Jack Katzler returns to SSY for new Head of Capes – Middle East role

SSY, the world’s largest independent shipbroker has today announced the appointment of Jack Katzler, to the newly created role of Head of Capes (Middle East), effective from January 2025.

A highly regarded broker with over a decade’s experience in the industry, Katzler originally began his career at SSY in 2013, spending five years in London and Singapore respectively before moving to Braemar in 2019 where, until recently, he headed up its Dry Cargo division in Singapore.

Katzler, who initially will be based in Singapore before moving to Dubai in July ’25 will join Ben Dudman (Head of Capes – Atlantic), Inderpreet Tandon (Head of Capes – Pacific) and Will Katzler (Partner, Dry Cargo) to focus on further expanding SSY’s global Capes business.

Speaking on the appointment, Stanko Jekov, SSY Managing Partner comments: “I’m delighted that Jack is returning home to SSY for this important new role. We have ambitious plans for our Capes business and I’m confident that Jack, together with Ben, Inderpreet and of course Will, can continue to grow our global position even further.”

Also speaking on today’s announcement, Jack Katzler comments: “I’m very happy to be returning to SSY at this exciting time in the firm’s development.  SSY’s standing in the global broking space is second to none. In its 144-year history, it has undoubtedly achieved legendary status but what particularly excites me about the SSY I know today is how it continues to innovate, evolve and move forward. That, in addition to the opportunity of working with such an experienced and talented team, was an offer to good to refuse and I look forward to working together to grow our Capes business around the world.”


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