claims, alongside the implementation of quality and audit improvement processes. Miguel Ángel will contribute to the development of Advanta Mexico applying his extensive knowledge in the insurance sector.

Professional Qualifications
— Master in Business Administration (Online Latin American Technological University)
— Bachelor of Accounting (National Autonomous University of Mexico - UNAM)
— Diploma in Risk Management (Monterrey Technological Institute of Higher Education)
— Diploma in Finance (National Autonomous University of Mexico - UNAM)

Languages
— Spanish
— English

Fire, Machinery Breakdown, Catastrophic Risks, Civil Liability, Transport & Cargo, Technical lines Mexico Mexico City

Loss Adjusting

Edgardo Velasquez

Associate Director


SPECIALITIES

Industrial All Risks, Property, Marine, General Liability, Financial Lines, Cybersecurity


LOCATION

Mexico


CONTACT

evelasquez@advantaglobal.com
+52 1 55 2113 0356 / +1 786 659 4248
+52 55 5463 4341

Profile
Edgardo has over 15 years’ experience working in different areas within the insurance industry. Throughout his career, he has developed a unique set of management and claims handling skills. He has also handled large and complex claims. Before joining Advanta, he held a successful position in an important global loss adjusting firm as an Operations Manager. His specialties include Industrial All Risk, Property, Marine, Liability, Financial Lines and Cybersecurity. Edgardo joins Advanta to reinforce the proposition of the company in the Latin America region from one of the main hubs of the insurance industry.

Professional Qualifications
— MBA Business Management; Expert in Risk Management; Expert in International Finances (European Open Business School (EOBS)
— Bachelor in Administration (IUS-UPTM)
— Diploma in Insurance and Reinsurance (National Academy of Insurance Nilo Peña)
— Diploma in Risk Management (University Insurance Institute)
— Qualified Senior Insurance Technician (University Insurance Institute)

Languages
— Spanish
— English

Industrial All Risks, Property, Marine, General Liability, Financial Lines, Cybersecurity Mexico Mexico City

Loss Adjusting
Specialist Liabilities

Gaston Castro

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Construction, Third Party Liability, Motor, Miscellaneous Risks, Theft, Robbery, Financial Losses


LOCATION

Argentina


CONTACT

gcastro@advantaglobal.com
+54 9 11 3360 5935
+54 11 4545 3139

Profile
Gaston is a Civil Engineer with over 5 years’ experience in the field of loss adjusting. Prior to joining Advanta, he managed Third Party Liability claims resulting from car accidents and Motor claims. At Advanta, he specializes in Construction claims and he also handles Miscellaneous Risks claims, such as theft, robbery and financial losses.

Professional Qualifications
— Civil Engineer (Universidad de Belgrano, Argentina)

Languages
— Spanish
— English
— Portuguese
— Italian

Construction, Third Party Liability, Motor, Miscellaneous Risks, Theft, Robbery, Financial Losses Argentina Buenos Aires

Loss Adjusting

Juan Ruiz

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Construction, Machinery Breakdown, Fire and Third Party Liability


LOCATION

Spain


CONTACT

jruiz@advantaglobal.com
+34 671 60 43 58

Profile
Juan worked in the Project Management and Health and Safety Coordination departments of the Armilla Geological Research Centre (CIAGA), Spain, where he gained some valuable professional and technical experience. Juan has over six years of experience managing losses related to construction, machinery, civil liability and risk inspections, specializing in those areas as loss adjuster.

Professional Qualifications
— Technical Architect (University of Granada)
— Insurance Expert/Loss Adjuster (APCAS - Association of Insurance Experts and Surveyors)
— Judicial Expert specialized in Building Pathologies (Euroinnova Business School)
— Surveyor (COMME - College of Officers in the Merchant Navy)

Languages
— Spanish
— English

Construction, Machinery Breakdown, Fire and Third Party Liability Spain Madrid

Loss Adjusting

Matthew Blaikie

Country Manager


SPECIALITIES

Property


LOCATION

UAE


CONTACT

mblaikie@advantaglobal.com
+971 (56) 466 3374

Profile
Matthew has over 10 years’ experience in the Insurance industry, having held positions in underwriting, data analysis and claims in the United Kingdom. He joined Advanta Whitelaw in 2018 and has experience handling a diverse caseload from our Dubai Office including Property, Construction, Plant and Machinery, Fidelity Guarantee, Jewelers Block and Liability. This is in addition to conducting special investigations relating to theft and fraud. Currently, Matthew is undertaking his Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters examinations.

Professional Qualifications
— Diploma CILA (Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters)
— AIFAA (International Federation of Adjusting Associations)

Languages
— English

Property UAE Dubai, Abu Dhabi

Loss Adjusting

Luis Mancha Gamez

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Construction


LOCATION

Mexico


CONTACT

lmancha@advantaglobal.com
+52 55 7740 4129
+52 55 5463 4341

Profile
Luis is a dynamic Civil Engineer who embarked on his career in the insurance industry. His professional journey began as a Quality Analyst, where he developed a keen eye for detail and a thorough understanding of quality control processes. Progressing through his career, Luis assumed the role of Site Supervisor for a local real estate company, overseeing contractors, facilities, and steel structures. His hands-on experience in project management and construction supervision adds valuable insights to his skill set.

Professional Qualifications
— BEng Civil (Bachelor of Civil Engineering - ESIA Zacatenco, Instituto Politécnico Nacional)

Languages
— Spanish
— English

Construction Mexico Mexico City

Loss Adjusting
Construction

Eugenio Alonso

Director


SPECIALITIES

Energy, Engineering, Product Liability


LOCATION

Spain


CONTACT

ealonso@advantaglobal.com
+34 609 86 29 94

Profile
Eugenio has over 20 years’ experience in loss adjusting field working for leading claims managements firms. Before entering insurance industry, he gained experience in dealing with engineering firms. Throughout his long career, Eugenio has specialised in all types of energy claims, including power installation, generation and distribution. His experience and expertise in renewable energy claims place him as one of the most renowned loss adjusters, both in Spain and internationally.

Professional Qualifications
— BSc Eng (Elec) (UPM - Technical University of Madrid)
— FUEDI - ELAE (European Federation of Loss Adjusting Experts)
— Chartered Loss Adjuster and Surveyor (APCAS - Spanish Association of Loss Adjusters and Surveyors)

Languages
— Spanish
— Working knowledge of English

Energy, Engineering, Product Liability Spain Madrid

Loss Adjusting
Power & Mining

Walford Hall

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Property, Liability


LOCATION

Costa Rica


CONTACT

costarica@advantaglobal.com
+506 8846 8689
+506 2253 8806

Profile
Walford has more than 40 years’ experience in the insurance industry, including 30 years in senior management positions such as Head of General Insurance Department at Costa Rica National Insurance Institute. Currently, he is a Managing Director of AGREP S.A. and his specialities include property and liability claims.

Professional Qualifications
— MSc Management and Human Development with specialised training in Insurance
— BSc Public Administration (University of Costa Rica)
— (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter)

Languages
— Spanish
— English

Property, Liability Costa Rica San Jose

Loss Adjusting

Dinesh Nagarajan

Marine Surveyor


SPECIALITIES

Ship Surveying, H&M Surveying, P&I Surveying, Ship Designing, Stability Analysis, IHM Survey, HAZMAT and Safety Expert


LOCATION

UAE


CONTACT

dnagarajan@advantaglobal.com
+971 (50) 368 1694

Profile
Dinesh has more than 7 years of experience as a Naval Architect working on complex projects ranging from small-scale to large-scale, with ship surveying, engineering design and fabrication supervision roles. He has a solid background in marine vessel structure and stability and is now applying his knowledge towards marine claims. He has recently begun working in the fields of Loss Adjusting and Cargo Surveying, and he is eager to pursue loss adjusting certifications to broaden his professional qualifications.

