Ajaz PeermohamedVice President, Global Head of Collision Claims at Gard
Ajaz joined Gard (UK) Limited in 2001 from a seagoing career of 18 years. He is a qualified Master Mariner with considerable experience on tankers, bulk carriers and large containerships. He also holds a Masters degree (LLM) in Maritime Law. Ajaz is Head of Claims at Gard (UK) Limited with emphasis on casualty work and is Vice President – Global Head of Collison Claims for the Gard Group. Prior to joining Gard, he worked for A.P.Møller (Maersk) where he served across all ranks; including as Master for four years, and as Owners Superintendent for A.P Møller takeover projects and new build takeovers from Hyundai. Ajaz is Gard’s representative on the International Group Pilotage, Maritime Security & Claims Co-operation sub-committee.
Gard is a shipowner-controlled provider of P&I, marine and energy insurance products. Founded in Arendal in Norway, it is one of the largest marine insurers in the world, offering shipowners and operators, shipyards, contractors and oil companies a breadth and choice of products not available anywhere else in one place. For over 100 years, we have focused on providing the maritime industries with insurance products that offer financial protection and practical assistance when disaster strikes. Today Gard has 37% of the Nordic marine hull market and 17% market share among the International Group of P&I Clubs. Members and clients have always relied on Gard’s first class financial security to protect them against the risks that concern them, and to compensate them promptly for their losses. We now have an A+ rating from Standard and Poor’s, one of the highest security ratings in the marine market.