Joining Northrop & Johnson with more than 25 years of yachting experience — 20 of which were spent exclusively in Asia — Lee is the founder of and Managing Director of Lee Marine, which he established in 1997. With more than 700 yachts sold and delivered, Lee Marine is one of the oldest, most established brokerages in Asia.
While Lee will retain Lee Marine for all dealership rights under their exclusive agreements for Thailand along with vessels smaller than 30 meters, he will assume the role of managing director for Northrop & Johnson Asia effective immediately.
“We are extremely excited and honored to have Josh joining the Northrop & Johnson senior management team as Managing Director for Asia where we expect to see significant growth in the coming years” says Northrop & Johnson COO Daniel Ziriakus. “We feel that under the revamped management, our Asia team will be able to better assist our clients and achieve greater success, while being more integrated with our Australian office, four offices in Europe and six offices in the U.S.”
“I see this as a natural move for both Lee Marine and Northrop & Johnson Asia as we will concentrate both companies on their core strengths. Both companies under my leadership will continue to thrive in their respective areas. Lee Marine will continue its award-winning sales and after-sales service of new and used vessels smaller than 30 meters and Northrop & Johnson will concentrate on large brokerage sales, new construction and project management, charter and vessel management services,” says Lee.
Lee promises to deliver the high standards the industry has come to expect from him with respect to his new role at Northrop & Johnson, which has an established 10 years presence in the region. The new management will reaffirm Northrop & Johnson Asia as the benchmark large yacht brokerage in the region.
Northrop & Johnson look forward to an exciting new chapter in the Asian market with Joshua at the helm.
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