Professional Qualifications
— BE Naval Architecture & Offshore Engineering (AMET UNIVERSITY)

Languages
— English
— Tamil
— Hindi
— Malayalam

Ship Surveying, H&M Surveying, P&I Surveying, Ship Designing, Stability Analysis, IHM Survey, HAZMAT and Safety Expert UAE Dubai, Abu Dhabi

Loss Adjusting
Marine

Chen Yu

Director


SPECIALITIES

Marine Cargo, Property, Business Interruption, Credit Insurance, Construction and Erection


LOCATION

China


CONTACT

ychen@advantaglobal.com
+86 135 0125 6270
+86 10 5653 3268

Profile
Chen Yu is a qualified adjuster with over 18 years’ experience in claims management. He started his career in Huatai as a marine cargo surveyor and adjuster, and in 2004 became the General Manager of the Agency Department. Chen Yu has vast expertise in the management of non-marine claims and throughout his career has monitored hundreds of major claims related to some of the following: Beijing Subway (Construction and Erection), Tianjin Port Blast, Dalian Offshore Platforms (Credit Claims) and Henan Rainstorm, amongst others. In addition, he was the Chief drafter of the Basic Principles of Insurance Valuation for the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission.

Professional Qualifications
— BSc in International Transportation Economics (University of International Business and Economics–UIBE, China)
— Qualified Adjuster (China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission)
— Module 3 Claims and Recoveries Qualification (Lloyd’s Agency Department)

Languages
— Chinese
— English

Marine Cargo, Property, Business Interruption, Credit Insurance, Construction and Erection China Beijing

Loss Adjusting

Jose Carlos de Oliveira

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Property (Operational and Nominated Risks); Industrial & Commercial and Casualty; General Civil Liability processes (including Product Liability, Recall and Environmental); Business Interruption


LOCATION

Brazil


CONTACT

joliveira@advantaglobal.com
+55 (11) 9 9952 0658
+55 (11) 2039 1125

Profile
José Carlos has over twenty years of professional experience in the loss adjusting field. During his carrier, he developed extensive experience in managing large industrial and commercial claims, related to fire, business interruption and machinery breakdown. He has also large experience in handling casualty claims, including general liabilities, product liabilities with recall processes and environmental liabilities.

Professional Qualifications
— BSc Economics (Faculdade de Ciências Econômicas, Admin. e da Computação Dom Bosco)

Languages
— Portuguese
— Spanish
— English

Property (Operational and Nominated Risks); Industrial & Commercial and Casualty; General Civil Liability processes (including Product Liability, Recall and Environmental); Business Interruption Brazil São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro

Loss Adjusting

Luis Araujo

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Property, NAT CAT


LOCATION

Spain


CONTACT

laraujo@advantaglobal.com
+34 674 58 9221
+34 91 636 38 15

Profile
Luis is a Loss Adjuster specialized in Property and NAT CAT. In 2018, following the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, he played a crucial role in analysing and assessing damages and loss of benefits for over 120 companies affected by the catastrophic event. Additionally, he brings experience in Project Management of logistics operations. Luis is the Founder and Project Manager of a company dedicated to engineering projects, showcasing his expertise in cost estimates and refurbishing processes, as well as the installation of hydro-pneumatic and electric equipment for the industrial sector. Moreover, Luis is well-versed in new technologies such as drone handling.

Professional Qualifications
— Mechanical Engineer (University of Carabobo, Venezuela)
—Masters in Data Analytics (EDEM Escuela de Empresarios)
— Diploma in Software Project Manager (LinkedIn Learing)
— Diploma in Google Cloud Platform Essential Training
— Machine Learning Essential Training (LinkedIn Learning)

Languages
— Spanish
— English
— Dutch

Property, NAT CAT Spain Madrid

Loss Adjusting

Jose Miguel Varela

Executive Director


SPECIALITIES

Oil & Gas, Petrochemical Industry, Industrial Risks Auditing, Business Interruption, Property, Liability


LOCATION

United States
Honduras
Puerto Rico


CONTACT

jmvarela@advantaglobal.com
+1 305 794 5643
+1 786 369 5151

Profile
Jose Miguel has 26 years of extensive experience in engineering, oil field production management and reservoir control, including 18 years in the loss adjusting profession in the United States, South America and the Caribbean region. In addition, he has experience in risk inspection, focused in energy facilities (power generation and Oil & Gas). Jose Miguel specialises in claims related to oil & gas, petrochemicals, property, as well as business interruption and liability.

Professional Qualifications
— BSc Eng (Petroleum, Universidad Central de Venezuela)
— Reservoir Engineer (CIED-PDVSA: International Centre for Education and Development - Petróleos de Venezuela S.A.)
— MBA with specialisation in Finance (Florida International University)
— Concentration in Petroleum Refining Economics (Colorado School of Mines)
— Concentration in Petroleum Economics (MIRBIS, Moscow International Higher Business School))
— FUEDI - ELAE (European Federation of Loss Adjusting Experts)
— ACA Accredited Claims Adjuster (Florida Department of Financial Services)
— Certified Fire Protection Inspector (NFPA - National Fire Protection Association)
— Thermography Training Certification (ITC - Infrared Training Center)
— Accredited member of OILPERA (Oil, Petrochemical and Energy Risks Association)

Languages
— English
— Spanish

Oil & Gas, Petrochemical Industry, Industrial Risks Auditing, Business Interruption, Property, Liability United States Miami, Houston Honduras
Puerto Rico
San Juan
Tegucigalpa
Houston
New York
Loss Adjusting

Emilio Sánchez

Junior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Liability, Public Sector


LOCATION

Mexico


CONTACT

esanchez@advantaglobal.com
+52 55 3047 9415

Profile
Emilio is a young professional beginning his career in Loss Adjusting. He has been assisting in Property Damage, Fire and Cargo Shipping claims gaining valuable experience in the insurance industry by translating documentation, drafting and preparing reports. He also holds a degree in translation and interpreting and he is currently studying for his Loss Adjusting certification.

Professional Qualifications
— Insurance Course I PAASD (Mexican Educational Institute of Insurance and Finance – IMESFAC)
— BA in Translation & Interpreting (Anglo American Educational Centre, Mexico)

Languages
— Spanish
— English
— French

Liability, Public Sector Mexico Mexico City

Loss Adjusting
Specialist Liabilities

Jorge Gonzalez

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

CAT, Construction, Liability, Contingency, Risk Inspection


LOCATION

Puerto Rico


CONTACT

jgonzalez@advantaglobal.com
+1 (786) 876 7632

Profile
Prior to commencing his loss adjusting career, Jorge developed wide-ranging experience having led an array of tunnelling, construction and sewerage projects as well as undertaking geotechnical surveys on several industrial plants, construction sites and residential properties. He has also undertaken various risk surveys throughout the course of his career on various power plants and commercial properties. As a loss adjuster, Jorge has handled property damage losses resulting from flooding, landslides, earthquakes, hurricanes and cyclones. He has also managed complex claims involving waterways, desalination plants, hotels and convention centres amongst others. He has specialised in CAR / EAR, machinery breakdown, contractors’ plant equipment and fire risks. Jorge has published various research reports for the National Institute of Hydraulic Resources of Cuba, as well as for the College of Engineers of Venezuela and other professional publications in Spain. Moreover, Jorge has been a keynote speaker on technical topics at engineering conferences in Cuba.

Professional Qualifications
— BEng Geology (Academy of Sciences of Cuba)
— BEng Geology (Institute of Metallurgy Mining of MOA, Cuba)
— Chartered Mining Engineer (Ministry of Education and Science, Spain)
— Certified Adjuster (Consorcio de Compensación de Seguros de España)

Languages
— Spanish,
— French
— Russian
— Basic English and Italian

CAT, Construction, Liability, Contingency, Risk Inspection Puerto Rico San Juan

Loss Adjusting

Christopher Cole

Regional Director


SPECIALITIES

Industrial All Risks, Machinery Breakdown, Business Interruption, Fire, Fine Art, Pre-Risk Security Audits (Jewellers, Art Galleries, Industrial Risks), Property


LOCATION

Morocco


CONTACT

ccole@advantaglobal.com
+33 624 967 653
+33 170 983 377

Profile
Christopher has over 30 years’ experience in loss adjusting handling a broad range of property claims, often dealing with multinational clients in France, Switzerland, the Benelux countries, the Indian Ocean region, the Caribbean, as well as the francophone countries of North and West Africa. He also has considerable experience in pre-risk security audits throughout the French speaking countries. During his career, Christopher has held a number of senior management positions at leading claims management international companies based in France. He specialises in claims related to industrial all risks, machinery breakdown, business interruption and fine art.

