Brookes Bell further expands Asia-Pacific team with addition of new Managing Marine Engineer


Brookes Bell, the leading technical and scientific consultancy for the marine and energy sectors, has recruited Dhaneshwar Nath as a Managing Marine Engineer in their Shanghai office. Nath, with his extensive expertise and distinguished career spanning over two decades, further enhances Brookes Bell’s commitment to delivering industry leading services to clients across the region.

This strategic hire follows the recent addition of Captain Hisyam Haron in Singapore, showcasing Brookes Bell’s deep commitment to the APAC region and its ambitious vision for the future.

Having graduated from Birla Institute of Technology and Science in 2005 with a degree in Marine Engineering, Nath commenced his career at Anglo-Eastern where he worked his way up the ranks to become Chief Engineer. His tenure at Anglo-Eastern culminated in his appointment as Vessel Manager, based in Hong Kong, where he demonstrated exceptional leadership and operational prowess. During his tenure, he was responsible for handling geared bulk carriers, creating drydock specifications and overseeing major vessel drydocking and retrofit operations, including engines and ballast water systems.

In addition, he has also built up extensive experience of contact damage and damage assessment, allowing him to expertly assist H&M underwriters, P&I Clubs, Charterers and maritime law professionals with claims and disputes.

Now based in Shanghai, Nath brings a wealth of experience to the role, having navigated various facets of marine engineering throughout his career. His mastery in vessel operations, safety management, and regulatory compliance positions him as a cornerstone in Brookes Bell’s mission to provide innovative solutions and expert consultancy services to clients in Asia and beyond.

Commenting on Nath’s appointment, Tom Ainsley, Director of Brookes Bell Asia-Pacific, noted, “Nath’s arrival marks a significant milestone in our journey to strengthen our Asia-Pacific team.  With his exceptional talent and expertise, he is the perfect fit to help us elevate our services and exceed client expectations in this dynamic shipping region.

“As we continue to expand our team in the region, we remain steadfast in our commitment to sourcing the best and brightest talent in the industry, and Nath is a prime example of that. Brookes Bell is dedicated to maintaining our position as a leader in providing exceptional services to our clients by ensuring we have the very best specialists available globally,” he added.

Nath’s addition underscores Brookes Bell’s dedication to attracting top-tier talent and fostering a culture of innovation and excellence.  His presence in Shanghai signifies the firm’s commitment to providing localised support and tailored solutions to clients across Asia and the Asia-Pacific region.

Brookes Bell is a leading multi-disciplinary technical and scientific consultancy serving the maritime and energy sectors.

Founded in Liverpool in 1903, Brookes Bell also operates in the UK, Europe, USA, Shanghai, and Singapore and enjoys a reputation for being the ‘go to’ firm for casualty investigation, forensic analysis, technical dispute resolution, and expert witness work.

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