Fumio Kure has been appointed LR's General Manager of Japan for Marine and Offshore. Fumio joins us from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and will start his new role on July 1 2016, as a successor of Kazuaki Yuasa.
He graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1980 and completed his Masters in 1982 at the same university. He joined MHI in April 1982 and has been working there for 34 years.
Fumio had various roles at MHI, more recently he was Technical Advisor during the build of a drill ship at ECOVIX in Brazil and has been Deputy General Manager of MHI Kobe Shipyard and Machinery Works. Fumio’s latest appointment was as Senior Chief Engineer in the Shipbuilding & Ocean Development Division.
General Manager of Japan, Kazuaki Yuasa said: "Fumio brings with him years of experience in the maritime industry and we look forward to expanding our business in the future with the support of our clients and LR colleagues globally. I am confident that Kure san’s appointment will enable us to provide a seamless service to our clients and I’m sure he will provide strong leadership for LR."