Languages
— English
— French

Industrial All Risks, Machinery Breakdown, Business Interruption, Fire, Fine Art, Pre-Risk Security Audits (Jewellers, Art Galleries, Industrial Risks), Property Morocco Casablanca

Loss Adjusting

Nuno Domingues

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Industrial & Commercial All Risks, Machinery Breakdown, Business Interruption, Liability


LOCATION

Portugal


CONTACT

ndomingues@advantaglobal.com
+351 913 465 384

Profile
Nuno is a qualified loss adjuster with over 12 years’ professional experience. Prior to joining Advanta in 2005, he worked in the construction, plastic and automotive industry in Portugal and Mozambique. Currently, Nuno specialises in claims related to property, machinery breakdown and ALOP.

Professional Qualifications
— BSc Eng (Mech)
— FUEDI - ELAE (European Federation of Loss Adjusting Experts)

Languages
— Portuguese
— Fluent in English
— Fluent in Spanish

Industrial & Commercial All Risks, Machinery Breakdown, Business Interruption, Liability Portugal Porto

Loss Adjusting

Vanessa Rivero

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Liability, D&O, Product and Professional Liability, Financial Risks, Transport


LOCATION

Colombia


CONTACT

vrivero@advantaglobal.com
+57 (1) 318 690 52 38
+57 (1) 746 76 52

Profile
Vanessa is a specialist insurance lawyer, with five years’ experience in the insurance sector as a Claims Analyst within compensation and casualty & property. She is responsible for loss adjusting and conciliation procedures, document and claims validation, policies and claims analysis, customer services as well as settlement of losses. Vanessa has also been in charge of various conciliation processes.

Professional Qualifications
— Lawyer (Cooperative University of Colombia)
— Specialist (Externado University of Colombia)

Languages
— Spanish

Liability, D&O, Product and Professional Liability, Financial Risks, Transport Colombia Bogota

Loss Adjusting

John Donald

Executive Director


SPECIALITIES

Onshore and Offshore Energy/ Natural Resources - Upstream and Downstream, Renewable Energy, Risk Management, Commercial Insurance, Property & Casualty


LOCATION

United Kingdom
Lebanon


CONTACT

jdonald@advantaglobal.com
+44 (0) 7496 816 567

Profile
John Donald heads up our Global Energy offering as Global Energy Director. He has worked as an energy loss adjuster for over 30 years, initially in the Middle East before transferring to London in 1990. In recent years he acted as Managing Director and Chairman of The Energy & Natural Resources division of a major loss adjusting firm. He has wide international experience in the onshore and offshore energy markets. John has managed the adjustment of many complex energy claims throughout the world. He also has a wealth of experience in the adjustment of construction claims, hurricane-related losses, property damage, well control and OEE losses, Loss of Production Income (LOPI) and Business Interruption (BI). In his early career he worked at British Steel and on engineering projects in UK-based Petrochemical facilities.

Professional Qualifications
— City & Guilds Mechanical Engineering
— BTEC Mechanical Engineering
— Certified CII

Languages
— English

Onshore and Offshore Energy/ Natural Resources - Upstream and Downstream, Renewable Energy, Risk Management, Commercial Insurance, Property & Casualty United Kingdom London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow Lebanon
Beirut
Loss Adjusting
Energy
Renewables

Zack Abbas

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Property


LOCATION

United Kingdom


CONTACT

zabbas@advantaglobal.com
+44 (0) 07375 659431

Profile
Zack is an experienced adjuster with a focus on Property claims, bringing 5 years of expertise in loss adjusting. With a background at a respected international firm, he has developed a deep understanding of domestic claims, including damage assessment and policy interpretation. Based in Glasgow, Zack will bolster our expanding property division, further extending our services throughout the UK.

Professional Qualifications
— BDMA Tech Ins (British Damage Management Association)
—Cert CILA (The Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters)

Languages
— English
— Urdu

Property United Kingdom London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow

Loss Adjusting

Adam Williamson

Loss Adjuster / Surveyor


SPECIALITIES

Property Insurance, Storms, Escapes of Water, Fires, Floods


LOCATION

Oman


CONTACT

awilliamson@advantaglobal.com
+968 719 757 00

Profile
Adam has over 8 years’ experience as a Loss Adjuster and Surveyor. He is specialized in Property Insurance law and in domestic and commercial claims and holds deep practical and technical knowledge of building sites. During his career, he was also in charge of validating a variety of claims: storms, escapes of water, fires, floods; amongst others, and of discussing and agreeing the remedial works with the insured to reach a settlement. Since joining Advanta, Adam has been handling a variety of engineering and commercial property damage claims, including CAR / EAR.

Professional Qualifications
— BSc (Building Surveying RICS Accredited)
— CILA (Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters)
— BDMA (British Damage Management Association)
— BSure (Accredited Asbestos Sampler)

Languages
— English

Property Insurance, Storms, Escapes of Water, Fires, Floods Oman Muscat

Loss Adjusting

Andrew Medlicott

Associate Director – Commercial Property


SPECIALITIES

UK Domestic and Commercial Property Claims including HNW, CAT and Major Loss Investigation


LOCATION

United Kingdom


CONTACT

amedlicott@advantaglobal.com
+44 (0) 7525 901 186

Profile
Andrew has worked within the UK Insurance market for over 30 years, 25 of which have been as a Loss Adjuster for various companies. During this time, he has developed various skills in claims handling and investigation of claims, working with Composite Insurers, together with the Lloyds and Captive markets. He has experience of dealing with UK catastrophe work and also spent many months working in the Caribbean following Hurricane Dorian, managing numerous multimillion dollar losses. Andrew also spends time working as a client relationship manager for many clients and assists with the development of the UK business.

Professional Qualifications
— Diploma CII (Chartered Insurance Institute)
— Diploma CILA (Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters)

Languages
— English

UK Domestic and Commercial Property Claims including HNW, CAT and Major Loss Investigation United Kingdom London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow
London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow
Loss Adjusting
Construction

Juan Aragon

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Property Damage, Fire, CAT, Liability, Machinery Breakdown


LOCATION

Spain


CONTACT

jaragon@advantaglobal.com
+34 630 24 65 63

Profile
Juan has over 20 years’ experience working for leading loss adjusting firms in Spain, handling mainly large CAT and fire claims. In addition, his main specialities include property, liability and machinery breakdown.

Professional Qualifications
— Chartered Loss Adjuster (APCAS - Association of Loss Adjusters and Surveyors)
— Fire Insurance, Surveying and Motor Claims Expert (APCAS and UNESPA - Spanish Association of Insurance and Reinsurance Institutions)
— Legal Expert in Commercial Investigation (ASEPJIME - Spanish Association of Legal Experts in Commercial Investigation)
— Legal Valuation (CEM - European Cultural Centre of Commerce Studies)
— Advanced Accountancy (CEF - Centre for Finance Studies)
— Loss Adjusting - Various Risks (INESE - Institute of Higher Education in Financial Studies and Accountancy)

Languages
— Spanish
— Working knowledge of English

Property Damage, Fire, CAT, Liability, Machinery Breakdown Spain Madrid

Loss Adjusting

Ivan Castro

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Property, NATCAT


LOCATION

Dominican Republic
Lebanon


CONTACT

icastro@advantaglobal.com
+1 809 657 8814

Profile
Iván is a Civil Engineer with over 10 years’ experience within the insurance industry. In 2014 he founded SENACON, a company which provides consultancy services to the insurance, construction and real estate sectors, where he is in charge of project management, budgeting and loss adjusting for local and international insurance companies. Iván has also handled more than 300 claims arising from the Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, in the region of USD30M. In addition, Iván is a regular contributor to technical publications and has undertaken several courses to deepen his industry knowledge and skill-set.

