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Rolf Thore Roppestad, Chief Executive, said “I am pleased that we have been able to fill this strategically important role from within Gard. Christian offers us a strong combination of in-depth financial understanding and strategic insight about the group’s structure, operational needs and the future challenges.

“Over the last several years, Christian has been deeply involved in a number of key projects for the group and has demonstrated his capabilities in tackling key issues and thinking strategically. There is no doubt that as the marine insurance industry continues to develop and evolve, these skills will be of tremendous value to the group.”

Christian joined Gard in 2014 from Skretting Group in Stavanger where he was Senior Business Controller. He qualified as an auditor with PWC where he worked for three years after becoming a Master of Auditing & Accounting, Bergen, Norges Handelshøyskole.

Notes to Editors

  1. Gard is a shipowner-controlled provider of P&I, marine and energy insurance products, with gross written premium of USD 800 million, with 500 staff in 13 offices around the world.
  2. The direct insurance entities within the Gard group; Gard P. & I. (Bermuda) Ltd, Assuranceforeningen Gard, Gard Marine & Energy Limited and Gard Marine & Energy Insurance (Europe) Limited are rated ‘A+' by Standard & Poor’s.


Caroline Wagstaff
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