Laurent Debart



  • Chinese (Simplified, China)
  • French
  • English
  • Spanish

+377 99 99 98 67

YPI Monaco / YPI Asia

About me

After a Bachelor’s degree in Chinese at SOAS and a period in the French Navy, I spent seven years in China as a director of commercial enterprises before joining BRS in Paris as a shipbroker in 2000. Two years later, I set up BRS China, eventually becoming head of BRS Asia in 2010. It is fantastic to be able to combine my personal passion for sailing with my commercial and financial background in shipping to lead YPI through this exciting new phase of development.

My favourite destination

Chile and Patagonia

Although I spend a lot of my time in Asia, my favourite destination of all time is Chile and Patagonia. This is truly the end of the world, and I love everything about it: the culture, the people, the remoteness...and of course the awe-inspiring Cape Horn!