Professional Qualifications
— BSc Eng (Civil) (INTEC)
— Master in Construction Management (INTEC)
— Diploma in Insurance (UNIBE)

Languages
— English
— Spanish

Property, NATCAT Dominican Republic Santo Domingo Lebanon
Beirut
Loss Adjusting

Nyasha Mareya

Associate


SPECIALITIES

Fidelity guarantee, accident and domestic claims


LOCATION

Botswana


CONTACT

botswana@advantaglobal.com
+267 7519 5302

Profile
Nyasha is a co-founder of Loss Management Consultancy International and has over 10 years’ experience working in the roles related to finance and administration. She specialises in fidelity guarantee, accident and domestic claims.

Professional Qualifications
— Dip Business Administration

Languages
— English
— Shona

Fidelity guarantee, accident and domestic claims Botswana Gaborone

Loss Adjusting

Jiju Varghese

Loss Adjuster / Surveyor


SPECIALITIES

Marine, Cargo Surveying, Risk Assessment Surveys


LOCATION

Qatar


CONTACT

qatar@advantaglobal.com
+974 55 422 870

Profile
Jiju, who holds an Advanced Diploma in Insurance (Chartered Insurance Institute, UK), has extensive expertise in Marine, Cargo Surveying and related insurance lines. He has worked for over 18 years in Associated Consulting Engineers (ACES Qatar Ltd) specialising in architectural and engineering solutions to their clients across the Middle East and Europe. Jiju has worked on numerous construction and energy projects including Pearl GTL (Shell-Qatar project), a highly complex energy project, as well as claims related to Qatargas, Rasgas and the Hamad Port project amongst others.

Professional Qualifications
— MBA in Risk and Insurance (Assam University)
— Advanced Diploma in Insurance (Chartered Insurance Institute UK, CII)
— Certificate of Cargo Surveying Proficiency
— Bachelor Degree in Commerce (Kerala University)

Languages
— English
— Hindi
— Malayalam

Marine, Cargo Surveying, Risk Assessment Surveys Qatar Doha

Loss Adjusting

Xavier Croes

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Vehicle, Property


LOCATION

Aruba


CONTACT

xcroes@advantaglobal.com
+297 592 27 88
+297 585 72 70

Profile
Xavier is a seasoned Loss Adjuster with over 6 years of experience in the insurance industry, specializing in vehicle and property claims in Aruba. Leveraging his local network and extensive experience in multinational service industries, he has become a trusted consultant for the Dutch Caribbean's insurance industry.

Professional Qualifications
— Mechanical and technical secondary vocational education

Languages
— Papiamento
— Dutch
— English
— Spanish

Vehicle, Property Aruba Oranjestad

Loss Adjusting

Moein Hani

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Property, Public Liability, Construction, Motor Vehicles, Construction Plant & Equipment, Marine & Project Cargo, Personal Lines, Workmen Compensation, Money Insurance & Bankers Blanket


LOCATION

UAE


CONTACT

mhani@advantaglobal.com
+971 (56) 466 3375

Profile
Moein is a Loss Adjuster with more than 26 years’ experience. He is licensed by the UAE Insurance Authority and is an experienced insurance professional who has worked for insurers and loss adjusters in the Middle East. During his time at Whitelaw, Moein has handled a diverse portfolio of claims, including commercial property, construction, machinery, Liability and cargo as well as Security Surveys.

Professional Qualifications
— Diploma in Accounts
— Diploma in Insurance
— PIC (Professional Insurance Certificate)
— Certified ISO Quality Auditor

Languages
— English
— Arabic
— Russian

Property, Public Liability, Construction, Motor Vehicles, Construction Plant & Equipment, Marine & Project Cargo, Personal Lines, Workmen Compensation, Money Insurance & Bankers Blanket UAE Dubai, Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi
Loss Adjusting

Antonio Carvalho

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Civil Engineering, Residential and Commercial Construction, Project Management, Real Estate Appraisal, Construction Works Budgeting


LOCATION

Portugal


CONTACT

acarvalho@advantaglobal.com
+351 966 855 836

Profile
Antonio is an engineer with over 20 years’ experience in civil engineering and construction projects. Over the course of his professional carrier, he has acquired in-depth site experience as well as considerable skills in project, cost and contract management. In addition, he has significant real estate appraisal and valuation experience underpinned by 10 years of judicial expertise background. António José also has an extensive teaching experience in delivering advanced courses to civil construction and public works professionals.

Professional Qualifications
— MEng (Civil) (University of Minho)
— Cert Civil Engineer (Portuguese Engineer’s Order)
— Judicial Expert course (CEJ, Centre for Judicial Studies, Lisbon)

Languages
— Portuguese
— English
— Spanish
— French

Civil Engineering, Residential and Commercial Construction, Project Management, Real Estate Appraisal, Construction Works Budgeting Portugal Porto

Loss Adjusting

Hugo Leyva

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Property Damage, All Risk Industries, NAT CAT, Fire


LOCATION

Mexico


CONTACT

hleyva@advantaglobal.com
+52 55 7199 3435

Profile
Hugo is an adjuster with more than 9 years of experience within the insurance sector. Throughout his career, he has gained valuable experience working for several accounts in the public sector handling a broad range of claims pertaining to the Fire branch, especially with maximum security prison buildings, public buildings with historical value, national security buildings and hospital services. In addition, Hugo has coordinated, supervised and handled NAT CAT claims, included those related to the Hurricane Willa in 2018 and the earthquakes of September 2017 in Mexico. He holds an BA in Architecture and has additional related experience in valuations, planning and site supervision.

Professional Qualifications
— Bachelor in Architecture (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico)
— Certified Adjuster (National Commission of Insurance in Mexico)
— Certificate in Electrical failures (FIG Global Fire Academy)

Languages
— Spanish

Property Damage, All Risk Industries, NAT CAT, Fire Mexico Mexico City

Loss Adjusting

Andre Werneck

Director


SPECIALITIES

Property, Heavy Equipment, CAR / EAR, Construction, Liability, Fire


LOCATION

Brazil


CONTACT

awerneck@advantaglobal.com
+55 (11) 9 993 764 65
+55 (11) 203 911 21

Profile
Andre has more than 20 years’ experience working for leading companies in the insurance industry. Before entering the loss adjusting profession, he worked a number of years developing business relationships for international insurance brokers. Throughout his career, Andre has gained considerable experience in managing large claims related to heavy equipment, business interruption and fire. His specialities include property, CAR / EAR, construction and liability.

Professional Qualifications
— BA Business Administration (Rio de Janeiro State University)
— Risk Management (National Insurance School - FUNENSEG)
— FGV-Getulio Vargas Foundation: Balance Sheet Analysis, Corporate Finance, Cost Accounting and Financial Management

Languages
— Portuguese
— English
— Spanish

Property, Heavy Equipment, CAR / EAR, Construction, Liability, Fire Brazil São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro

Loss Adjusting
Construction

Anne Giudicelli

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Terrorism, Political Risks, Crisis Management, Security Audit, Risk Assessment


LOCATION

France


CONTACT

agiudicelli@advantaglobal.com
+33 664 919 459

Profile
Anne is a renowned international expert on geopolitical and security issues, including terrorism, with over 20 years’ experience. As a MENA specialist, she founded Intelligence Cluster - Terr(o)Risc in 2005, an internationally recognized consulting organisation in global risks, strategic intelligence, threat assessment and crisis management. She provides operational consultancy to private sector firms governmental bodies in Europe and abroad, notably in the Arab countries and Africa. She also serves the insurance and reinsurance industry, focusing predominantly on claims involving political risks and terrorism. Anne has provided insightful analysis on political risks to global companies, think tanks, training centres, insurance sector and the media. She regularly contributes to strategic studies for specialized institutions and administrations.

