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Svein A. Andersen
has been appointed Senior Vice President and Head of Claims.

Christen Guddal has been appointed Managing Director of Gard (UK) Limited.

Dick Corwin has been appointed Regional Director – Asia, with regional responsibility for the Hong Kong and Tokyo offices.

John Martin has been appointed Managing Director of Gard (HK) Ltd.

Joakim Bronder has been appointed Senior Manager in the Dry Cargo section of the Claims Department, P&I.

Ian Duthie has been appointed Senior Claims Executive at Gard (North America) Inc.

Evanthia Coffee has been appointed Senior Lawyer at Gard (North America) Inc.

Jove Ytreland has been appointed Lawyer in the Defence Department. He will be based in Arendal.

Henry Hemtman has transferred from the Claims Department to the Insurance Department at Oy Gard (Baltic) Ab.

Emil Evnum has transferred from the Claims Department, Marine to the Casualty, Environmental, Property & Liquid Cargo Claims section of the Claims Department, P&I.

Ingebjørg Eliassen has been appointed Manager of a new support team in the Insurance Department, P&I.

Tine Gabrielsen has been appointed Underwriting Assistant in the Insurance Department, P&I.

Jan Sundberg will be seconded from Oy Gard (Baltic) Ab to the Claims Department, Marine in Oslo for a period of two years from August 2007.

Christopher Walker has joined Gard as Senior Lawyer in Gard’s Defence Department. He will be based in Oslo. Christopher, who has been admitted to the New York Bar, worked at Skuld for the last eight years, handling Defence and P&I matters.

Balvinder Ahluwalia has joined Gard (UK) Limited as Lawyer in the Defence Department. Balvinder is an English solicitor with ten years’ experience from various London shipping law firms. During the last five years she was with Clyde & Co.

Hans Drage has joined the Casualty, Environmental, Property & Liquid Cargo Claims section of the Claims Department, P&I. Hans has a Maritime Engineering degree from the Nautical College in Vestfold and has several years’ sea-going experience. He has recently finished a Law degree at the University of Bergen.

Johan Lång has joined Oy Gard (Baltic) Ab as Claims Executive. Johan is a Master Mariner and holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree. He served several years on board Finnish cargo vessels, the last two as Senior Officer.

Ulrika Larpes has resigned from her position as Claims Executive/Lawyer at Oy Gard (Baltic) Ab. We wish her all the best for the future.

Sami Turpeinen has resigned from his position as Underwriter at Oy Gard (Baltic) Ab. We thank him for his services.

John Knapskog, Senior Claims Executive in the Claims Department, Marine, has retired after 17 years with Gard. We wish him a long and happy retirement.

Gard News 187, August/October 2007

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Gard News is published quarterly by Gard AS, Arendal, Norway.