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Gard News 192, November 2008/January 2009

 

Gard News presents the members of the Team Nordic Countries, North America and Asia and members of the Insurance Department, P&I in London and Hong Kong.

Back row from left: Inger-Helene Andersen, Sid Lock, Liv Gundersen,
Ingebjørg Eliassen,
Karianne Kristensen, Knut Goderstad, Wenche Dahle-Olsen.
Front row from left: Susan Chew, Inger Aasbø Flaten, Mette Ellefsen, Ragnhild Aarli
Hanna Kristensen, Hanne Andersen, Bjørn Fremmerlid.

Team Nordic Countries, North America and Asia
Team Nordic Countries, North America and Asia performs P&I underwriting functions for members located in a wide geographical area, which represent 52 per cent of Gard’s P&I tonnage.

The team is led by Knut Goderstad, who has a degree in Economics and Auditing from Agder Distriktshøyskole and works with members in Norway, North America and East Asia. 

Bjørn Fremmerlid works with members in Norway, Finland, Denmark and the Baltic countries, and has a degree in Shipping Economics from Agder Distriktshøyskole.  Tore Furnes, who has a Law degree from the University of Bergen/Nordic Institute for Maritime Law, underwrites mainly mobile offshore units, supply vessels and specialist craft.  Wenche Dahle-Olsen underwrites P&I and hull and machinery for small craft.  Inger Aasbø Flaten has a degree in Economics and Languages from Vestfold University College/University of Oslo and looks after members in Norway, Sweden and Germany.  Karianne Kristensen has a degree in Economics from Agder Distriktshøgskole and works with Norwegian and Japanese members.  Marianne Bruun Mackrill, who has an ACII Associateship of the Chartered Insurance Institute, works with mobile offshore units, supply vessels and specialist craft.

London
The Insurance Department, P&I has a team based in London headed by Iain Laird, a polyglot with a degree in Hispanic Studies from the University of Edinburgh, who worked for the Aon Group Limited Marine, Nicolson Leslie, Willis Ltd, Charles Taylor & Co Ltd and Richards Hogg International Ltd prior to  joining Gard, and is currently responsible for members in South America, Spain, the UK, Turkey and Greece.

Steve Mulcahy, who worked for HSBC Insurance Brokers Limited and SBJ Marine & Energy prior to joining Gard, and is currently reading for a Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Law at London Metropolitan University, works with members in the Gulf, India, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and the UK.  Samira Hmam, a  graduate from Université Paris XIII in her native France, who has recently completed the first part of the Chartered Insurance Institute qualification, supports Iain and Steve with documentation.

From left: Steve Mulcahy, Iain Laird, Samira Hmam.

Hong Kong
Sid Lock is a member of the Insurance Department, P&I based in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Gard he worked for Orient Overseas Container Lines (OOCL) and Evergreen, as well as Thomas Miller & Co., and is currently responsible for members based in South-East Asia, Greater China and Korea.


Gard News 192, November 2008/January 2009

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