Professional Qualifications
— International Relations
— Geopolitical Crisis Management and Global Risk Analysis – Continuous Professional Development Courses issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs
— Arabic Language Advanced Course (Bourguiba School)

Languages
— French
— English
— Arabic

Terrorism, Political Risks, Crisis Management, Security Audit, Risk Assessment France Paris

Loss Adjusting

Khurram Jahanzaib Chaudhry

Director and General Manager


SPECIALITIES

Fire, Marine, Machinery Breakdown


LOCATION

Pakistan


CONTACT

pakistan@advantaglobal.com
+ 92 310 433 7413
+92 300 840 9130

Profile
Khurram is an experienced professional in the field of loss adjusting, boasting a career spanning 28 years. Throughout this extensive tenure, he has gained expertise in managing Fire, Marine, and Machinery losses. His broad experience encompasses diverse industries such as Textile, Sugar Mills, Auto Parts Manufacturing, Wapda, Sui Gas, Heavy Mechanical Industry, and Karachi Port, among others. Khurram's track record showcases his adeptness in handling and successfully navigating complex losses within critical sectors, establishing him as a trusted authority in the field. His wealth of experience, complemented by his academic background and international certifications, solidifies his position as distinguished expert in insurance loss adjusting in Pakistan.

Professional Qualifications
— Licensed Surveyor by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP)
— Cert. CII (Chartered Insurance Institute, UK)
— Member CILA (Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters, UK)

Languages
— English
— Urdu

Fire, Marine, Machinery Breakdown Pakistan Lahore

Loss Adjusting

Gunter Schück

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

CAR / EAR, ALOP / DSU, Project Monitoring, Machinery Breakdown, Fire, Business Interruption Petrochemical Risks, Risk Surveys


LOCATION

Germany


CONTACT

gshueck@advantaglobal.com
+49 (0) 17 287 47 554

Profile
Gunter has over 30 years’ experience in loss adjusting handling engineering and fire claims throughout Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Before starting his career in the insurance industry, he worked for 12 years as a Power Plant and Petrochemical Maintenance Engineer within petroleum industry. Gunter’s main specialities include CAR / EAR, machinery breakdown, petrochemical risks and business interruption as well as risk surveys.

Professional Qualifications
— Dip Eng (Mech), Chemnitz University of Technology

Languages
— German,
— Fluent in English
— Working knowledge of Russian

CAR / EAR, ALOP / DSU, Project Monitoring, Machinery Breakdown, Fire, Business Interruption Petrochemical Risks, Risk Surveys Germany Munich

Loss Adjusting
Energy

Edwin Boada

Director


SPECIALITIES

General and Technical Lines: Energy, Construction, Oil and Gas, F&B


LOCATION

Ecuador


CONTACT

eboada@advantaglobal.com
+ 593 (9) 9502 5089
+ 593 (2) 2464-305 / 2461-621

Profile
Edwin has over 20 years’ experience within the insurance industry. In 2005 he founded BM Ajustes de Siniestros to provide high-quality loss adjusting services in Ecuador. Since then, he has been its Managing Director and has become one of the main loss adjusting companies in the country. Edwin specializes in General and Technical Lines. Over the course of his successful career, he has built up valuable experience having managed the adjustment of many claims in several industries such as Energy, Construction and Power. As Director of the Ecuador office, Edwin joins Advanta to enhance our presence in the country and continue our brand positioning within the local market.

Professional Qualifications
— BSc Eng (Civil) (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador)
— Diploma in Fire, Cathastropic Risks and Engineering Insurance, (Escuela de Seguros de Chile)
— Professional Coach Training (Eiconex)

Languages
— Spanish
— English

General and Technical Lines: Energy, Construction, Oil and Gas, F&B Ecuador Quito

Loss Adjusting

Luis Ugalde

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Energy, Industrial All Risks


LOCATION

Costa Rica


CONTACT

lugalde@advantaglobal.com
+506 8394 5711
+506 2253 8806

Profile
Luis has more than 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry with a strong background in complex risk analysis and evaluation such as hydroelectric plants, electronic and telecommunication equipment, aqueducts, as well as petroleum and sugar refineries. His experience also includes working as a loss adjuster in Honduras handling claims related to hurricanes. Luis is one of the co-founders of AGREP S.A. specialising in industrial all risks and energy losses.

Professional Qualifications
— BSc Eng (Elec - Mech) (Guadalajara Autonomous University)

Languages
— Spanish

Energy, Industrial All Risks Costa Rica San Jose

Loss Adjusting

Roberto Ron

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Property, Liability


LOCATION

United States


CONTACT

ron@advantaglobal.com
+1 786 241 3883
+1 786 369 5151

Profile
Roberto has 6 years’ experience working as a loss adjuster. Before entering the insurance industry, he worked for 10 years in project and strategic marketing management for various international companies. Roberto has also considerable experience in developing and implementing environmental assessment and geographical information systems in Latin America. At Advanta, he specializes in property and liability claims.

Professional Qualifications
— MBA, MA Marketing (IESA - Institute of Superior Management Studies)
— BSc Eng (Systems)
— Investment Company Products - Series 6 (FINRA Financial Industry Regulatory Authority)
— ACA (Accredited Claims Adjuster)

Languages
— English
— Spanish

Property, Liability United States Miami, Houston

Loss Adjusting

Francisco Gomez

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Fire, Theft, Cargo, Marine


LOCATION

Venezuela


CONTACT

venezuela@advantaglobal.com
+58 212 232 9082

Profile
Francisco has a career spanning over 15 years as a Loss Adjuster, having worked with a diverse array of insurers in Venezuela and providing services to reinsurers with an interest in the country. His extensive experience, totalling more than 26 years dedicated to Financial Services, Cargo, and Insurance, has positioned him as a trusted and preferred supplier for the leading insurers in the country. His specialties range from Banking & Financial Lines to Marine and Electromechanics.

Professional Qualifications
— Certificate in Cost Analysis

Languages
— Spanish

Fire, Theft, Cargo, Marine Venezuela Caracas

Loss Adjusting

Capt. Omar Hussain Al Naji

Surveyor / Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Marine, Property


LOCATION

Saudi Arabia


CONTACT

saudiarabia@advantaglobal.com

Profile
Capt. Omar is a qualified Marine Surveyor with more than 10 years’ experience in marine and property claims and cargo inspections and surveys. Throughout his career, Capt. Omar conducted numerous surveys for P&I Clubs and Hull and Machinery Associations, loading / unloading, damage and collision, etc. He handled inspections of a wide range of commodities for cargo underwrites, Consignees and P&I underwriters. During his career Capt. Omar performed various fire loss investigations and pre - risk surveys of warehouses and plants for several industries.

Professional Qualifications
— BA in Maritime Transport Nautica Technology
— Certificate of Competency (Grade I – Master Mariner)
— IFCE (Insurance Foundation Certificate Exam)

Languages
— Arabic
— English

Marine, Property Saudi Arabia Riyadh

Loss Adjusting
Marine

Daniel Ribas Bertelo

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Cargo risk


LOCATION

Angola


CONTACT

angola@advantaglobal.com
+244 927 567 798

Profile
Daniel is a management accountant professional who has grew up within the Insurance business. He has been certified in risk management by the APS (Insurance Portuguese Association) and CII (Chartered Insurance Institute). He has gained considerable experience within the Angolan insurance market, working in property management, engineering and cargo risks, among others. He has acquired an extensive knowledge about the African and Asian markets as a result of his professional career.

Professional Qualifications
— Management Accountant
— APS (Insurance Portuguese Association)
— CII (Chartered Insurance Institute)
— Diploma in Insurance Mediation

Languages
— English
— Spanish
— Portuguese

Cargo risk Angola Luanda

Loss Adjusting

Rufus Omoboyowa

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Property, Risk Surveying, Cargo Industry


LOCATION

Nigeria


CONTACT

nigeria@advantaglobal.com
+234 803 325 46 72
+234 1 816 12 32 / 816 12 33

Profile
Rufus has over 25 years’ experience working in the insurance and cargo industry in Nigeria. Over the course of his career, he has specialised in property claims as well as risk surveying.

