The Liberian International Ship and Corporate Registry (LISCR), has expanded its leadership team by adding two veteran industry experts with decades of experience to its ranks, Thomas Klenum, as senior Vice President of Maritime Operations, while Reynaldo Garibaldi was appointed senior Vice President of Maritime Operations and South America.

Seatrade Maritime reports that Klenum, who is based at the Registry’s headquarters, is in charge of the Regulations and Standards, Investigations, and Fleet Security and Certifications Divisions, after spending the last six years within the Registry and its group of companies in Europe.

He also served as Technical Director and represented Liberia at IMO, following a twenty-year career as senior executive in Lloyds Register as General Manager and Principal Surveyor.

Garibaldi will divide his time between the headquarters office and the Registry’s Panama branch. With over 25 years of experience, he started off his career as a deck officer before working for the Panamanian Maritime Authority, 10 years of which were spent in their New York office.

He also led major casualty investigations as Chief of Navigation and Maritime Safety after acting as IMO auditor and Technical Manager.

“An organisation is only as good as its people, and we are truly honoured to be an organisation with great people, and truly experienced industry professionals. Thomas and Reynaldo each bring such a unique skillset to the flag, and I know that our clients will directly benefit from having them on the team,” said LISCR COO, Alfonso Castillero.

“They join an already deep team of true shipping experts. We don’t have bureaucrats, but people with real sea experience, industry experience, and the know-how to ensure our fleet is safe, compliant, and our clients get the exact service they need.

With the Registry’s growth comes the need to augment the team to ensure fleet safety, and service delivery. To achieve this, we found the best and added them to our senior team. The shipping industry has always known Liberia, and its staff, to be the best, and this reputation only continues with these two high calibre professionals,” added Castillero.

The latest announcement closely follows the establishment of the Liberian Registry’s LNG and Offshore leadership, the opening of offices in Oslo, Imabari, and Houston, and the appointment of key Regional Compliance Managers in United States ports.

The Liberian Registry is the fastest growing ship registry having increased by 18m tonnes, almost 12%, in the last 12 months.