F Humera Ahmed has been appointed Vice-President of Legal and Business Development of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), the US-based manager of the Liberian Registry.
Mrs Ahmed brings to her new role at LISCR nine years of experience as an attorney at Blank Rome LLP where she focused on maritime transactions, finance issues and business development. She holds a law degree from the School of Law at Rutgers University in New Jersey.
LISCR’s Chief Operations Officer, Alfonso Castillero, says, “Humera is a very energetic, self-confident, knowledgeable and proactive person. Her enthusiastic personality and legal / shipping background will significantly benefit and strengthen the presence of LISCR in the New York and Connecticut markets.”
Before joining LISCR, Humera Ahmed helped clients to negotiate and structure transactions under US and foreign law, and regularly advised on vessel-secured financings, ship purchases and sales, maritime bankruptcies and restructurings, vessel charters and corporate governance for domestic and foreign companies.
She will be based in LISCR’s New York office, from where she can expand the LISCR global team and bring the Liberian Registry closer to the international legal community in general, and to the New York legal market in particular.
Humera Ahmed says, “I am thrilled to be joining the Liberian Registry, which has consistently been one of the most reputable ship and corporate registries in the world for more than 70 years. I also welcome the opportunity to work with the legal community, both internationally and domestically, and to help ensure that the Liberian Registry continues to provide first-class expertise to the wide variety of stakeholders who rely on its services.”