Professional Qualifications
— ACIIN (Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria)

Languages
— English
— Yoruba

Property, Risk Surveying, Cargo Industry Nigeria Lagos

Loss Adjusting

Pierre Lebrun

Director


SPECIALITIES

Environment and pollution, waste, water treatment


LOCATION

France


CONTACT

france@advantaglobal.com

Profile
Pierre has more than 13 years of experience as an Environmental Engineer Expert specializing in pollution, waste, asbestos-lead and water treatment claims. Pierre began his career at CPA Experts in close collaboration with Hervé Durand, Expert Specialist in Hydrogeology within the firm. In order to meet the needs of contracting authorities, Pierre founded Kaya SAS with Hervé Durand in 2011, to offer services ranging from decontamination project management to contracting authorities' support.

Professional Qualifications
— Engineer – Polytech’ Paris UPMC (Earth Sciences – Hydrosciences)

Languages
— French
— English

Environment and pollution, waste, water treatment France Paris

Loss Adjusting

Maurits Filet

Director


SPECIALITIES

Personal Injury, General Liability, Credit Risks


LOCATION

United States
Aruba
Curaçao


CONTACT

mfilet@advantaglobal.com
+1 786 461 3695
+1 786 369 5151

Profile
As a loss adjuster Maurits has over 18 years of extensive experience in the fields of international liability claims and related insurance matters. He developed his career as a lawyer and as a claims adjuster in international liability and credit insurance claims. With professional experience on two sides of the ocean he specializes in reaching out of court settlements in the EU, USA, Latin America and Caribbean. He is currently the Director of the Miami Liability Division.

Professional Qualifications
— LLM in International and European Law (University of Amsterdam)
— Insurance Law and Liability certification (NIBE-NVV, Dutch Association for Banking and Insurance Professionals)
— Personal Injury and Liability courses with FUEDI – ELAE (NL) and VASR (Society for Liability and Compensation Law)
— Member of AJV (Dutch Caribbean Lawyers Association)
— Certified Mediator (The LimeTree) and ACA

Languages
— Dutch
— English
— Spanish
— Portuguese
— French
— German

Personal Injury, General Liability, Credit Risks United States Miami, Houston Aruba
Curaçao
Oranjestad
Willemstad
Loss Adjusting
Specialist Liabilities

Hussain Maarafi

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Project cargo, Construction, Machinery, Commercial Property and Property, Marine


LOCATION

Kuwait


CONTACT

kuwait@advantaglobal.com
+965 60039338

Profile
Hussain is a Loss Adjuster with more than 10 years’ experience in both Marine and Non-Marine claims handling. He is an expert in Project Cargo, Construction, Machinery, Commercial Property and Property Damage claims.

Professional Qualifications
— Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering
— Major in Thermal Fluids

Languages
— English
— Arabic
— Persian

Project cargo, Construction, Machinery, Commercial Property and Property, Marine Kuwait Kuwait City

Loss Adjusting

Sonia García

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Architecture, Construction management, Technical Support in Civil Liability Claims. Use of technologies and aerial survey methods in the loss adjustment


LOCATION

Dominican Republic


CONTACT

sgarcia@advantaglobal.com
+1 809 547 3271
+1 809 413 6538

Profile
Sonia is an architect with more than 10 years of experience in architectural design, building construction management, and quantity take-off for budgeting purposes. In 2014 she founded SENACON, a company which provides consultancy services to the construction and real estate sectors, where she heads the architecture division. Her specialties include Architecture, Construction management and Technical Support in Civil Liability Claims. Sonia has also experience using technologies and aerial survey methods in the loss adjustment of outdoor assets such as landscaping, infrastructure, and civil works in general.

Professional Qualifications
— MSc Construction Management (Instituto Tecnologico Santo Domingo INTEC)
— Bachelor of Science in Architecture (Universidad Iberoamericana UNIBE)
— CAEDRO (Certificate in CAD Drawing, 2D and 3D Modelling, Introduction to BIM)

Languages
— Spanish
— English
— French

Architecture, Construction management, Technical Support in Civil Liability Claims. Use of technologies and aerial survey methods in the loss adjustment Dominican Republic Santo Domingo

Loss Adjusting
Construction
Specialist Liabilities

Argie Abasolo

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

CAT, Construction, Heavy Industry, Ports and Waterways


LOCATION

Puerto Rico


CONTACT

aabasolo@advantaglobal.com
+1 (786) 393 2409

Profile
Argie is a qualified civil engineer with extensive experience handling major and complex losses across the world including Venezuela, Mexico, the Caribbean and Spain. Throughout her career she has applied her extensive civil engineering and architecture expertise in major infrastructure projects (urbans and ports), tunnels, highways and metros in the USA and Spain predominantly. She has also developed her technical proficiency in handling NATCAT losses that have occurred as a result of various hurricanes, cyclones and severe flooding globally. She has also worked on numerous complex losses in heavy industry, ports and waterways.

Professional Qualifications
— BSc Eng. (Civil) in Maritime Ports and Waterways (Ecole National Des Travaux Publics De L'Etat)
— BSc Architecture (Universidad Central De Venezuela)
— Certified Loss Adjuster (Insurance Compensation Consortium, Spain)

Languages
— Spanish
— French
— English
— Italian
— Portuguese

CAT, Construction, Heavy Industry, Ports and Waterways Puerto Rico San Juan

Loss Adjusting

Edson Arana

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Machinery, Fire, Pressure Vessels


LOCATION

Mexico


CONTACT

earana@advantaglobal.com
+52 55 7446 8062

Profile
Edson is a Loss adjuster with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Before joining Advanta, he worked as an insurance consultant, dealing with claims related to Machine Breakdown, Civil Engineering and Fire. Edson joins the Advanta team to provide his knowledge and continue developing his career in the Loss Adjusting field.

Professional Qualifications
— BA Mechanical Engineering (Escuela Superior de Ingeniería Mecánica y Eléctrica, Mexico)

Languages
— Spanish
— English

Machinery, Fire, Pressure Vessels Mexico Mexico City

Loss Adjusting

Jean Damien Fonteneau

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Environment and pollution, Hydrogeology


LOCATION

France


CONTACT

france@advantaglobal.com

Profile
Jean-Damien is an engineer specialising in agronomy with more than 25 years of experience internationally in various fields (seeds, fertilisers, plant protection products and diseases) and agri-food (contamination, withdrawal/recall). With a Master's degree in Science and Technique in Plant Bio-physiology and an Engineering degree from the Dijon National Advanced Institute of Agronomy (Plant production and crops), Jean-Damien began his career as an Agro-Environmental Engineer for the Loire Atlantique Chamber of Agriculture. Afterwards, he joined Terrena where he was in charge of referencing plant protection products, seeds and fertilisers, and then continued at Cavac where he became head of agronomy and sector development.

Professional Qualifications
— Engineering from the Higher National Agronomy Institute of Dijon (ENESAD)
— Master’s Degree in Plant Biophysiology Sciences and Techniques

Languages
— French
— English

Environment and pollution, Hydrogeology France Paris

Loss Adjusting

Carlos Galan

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Fire, Machinery Breakdown, Cargo, Civil Liability


LOCATION

Mexico


CONTACT

cgalan@advantaglobal.com
+52 56 2181 3397
+52 55 5463 4341

Profile
Carlos has over 10 years of experience in the loss adjusting field. Before joining Advanta, he gained experience working on accounts related to the Government sector, including the National Guard and the Secretary of National Defence. His specialities include Fire, Machinery Breakdown, Cargo, and Civil Liability.

