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New Managing Director for Braemar Howells

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New MD appointment press release - Zal RustomWe are pleased to announce the appointment of Zäl Rustom (pictured on the left)  as Managing Director of Braemar Howells with effect from 1 March 2016.  Zäl brings a wealth of experience in incident response and has worked in the international Oil and Gas and Transport sectors for 30 years. Zäl will assume full management responsibility for Braemar Howells on joining.

After nearly 30 years of service as Managing Director, Simon Rickaby has decided to step back from day to day executive duties.  He has however agreed to become non-executive Chairman of Braemar Howells.

James Kidwell, Chief Executive of Braemar Shipping Services PLC, commented, “I am delighted that Zäl has agreed to join and lead Braemar Howells in a new era for the company. It is also especially pleasing that Simon’s knowledge and experience will continue to be available to the company and that he will remain involved in support of Zäl and his leadership team.  I would like to take this opportunity of thanking Simon for his valuable contributions over the last 30 years.”

About Braemar Shipping Services plc

Braemar Shipping Services plc is a leading international provider of knowledge and skill-based services to the shipping, marine, energy, offshore and insurance industries. Founded in 1972, Braemar employs approximately 1, 000 people in more than 70 locations worldwide across its Shipbroking, Technical and Logistics divisions.  In July 2014 Braemar merged with ACM Shipping Group PLC.


Braemar joined the Official List of the London Stock Exchange in November 1997 and trades under the symbol BMS.

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