Exclusive Interview: John Wilkinson, Chief Executive of Global Marine Partnership, Munich Re

In this year’s IUMI gathering in Cape Town, South Africa, IMN spoke to John Wilkinson, Chief Executive of Global Marine Partnership, Munich Re, about the challenges and opportunities facing the marine sector in insurance and reinsurance.   Role Wilkinson has direct responsibility for global marine business at Munich Re. Besides marine and offshore Energy reinsurance business at…

Shared cost model “really important” in insuretech, says Reppe

The shared cost model when developing software has many advantages over development costs being allocated on a case-by-case, customer-by-customer basis, says Ronny Reppe, CEO of Norway-based insurance platform provider Noria. In a recent interview with Insurance Marine News Reppe said that “the shared cost model is one of the trends that I believe is really…

Exclusive Interview : Ronny Reppe, CEO, Noria Group

Ronny Reppe, chief executive officer of Norway-based insurance platform provider Noria, was on a panel on “Connected Policies” at the Marine Insurance London inaugural conference on July 5th 2018. Insurance Marine News caught up with him and asked him how he saw the current industry landscape, and how things would develop over the next few…

40th anniversary of Lloyd’s Maritime Academy (sponsored post)

Interview: Mathias Haase and Evi Plomaritou, Lloyd’s Maritime Academy This year marks the 40th anniversary of Lloyd’s Maritime Academy’s inception. Set up as the training arm for Lloyd’s List, the institution now offer over 150 courses in shipping, encompassing law and insurance as well as ports and terminals, maritime safety, offshore energy and more. To…

IMN Exclusive Interview : Ami Daniel, CEO of Windward

At the Marine Insurance London Conference on July 5th Ami Daniel, CEO of Israel-based Windward, gave a keynote address on “Go Deeper: developing supermodels for marine insurers”. IMN caught up with him afterwards for a chat. Windward provides marine insurers with risk analytics that enables them to optimize risk selection. Each ship has a comprehensive…

Neon will “bed down” new Italian and Scandinavian ventures before further deals

Specialist Lloyd’s insurer Neon Underwriting plans to bed down its recently launched ventures in Scandinavia and Italy before embarking on further acquisitions or launches, IMN has been told. Angus Wilson, head of Marine at Neon, which operates Syndicate 2468 at Lloyd’s, told IMN that Copenhagen-based Orca Insurance Agency was in the process of build-out and…

Marine U35s host event for recent starters

Lloyd’s Marine Under-35s Insurance Group hosted an introduction to the Marine and Energy market day for 90 recent starters to the market at Trinity House on Thursday October 26th. The course took delegates on a tour of the Marine and Energy world, featuring speakers on Hull, Yachts, Marine Liability, Cargo, Energy, Specie, Claims and Legal….

Interview with London International Shipping Week’s founder, Sean Moloney

London International Shipping Week 2017, the third iteration of the biannual gathering of business leaders in the English capital, takes place during the week of September 11th to 15th. Insurance Marine News caught up with Sean Moloney, co-founder of the event, to talk about its history, current developments, and future plans. IMN asked Moloney about…

Insurance Marine News exclusive interview: Skuld CEO, Ståle Hansen

Ståle Hansen has been with Norway-based marine insurer Skuld for 14 years; he has been president and chief executive officer since February 2015, when he moved up from his role as finance director and deputy to the CEO to succeed Douglas Jacobsohn. Insurance Marine News caught up with Hansen at Skuld’s London office on Lime…

Exclusive Interview: ArgoGlobal’s Head of Marine and Energy – Steve O’Gorman

Steve O’Gorman heads the Marine and Energy sector at ArgoGlobal, part of Bermuda-based Argo Group and the operator of Syndicate 1200 at Lloyd’s. Insurance Marine News interviewed him at the end of April at ArgoGlobal’s head office on St Mary Axe, opposite “the Gherkin” and just around the corner from Lloyd’s headquarters. Background O’Gorman began…