Professional Qualifications
— Diploma in Civil Engineering (Escuela Superior de Ingeniería y Arquitectura)

Languages
— Spanish
— English

Fire, Machinery Breakdown, Cargo, Civil Liability Mexico Mexico City

Loss Adjusting

Raquel Del Monte Peláez

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Contractual and Non-Contractual Civil Liability, Property, Personal and Family Law Insurance, Investigation


LOCATION

Dominican Republic


CONTACT

rdmonte@advantaglobal.com
+1 829 905 4207
+1 809 547 3271

Profile
Raquel has worked as Liability claims coordinator for the biggest Insurance broker of the country, handling coverage analyses for Liability claims. Additionally, she has executed a legal manager role and a litigation and monitoring manager role, taking charge of contracts’ drafting and revision as well as the drafting and revision of Insurance policies, contracts and bonds, as well as assistant lawyer in the negotiation of transactional agreements of national and international liability claims. Asides her vast experience in the Insurance industry, Raquel has exercised an assistant lawyer’s role for the public prosecutor of the national district and assistant lawyer of the intellectual property and high technology misdemeanour crimes unit.

Professional Qualifications
— Master in Insurance Programs Administration (PUCMM - Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre & Maestra)
— Master in Law of Civil Procedure (PUCMM - Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre & Maestra)
— Law Degree (PUCMM - Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre & Maestra)

Languages
— English
— Spanish
— French

Contractual and Non-Contractual Civil Liability, Property, Personal and Family Law Insurance, Investigation Dominican Republic Santo Domingo

Loss Adjusting
Specialist Liabilities

Andrew Davies

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Engineering, Construction, Commercial Property Damage, CAR / EAR


LOCATION

United Kingdom


CONTACT

adavies@advantaglobal.com
+44 (0) 7823 778 790

Profile
Andrew has 12 years’ experience within the insurance industry including 8 years working as a loss adjuster. Throughout his career, he has acquired considerable experience in handling a wide range of claims related to commercial property damage including CAR / EAR. At Advanta, Andrew continues to deal with a variety of construction and engineering claims which are his main specialities.

Professional Qualifications
— BSc (Hons) Computer Science
— Certificate CII (Chartered Insurance Institute)

Languages
— English

Engineering, Construction, Commercial Property Damage, CAR / EAR United Kingdom London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow

Loss Adjusting
Construction

German Pedraza

Director


SPECIALITIES

CAR/EAR, Liability, Construction, Business Interruption, ALOP, Aviation (Hull and Liability), Financial Risks (D&O, BBB), Marine and Machinery Breakdown


LOCATION

Colombia


CONTACT

gpedraza@advantaglobal.com
+57 310 867 9122
+57 (1) 746 76 52

Profile
Germán has almost thirty years of experience in the Latin American insurance market, having held senior management positions for more than twenty years in well-known multinational companies. He has developed his career in both the insurance and loss adjusting sectors, where he has specialized in Life, Motor, Property & Casualty claims. Germán also has extensive experience working on losses related to civil engineering works, oil & gas and property. Currently, Germán is leading the development of Advanta’s office in Colombia.

Professional Qualifications
— BEng in Civil Engineering (University of Santo Tomás)
— Diploma in Reinsurers (Colombian Association of Reinsurance Technicians)
— Engineering Insurance Course (Colombian College of Insurance Technicians)
— Course on BI, Basic Accounting and Legal Aspects of Contracts (Crawford Colombia)
— Course on Marine Insurance (National Insurance Institute)

Languages
— English
— Spanish

CAR/EAR, Liability, Construction, Business Interruption, ALOP, Aviation (Hull and Liability), Financial Risks (D&O, BBB), Marine and Machinery Breakdown Colombia Bogota

Loss Adjusting

Brenton Heron

Project Manager / Engineer


SPECIALITIES

Engineering, Construction, Civil Projects Management


LOCATION

Global reach


CONTACT

bheron@advantaglobal.com
+27 (0) 766 015 309

Profile
Brenton has over 20 years’ experience in Civil and Built projects. His valuable site experience was gained working on numerous civil and building projects for 13 years in London. Brenton has a strong background in construction and a subsequent Master’s Degree in Port and Coastal Engineering resulted in leading technical teams in complex governmental coastal projects over the past 6 years.

Professional Qualifications
— BSc Eng (Civil)
— MEng in Ports and Coastal Engineering

Languages
— English
— Afrikaans

Engineering, Construction, Civil Projects Management Global reach Quantity Surveying

Quantity Surveying

David Price

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Business Interruption, Property, Engineering, CAT


LOCATION

United Kingdom


CONTACT

dprice@advantaglobal.com
+44 (0) 7780 117 886

Profile
David is an experienced loss adjuster/forensic accountant specialised in business interruption, property, engineering, property and liability claims. He commenced his career as a qualified chartered accountant serving as a company accountant prior to working as a loss adjuster. He has worked in the UK and New Zealand for over 30 years and acquired a wealth of experience in business interruption and property claims. He has handled complex business interruption claims related to the Christchurch earthquakes amongst other natural disaster related claims. Throughout his career, David has also applied his strong accountancy and management skills in the running of two companies that provided repair and reinstatement services to the insurance industry, handling all their financial management aspects.

Professional Qualifications
— BEng Civil and Structural Engineering (University of Sheffield - United Kingdom)
— Chartered Loss Adjuster (ACILA - Associate of the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters)
— Chartered Accountant

Languages
— English

Business Interruption, Property, Engineering, CAT United Kingdom London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow

Loss Adjusting
Construction

Rosa Perez

Director


SPECIALITIES

Catastrophic Events, Financial Institutions, Fire, Business Interruption, Liability, Transport, Theft, Dispute Resolution, Litigation


LOCATION

Spain


CONTACT

rperez@advantaglobal.com
+34 63 814 6110
+34 91 636 38 15

Profile
Rosa has more than 36 years’ experience in the insurance industry. Throughout her career, she has handled commercial and industrial losses, a substantial portion of which were high complexity cases. Rosa specialises in claims related to CAT, fire, business interruption, transport, theft, liability and fidelity guarantees. She has also extensive experience in negotiations, litigation and dispute resolution

Professional Qualifications
— Licensed Loss Adjuster (SUDEASEG - Superintendence of Insurance of Venezuela)
— Financial Analyst with specialisation in Negotiations and Litigation (Central University of Venezuela)
— Industrial Administration (Institute IUTIRLA), Intermediate level Chemical Technician

Languages
— Spanish

Catastrophic Events, Financial Institutions, Fire, Business Interruption, Liability, Transport, Theft, Dispute Resolution, Litigation Spain Madrid

Loss Adjusting

Nedson Sobrinho

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Machinery Breakdown and Industrial Risks


LOCATION

Brazil


CONTACT

nsobrinho@advantaglobal.com
+55 (11) 9 9491 5588
+55 (21) 9 7627 4309

Profile
Nedson Gabriel has more than twenty years of experience in technical areas and administrative-financial management in the Insurance, Benefits and Financial segments, working for national and multinational companies. He has also experience in claims management, predominantly related to machinery breakdown and industrial risks.

Professional Qualifications
— Industrial Mechanical Technician (ETRR, Escola Técnica Rezende Rammel)
— Bachelor of International Trade (UNESA)
— Post Graduate Degree in Business Administration (UNESA)
— Executive MBA in Business Administration (Fundação Getúlio Vargas, FGV)

Languages
— Portuguese
— Spanish
— English

Machinery Breakdown and Industrial Risks Brazil São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro

Loss Adjusting

Sherman Binko

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Business Interruption, Energy, Property, Marine


LOCATION

France
Cameroon


CONTACT

sbinko@advantaglobal.com
+33 618 50 31 62
+33 170 98 33 77

Profile
Sherman is a Senior Loss Adjuster and member of the International Organization of Experts (ORDINEX). He has over 10 years of experience managing technical claims in the property, commercial and energy sectors. Sherman specializes in handling major material damage, energy and business interruption claims from a cradle to grave basis and has worked on various international losses throughout Africa and the UAE.

