Hugo Damasceno

Chartered Loss Adjuster – Specialist liabilities & Property

Hugo has a bachelor degree in architecture, he is a Chartered Loss Adjuster, and a licenced building professional in New Zealand and Brazil. Hugo is also a New Zealand Green Building Council accredited professional. Hugo started his career working on the design and construction of housing developments, houses, and groups of high density buildings. He also worked with catastrophe mitigation and management, frequently involving landslides and floods. He then moved to the commercial building field where he worked on various projects and construction including the Rio de Janeiro subway system, and several shopping malls. Hugo relocated to New Zealand in 1996 and continued working in the same areas. Following the Canterbury earthquake sequence, commencing September 2010, Hugo became heavily involved in scoping and agreeing reinstatement of earthquake damaged structure, initially working as a consultant for insured entities and then working in the claims management sector, agreeing and settling numerous losses for both earthquake damage and other building losses, including litigation support roles. Hugo has a wealth of experience on Catastrophe Response and Management. He has worked with floods, fire and earthquakes.