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OUR PEOPLE

ALICIA GAST

MANAGING DIRECTOR – PARTNER

Our Executive Manager with more than 35 years in the Colombian maritime field is one of the P&I Correspondent with more knowledge and experience in the country. Graduated as lawyer from University Nuestra Señora del Rosario, with an LLM Degree in Marine and Insurance law from the University of Southampton (England) Alicia worked for Flota Mercante Grancolombiana for more than 20 years as Head of the Insurance and Claims Department, being responsible for all types of claims, casualties, placing and renewing all FMG insurance policies in the international market and, implementing Risk control programs. Working together with Jardines Matheson she had practical training in Ship management in Hong Kong, Pusan Korea (Shipyards) and Philippines (Crew manning). She was an active member of the Association of Latin-American Shipowners, ALAMAR, and the Colombian Ship Owners Association ARMACOL which published her first book titled “The Legal & Practical Effects of Hamburg Rules” which led her to various invitations, thereafter to give conferences in Uruguay and Chile always defending the point of view and interests of the ship owners.She has contributed with many other publications for Clubs and Maritime magazines.

Founder of A&A MULTINSPEC in 1991 she led this firm – during 20 years – to be one of the leading P&I Correspondent in Colombia .

Since September 2010 she’s  partner of  A&A Multiprime that has incorporated  new  young lawyers that have brought all their enthusiasm to face the challenges of our every day changing industries

SANTIAGO MORENO ANDRADE

FOUNDING PARTNER

CARLOS DUQUE

ASSOCIATE

Carlos is an associate at our legal practice and at our marine claims handling department. His work at A&A Multiprime involves acting for ship owners, P&I clubs and charterers in various contentious and non-contentious matters.

Graduated as Lawyer from Universidad Javeriana (Bogota, Colombia), he has worked as intern at the Office of PROCOLOMBIA for South East Asia and Oceania in Jakarta and has experience advising Colombian entrepreneurs in legal and commercial issues related with international trading and direct investment in South East Asia and Oceania.

He is fluent in English and speaks basic Bahasa Indonesia.

Thekla Mitsi

THEKLA MITSI

ASSOCIATE

Thekla is a Greek Lawyer graduated from Aristoteleion University of Thessaloniki, with a Master (LL.M) in Commercial and Company Law of Erasmus University Rotterdam, emphasising the areas of Maritime and Transport Law.   

Thekla is a Lecturer of International Maritime Law in the University of Rosario in Bogotá. She counts with 3 years of diverse work experience of legal practice in Greece in the fields of comercial, civil, corporate, real estate and penal law, as an associate and freelance lawyer. She has worked also as an intern in the Legal Counsil of the Greek State and in the County Court of Katerini. She speaks English, Greek, Spanish and French.

She has joined the marine handling department of A&A Multiprime as a Claims Handler, focusing on the Greek and European portfolio.

LAURA MOJICA/BLANCA RIVERA

FINANCIAL & ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENT

Laura is our administrative coordinator. She has worked as an admin/finance coordinator in several prestigious domestic companies she holds a BA/Degree.

Blanca Rivera has work in the company for more than eighteen years and know very well our company, she is in charge of all administrative matters.

ENGINEER MANUEL CALDERÓN

MARINE SURVEYOR – BARRANQUILLA

Eng. Manuel Calderon is a graduated Naval Engineer as well as a Captain from the Colombian Navy Academy of Cartagena. From 1987 to 1990, worked for Flota Mercante Grancolombiana, first as Chief Engineer on board and later on as Overseas Dry Dock Inspector. He is a licensed Naval Inspector from the Colombian General Maritime Direction (DIMAR) as well as from other international Class Societies . Eng. Calderon has attended many national and international courses and diplomats specifically addressed for Marine Inspectors-among others- in the areas of SOLAS, MARPOL, IMO Code, ISPS, ISM, Port State Control Conventions. In the P&I area, Eng. Calderon has the right and opportune contacts with Port Authorities and Port Facilities Administrations, which assures an efficient handling of your particular cases.

CAPTAIN MIGUEL ANTONIO CARO

MARINE SURVEYOR- BUENAVENTURA

Graduated on 1985 from Cartagena´s Naval Academy after being in command of Pacific patrol submarines , and thereafter merchant vessels . He was trained in Germany, Holland and Sweden among other topics on satellite navigation , ship’s computers and electrical systems.Thereafter he was appointed Commander of the Naval forces in the Pacific Area. On his civil life he was awarded with various Honours degrees by the Army, the Major and the Governor of the Pacific region for his contribution to Buenaventura´s Port development. For the last twelve years after obtaining his license to operate as qualified surveyor ” Navigation & Deck” and ” Naval Engineer” category A , he worked for various Classification Societies like Lloyds and is now “our man” in this Area.Captain Caro and his staff also attend the ports of Tumaco and Leticia.

CAPTAIN ROBERTO SPICKER

MARINE SURVEYOR – CARTAGENA

Captain Spicker graduated from the Naval Academy of Cartagena. He also obtained a degree from Universidad de los Andes at Bogotá in “Top Management Postgraduate Studies” and from A&M University at Galveston Texas in “Oil Spill Control and Management”. Captain Spicker is a Chief Engineer from DIMAR since 1984 and is a Maritime Expert at the Arbitration and Conciliation Center from the Chamber of Commerce in Cartagena since 1975. He has also worked for several Classification Societies such as Lloyds. From 1968 to 1984 he worked for the Flota Mercante Grancolombiana as an Engineer Officer onboard different type of Vessels.He is a professional quite respected by authorities in this beautiful town.

ENGINEER ALFREDO ORCASITAS

MARINE SURVEYOR – PUERTO BOLIVAR

Eng. Orcasitas is our very valuable “local” Marine surveyor at “La Guajira” Department located at the very North of Colombia, where it is located one of the major Coal Terminals, Puerto Bolivar. In this very exotic almost desert area one could say that a very autochthonous culture prevails, therefore he speaks the native cultural language, is quite known by the people, is familiar with their traditions etc, expertise that no “foreigner” might be able to achieve so easily..
We get to know Engineer Orcasitas as a very well respected Chief Engineer of Flota Mercante Grancolombiana vessels, company with whom he works from 1970 to 1992. and , as complementary studies, among others, we can mentioned ,Training at Gdansk Drydock (polland) before delivery of three new buildings, Course on Practical Boiler Water testing (New Jersey, 1983) Training Course on Motor Diesels (Switzerland, 1986), US Department of the Treasury Sea Carrier training (Miami, 1987), Training on Refrigeration Plants ( Sweden 1983) and obtained a degree on Managing skills from the University of Cartagena, (1996). Thereafter he was appointed representative for GRANELCO ( bulk carrier that belongs to FMGs group) and Manager of FMG’s Port agency in La Guajira (from 1993 to 1996).
Eng Orcasitas performs as full licensed Naval Marine Surveyor in all the North area of our country and has been working with us since 1997

CAPTAIN ALBERTO CUÉLLAR GARZÓN

MARINE SURVEYOR – SANTA MARTA

Captain Cuellar obtained a degree from the Colombian Naval Academy of Cartagena. From 1977 to 1983, Captain Cuellar worked for the Flota Mercante Grancolombiana as First Officer onboard different types of Vessels.

He has a license as Naval Surveyor from the Colombian General Maritime Direction (DIMAR). Captain Cuellar has attended many national and international courses and diplomats specifically addressed for Marine Inspectors in the areas of IMO and ISPS many other international conventions and entities.