Professional Qualifications
— BSc (Hons) in Information Technology and Business Information Systems (London Middlesex University)
— ORDINEX (International Organization of Experts)
— Cert CII Claims (Chartered Insurance Institute)
— CILA (Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters)

Languages
— English
— French
— Basic German

Business Interruption, Energy, Property, Marine France Paris Cameroon
Douala
Loss Adjusting

Carlos Garces

Director


SPECIALITIES

Liability, Product Liability, Financial Risks, Business Interruption, Guarantee and Transport


LOCATION

Colombia


CONTACT

cgarces@advantaglobal.com
+57 (1) 311 830 36 98
+57 (1) 746 76 52

Profile
Carlos has over 13 years’ experience in the Colombian insurance and legal industry. Before joining Advanta, he held a senior management position where he was responsible for handling major and complex claims at one of the leading international insurance companies. Over the course of his career, he has developed his expertise in Property & Casualty insurance lines. In addition, he is recognised in the market for his speciality in losses related predominantly to Civil Liability and Financial Risks, together with his skills in litigation processes in complex and media-relevant claims. Currently, Carlos is responsible for the development of Advanta Colombia in the local and international markets.

Professional Qualifications
— LLB Law Degree (Universidad Católica de Colombia)
— Specialization in Insurance Law (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana), Quantification of Loss Course (National Insurance Institute)
— Analysis of Guarantee Insurance Course (Colombian Association of Technicians in Reinsurance)
— Marine and General Average Course (National Insurance Institute)

Languages
— English
— Spanish

Liability, Product Liability, Financial Risks, Business Interruption, Guarantee and Transport Colombia Bogota

Loss Adjusting
Specialist Liabilities

Edson Luiz Quinhonero

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Industrial All Risks, Power, Property, Liability


LOCATION

Brazil


CONTACT

elquinhonero@advantaglobal.com
+55 (11) 994 268 014

Profile
Edson has nearly 30 years of experience handling high value CAR / EAR, power, industrial all risk, property and liability claims. Prior to joining Advanta, he developed a successful career as an internal claims adjuster and held senior management positions at a range of leading local insurers in Brazil. Edson has also gained valuable experience in surety, rural, heavy equipment and marine insurance and he has participated in various international liability seminars.

Professional Qualifications
— BSc in Electrical Engineering (Mackenzie University)
— Certified Loss Adjuster (FUNENSEG –Fundação Escola Nacional de Seguros)

Languages
— Portuguese,
— Basic English
— Basic Spanish

Industrial All Risks, Power, Property, Liability Brazil São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro

Loss Adjusting

Ali Alsamaheeji

Director


SPECIALITIES

Property, CAR, EAR, Liability


LOCATION

Bahrain


CONTACT

ali.samaheeji@gilabh.com
+973 17253366
+973 36667378

Profile
Ali is a Loss Adjuster with over 12 years of experience in dealing with both local and international claims. He initiated his career at a prestigious international loss adjusting firm and possesses extensive experience in handling a wide variety of claims, including Property, CAR (Construction All Risks), EAR (Erection All Risks), and Product Liability. Ali also has experience in handling NAT CAT (Natural Catastrophe) events and was actively involved in the management of claims arising from Hurricane Irma in 2020.

Professional Qualifications
— Bachelor Of Business (CQ University)
— Mechanical engineering Certificate (General Motor Professional Certificate)
— Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)
— Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters (CILA)

Languages
— Arabic
— English

Property, CAR, EAR, Liability Bahrain Al Seef

Loss Adjusting
Construction
Specialist Liabilities

Jose Isauro Lavariega

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Casualty, Legal, Money Laundering and Fraud Prevention


LOCATION

Mexico


CONTACT

jlavariega@advantaglobal.com
+52 55 2318 2784
+52 55 5463 4341

Profile
Jose is a seasoned legal professional with 19 years of experience in the insurance industry. Prior to joining Advanta, he served as a legal consultant specializing in claims-related matters. His expertise extended to money laundering and fraud prevention processes, as well as the analysis and application of local legislation. Furthermore, he acted as a key liaison with regulatory authorities, ensuring strict compliance with their regulations. Jose has joined the Advanta team to contribute his extensive knowledge and expertise in providing support for Casualty claims.

Professional Qualifications
— Bachelor of Laws Degree (UNAM – C.U.
— Diploma in Civil and Family Law (UNAM)
— Diploma in European Integration Studies (Colegio de México)

Languages
— Spanish
— English

Casualty, Legal, Money Laundering and Fraud Prevention Mexico Mexico City

Loss Adjusting
Specialist Liabilities

Sebastian Ribes

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Civil Liability, Damages, Attorney, Executive hearing


LOCATION

United States


CONTACT

sribes@advantaglobal.com
+1 305 345 5618
+1 786 369 5151

Profile
Sebastián is a Lawyer with more than 8 years’ experience in the legal advice of corporations in the field of liability, corporate law, contractual and labour law. He specialises in claims related to general liability, commercial distribution, executive hearings, litigation, transactional mediation, internal judgements, and labour claims. He has provided counsel for companies in legal matters, including all types of procedures within the civil and commercial jurisdictions. Sebastián joins Advanta Miami’s team to contribute as an adjuster to the development of the Liability Division not only within the Anglo-Saxon market but also in the Latin-American region.

Professional Qualifications
— Lawyer (Congreso University, Argentina)
— Diploma in Civil Law and Liability
— MBA (Universidad Siglo XXI, Córdoba, Argentina – In progress)

Languages
— English
— Spanish

Civil Liability, Damages, Attorney, Executive hearing United States Miami, Houston

Loss Adjusting
Specialist Liabilities

Miguel A. Cabrera

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Engineering, Electric Equipment, Energy, Power


LOCATION

Dominican Republic


CONTACT

mcabrera@advantaglobal.com
+1 829 754 5388
+1 809 547 3271

Profile
Miguel is an engineer with more than 19 years’ experience in the Dominican Republic’s commercial and industrial sector. Over the course of his career, he has been involved in several engineering projects, including the design, budgeting and supervision of electromechanical sites. Miguel has specialised in the intervention of distribution transformers, capacitors and industrial refrigeration systems, following courses taken in Cuba and Spain. Miguel has also worked for one of the main energy distributors companies in the Dominican Republic within the engineering area, in charge of the design, budgeting and overseeing works in power substations. With 10 years’ experience as a loss adjuster, Miguel has focused on claims related to energy, engineering and electrical equipment, mainly related to machinery breakdown, fire and liability. In addition, he has undertaken complementary studies in fire protection systems and machinery breakdown insurance.

Professional Qualifications
— BSc Eng (Electrical) (INTEC - Santo Domingo Institute of Technology)
— Superior Degree in Direction and Project Management

Languages
— Spanish
— English

Engineering, Electric Equipment, Energy, Power Dominican Republic Santo Domingo

Loss Adjusting

Marta Soler

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Property, Liability


LOCATION

Argentina


CONTACT

msoler@advantaglobal.com
+54 9 11 356 119 83
+54 (11) 4545 3139

Profile
Over the course of her career spanning three decades, Marta has developed her valuable expertise in both commercial and technical fields of the insurance industry. She has been working as a loss adjuster since 2010 and her specialities include property and liability claims.

Professional Qualifications
— SSN (Argentina National Insurance Commission - Registered Loss Adjuster)

Languages
— Spanish

Property, Liability Argentina Buenos Aires

Loss Adjusting

Muder Ali

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Construction


LOCATION

UAE


CONTACT

mali@advantaglobal.com
+971 (50) 550 6863

Profile
Muder has more than 8 years’ experience as a structural engineer working on large-scale complex projects with both engineering design and construction supervision roles. He has a solid background on international design codes and site construction issues, and is now applying his knowledge towards engineering and construction claims whilst pursuing the relevant certifications in loss adjusting.

Professional Qualifications
— BSc Eng (Civil)

Languages
— English
— Arabic

Construction UAE Dubai, Abu Dhabi

Loss Adjusting