brand MARINE CONSULTANTS GmbH (bMC) announced that Peter Wölk joined the company as CEO based in Hamburg on January 1, 2017. As a member of the company’s management team, he will shape strategic, operational and commercial business activities and initiatives for bMC around the world.
Wölk is a German lawyer and member of the Hamburg bar association but also an engineer for maritime transport, who studied Nautical Sciences. He has gained considerable industry insight throughout his career. First nautical experiences he collected on board of the Gorch Fock of the German Navy, later also on commercial vessels. Prior joining bMC, he has been for nearly five years the Claims Director of Hanseatic Underwriters, a fixed premium P&I and FD&D provider. Prior to this he gained deep experience in maritime law as well as large casualty handling while first working as a maritime lawyer in a law office followed by more than six years working for a leading P&I correspondent. That followed he worked as Senior Operations Manager and Legal Consultant for a major international Flag State Administration.
Apart from his office duties, Wölk regularly acts as lecturer e.g. at the Bucerius Education GmbH and the University of Applied Sciences in Bremen. He also acts as an arbitrator at the German Maritime Arbitration Association (GMAA) and is a member of the German Association for International Maritime Law (DVIS) and the German Society of Travel Law (DGfR).
Wölk’s core competences include the combination of legal and nautical expert knowledge, large casualty handling, process and organizational development, risk assessment and analysis.