Melis Otmar is the Marine Claims Director at BMS Group. She has over 18 years of experience in handling complex and high-value marine insurance claims with a prior background in shipping.
After she graduated from Robert College in Istanbul Turkey, she obtained her BA from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA. She moved to London in 2002 and after receiving her Masters Degree in Shipping, Finance and Trade from The Cass Business School in 2004, she immediately started her marine insurance claims broking career.
Since then she has qualified as a Lloyd’s broker in 2005, an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute in 2011 and an Associate Member of the Association of Average Adjusters in 2015.
She is the current Chairperson of the LIIBA Marine Claims Sub-Committee and sitting at various market Committees representing marine insurance claims brokers.