Bart Kimman onboard Camper and Nicholsons Asia
Published: Tuesday, 10 April 2018
Bart Kimman comes on board as Camper and Nicholsons Asia’s new Commercial Director, a major step forward to restructure the Asian branch and implement the company’s strategic plans.
(Photo: Bart Kimman)
With a recent expansion of the sales and charter teams, Bart will be spearheading the company’s strategic growth in the Asia market, working closely with Managing Director, Carmen Lau.
“We are very pleased to have Bart joining Camper and Nicholsons Asia to unveil a new chapter in the Asian yachting market,” says Lau.
“We needed an individual who is strategically minded, forward thinking with extensive personal and professional experience in yachting, particularly in our region – in Bart, we have found someone who will form an integral part of our dynamic new executive team and help us realise the full potential of Camper and Nicholsons in this crucial market.”
CEO, Paolo Casani added, “Bart joins Camper and Nicholsons Asia at an exciting juncture and we are delighted to have him onboard.
“With Bart’s experience in superyacht charter, brokerage and new build, enhanced by his extensive knowledge of the Asian markets, garnered over 20 years, we are confident that Bart will be a valuable asset to the Asia office and help us reach our full potential, creating a true customer orientated service for the Asian market, utilising our global knowledge and experience.”
“I am sure that Bart will contribute to the worldwide expansion and consolidation of Camper and Nicholsons and no doubt his experience, both in new build and brokerage, will be an added value to the team,” says CCO, Fabio Ermetto.
As an MYBA member and qualified yacht broker, Bart specialises in the brokerage of large sailing superyachts. He is also the exclusive Asia Pacific representative for the Royal Huisman shipyard, who is currently building a second sailing superyacht for the Asian market.
Camper and Nicholsons International announced its joint venture with their existing shareholder, Lai Sun Development Company Limited in 2017. This resulted in the strategic launch of Camper and Nicholsons Asia Holdings which enabled them to provide yachting services to clients in Asia from the company’s office in Hong Kong.