Our People

Our business is built upon extensive expertise and highly-experienced staff.

Professional Personnel

Ali Saidi

Country Manager - Qatar

Ali Saidi joined GRS in 2022 as a Senior Engineering...

Robyn Simpson

Finance & Operations Assistant

Providing support to the wider team with invoicing and other...

Darrell Smith

Senior Adjuster

With an extensive oilfield and adjusting career spanning over 40...

Mark Smith

Director, Head of Property and Specialist Liabilities

GRS International in Dubai, Chartered Loss Adjuster, Mark Smith is GRS’...

Scott Smith

Operations Director

GRS International in London, Scott Smith as operations director. Scott Smith worked...

Jeff Stenberg

Executive General Adjuster

Jeff Stenberg joined GRS through the 2020 acquisition of William...

Sam Toumbev

Senior Forensic Accountant

Sam Toumbev is an experienced Forensic Accountant, joining GRS from an...

Ali Saidi

Position: Country Manager - Qatar
Phone: +974 5528 3499
Email: asaidi@globalrisksolutions.com
Categories: Construction and Engineering, Engineering Consulting, Global Management Team
Location: Doha, International, Qatar

Ali Saidi joined GRS in 2022 as a Senior Engineering Loss Adjuster and Branch Manager in Qatar, with almost a decade of experience managing technical and complex insurance claims. Before GRS, Ali worked as a loss adjuster for a leading firm based in KSA,  Qatar and London. Before that, he worked as a Chemical Process Engineer for several years, holds a Master’s in Chemical Engineering (MEng) from UCL, and is a fluent Arabic speaker.

His experience includes the Design, Construction, Operations and Commissioning of various facilities worldwide.

Ali has extensive experience within the GCC Insurance market (KSA and Qatar), handling and providing technical input on various claims, including energy, construction, business interruption, and machinery breakdown. Major assignments include

  • Various energy losses in the Middle East region of 5-30 Million SAR
  • Dakar Rally nominated adjuster (2020 & 2021)
  • Various general property and liability claims with flood, fire and other perils

Ali also worked briefly as an Energy and Risk Engineering Manager for a leading GCC Insurer. He interacted with reinsurers and brokers for new tenders and existing Insureds, reviewing and commenting on various energy slips for renewals and new business.

Ali has experience in various engineering calculations (including pressure relief valves, compressor settle out, depressurization, equipment sizing and line sizing) and design of PFDs, P&IDs, Process Datasheets, and Heat & Material balances and inspected facilities to ensure mechanical process integrity of various systems. This experience has led Ali to conduct various Risk Surveys for significant Oil and Gas/Energy/ Engineering/ Construction operators in the Middle East.

Robyn Simpson

Position: Finance & Operations Assistant
Phone: +44 7802 590990
Email: rsimpson@globalrisksolutions.com
Categories: Global Management Team
Location: International, London

Providing support to the wider team with invoicing and other operational duties.

•Managing and support teams of up to 40 people with a variety of tasks –diary management, travel bookings and expenses

•Billing and Work In Progress –administrational supporting.

Darrell Smith

Position: Senior Adjuster
Phone: 713.906.1993
Email: Darrell.smith@rwinkler.com
Categories: Energy and Power, Specialist Liabilities
Location: Houston

With an extensive oilfield and adjusting career spanning over 40 years, Darrell started in the oil and gas industry as a drilling fluids engineer where he assisted in drilling wells at onshore, offshore and international locations. Darrell also worked at an independent oilfield service company specializing in the distribution of oilfield tubular equipment, during which he managed sales offices in Texas and California.

Darrell has worked for 17 years as an energy insurance loss adjuster in Houston. He has handled a wide range of domestic and international claims specializing in the control of well, onshore/offshore construction, physical damage (including rigs, compressors, tank batteries, offshore fixed and deepwater floating platforms, subsea installations, and pipelines), business interruption/loss of production income, and pollution.

Major loss assignments include various deepwater claims for pipeline collapse during installation and floating platform riser failures (Gulf of Mexico); deep water marine riser failure (Brazil); various massive surface blowouts resulting in pollution and third-party claims (GOM, Louisiana, Venezuela, Mexico & Bolivia); pipeline construction claims and numerous onshore and offshore physical damage claims caused by named storms/hurricanes.

Mark Smith

Position: Director, Head of Property and Specialist Liabilities
Phone: +971 (0) 54 252 0950
Email: msmith@globalrisksolutions.com
Categories: Property
Location: Dubai

GRS International in Dubai, Chartered Loss Adjuster, Mark Smith is GRS’ Director, Head of Property and Specialist Liabilities with a focus on GRS’ Middle East operations United Arab Emirates. Before joining GRS, he owned and operated a leading regional firm and built a reputation as one of the most experienced and expert Chartered Loss Adjusters in the Middle East.

Scott Smith

Position: Operations Director
Phone: +44 (0) 7442 925 519
Email: ssmith@globalrisksolutions.com
Categories: Construction and Engineering
Location: London

GRS International in London, Scott Smith as operations director. Scott Smith worked at a global claims company. Iqbal was head of construction, London market, in the company’s International Construction & Engineering division. Scott Smith served as operations director, International Construction.

Jeff Stenberg

Position: Executive General Adjuster
Phone: 860.409.7639
Email: jstenberg@wkramerassociates.com
Categories: Construction and Engineering, Energy and Power, Property, Renewables
Location: Hartford

Jeff Stenberg joined GRS through the 2020 acquisition of William Kramer & Associates (WKA). He began his career in 1987 performing boiler and machinery loss prevention surveys and jurisdictional inspections at large commercial properties including heavy hazard occupancies. He was responsible for conducting high-profile account and/or value surveys outside the United States.

In January 1994 he moved to Frankfurt, Germany, where he hired and trained European nationals to conduct Boiler & Machinery Loss Prevention Surveys outside of North America. In 1996 he returned to Connecticut as a claim consultant for Industrial Risk Insurers. His main responsibility was to provide claims department and company management technical assistance in large, unusual, and/or complex losses. Two years later Jeff became a General Adjuster within the Special Risk Unit responsible for all losses within a book of high hazard occupancies accounts.

He also supervised claim adjustments for losses in Africa and India. He joined VeriClaim (McLarens Toplis North America) and became lead adjuster for the Boston office. He joined Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Company (HSB) in 2011 as one of two Executive General Adjusters responsible for supervision and management of all losses in excess of $100,000.

From August 2012 to June 2013 he was responsible for the development, implementation, and training of Claim Standards, and representing the Claims Department in company activities related to supporting existing and development of new products. In 2013, Jeff joined WKA as an Executive General Adjuster in the Connecticut office, where he focuses on large, high-hazard occupancy Builders Risk/Construction losses. He holds the Associate in Claims designation.


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Sam Toumbev

Position: Senior Forensic Accountant
Phone: +44 (0) 7557 965049
Email: SToumbev@globalrisksolutions.com
Categories: Forensic Accounting
Location: London

Sam Toumbev is an experienced Forensic Accountant, joining GRS from an international loss adjusting firm. Before that, he was a Senior Associate at C Lewis forensic accountants. Samis a Chartered Accountant and brings with him a wealth of experience in assessing complex time element claims, in construction and operational phases, on behalf of global insurers. He will work as an integral part of GRS’ multidisciplinary Complex Claims Solutions loss adjusting team.


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