American Club’s 2015 Trinity House presentation

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Vincent Solarino at the podium presenting the annual report n fron of a full house

Vince Solarino at the podium presenting the annual report in front of a full house

Off to Trinity House last Friday noon, this unique landmark in the heart of London’s Square Mile which enjoys for over 501 years a superb location overlooking the Tower of London and Father Thames, for the annual presentation and pre-Christmas buffet lunch hosted by the American Club.

Vince Solarino, president and COO of SCB Inc, which manages the American P&I Club, had a double task this year: he had to speak for Joe Hughes, Chairman and CEO of SCB, Inc., Managers of the American P&I Club who had a last minute unexpected accident  when struck by a cyclist while walking in London, and also to explain all the latest vital statistics of the Club as well as Eagle Ocean Marine, the fixed P&I facility of the American Club, managed by Eagle Ocean Agencies, which is part of the management group.

Vince Solarino during his presentation

Vince Solarino during his presentation

He also spoke about the connection of the Club to the Greek shipping market, stressing what really prompted the Club to embark on and achieve the difficult task of saving the legacy of the Hellenic Hull Mutual through the knowhow of its Managers, Hellenic Hull Management headed by the well-known internationally specialist Ilias Tsakiris, while creating a new commercial underwriting company through an investment mechanism which would transfer the good will and ensure continuity of Cypriot/Greek underwriting capacity.

Dorothea Ioannou

Dorothea Ioannou

 

Throughout the meticulously prepared slides presentation, Solarino even mentioned the humorous capacity and capabilities of absent Joe Hughes, particularly on keeping the presentation’s time-frame allocated, receiving the applause from the audience!

Solarino, after ending the excellent slides presentation, called Dorothea Ioannou to the podium and explained to all present her new role as Global Business Development Director, congratulating her also for her business acumen! Dorothea Ioannou, Managing Director of the Managers’ Piraeus Liaison Office, spoke briefly about the Club’s business development and mainly success in the region – EMEA, with its greatest constituency in Greece.  She was also warmly applauded!

Ilias Tsakiris

Ilias Tsakiris

Towards the end, Solrino called and introduced to the audience Ilias Tsakiris, Managing Director of HHM who took the podium presenting the underwriting philosophy of the American Hellenic to the market while explaining in further detail, the synergy between the Hellenic Hull Mutual which will eventually run off, and the new independent American Hellenic which will carry on the local underwriting capacity on a global platform.

l to r: Ilias Tsakiris with Dorothea Ioannou, Vince Solarino and Niki Tiga from the SBC London Office

l to r: Ilias Tsakiris with Dorothea Ioannou, Vince Solarino and Niki Tiga from the SBC London Office

 

A lovely buffet reception followed with excellent drinks and dips with networking to the fore! A good chance to meet many friends from the past and be introduced to newcomers from the international insurance marker and beyond.

We wish Joe Hughes a quick recovery and look forward to the American Club’s Centenary in 2017!

l to r: Ioanna Vitta from Thomas Cooper, Niki Tiga, Marilena Papachristodoulou from Marsh, Iliana Stefa from Thomas Cooper and Alessandra Petillo from Toriello LSN

l to r: Ioanna Vitta from Thomas Cooper’s Piraeus office, Niki Tiga, Marilena Papachristodoulou from Marsh, Iliana Stefa from Thomas Cooper’s London office and Alessandra Petillo from Toriello LSN Genoa office

The American Club was founded in New York in February 1917 and is the only P&I mutual domiciled in the United States. In addition to its US headquarters in New York, the club is able to provide local service across all time zones, communicating in 11 languages, with subsidiary offices in London, Piraeus, Shanghai, Dalian, and Hong Kong, and a worldwide network of correspondents.

Intense networking at the buffet lunch

Intense networking at the buffet lunch

 

 

Fiona Clarke from SBC London office with Anny Zade from allaboutshipping

Fiona Clarke from SBC London office with Anny Zade from allaboutshipping

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