Gard, a shipowner-controlled provider of P&I, marine and energy insurance products announced the appointment of Magne Nilssen to chief underwriting officer London, effective 1 March 2019.
In this newly created position, Nilssen will be responsible for all business routed through the company’s London branch. He will continue to lead Offshore Energy and Marine Builders Risk segment and will report to group chief underwriter, Bjornar Andresen.
Commenting on the appointment, Andresen said: “London is a focal point for the global marine insurance industry, with almost one third of the world’s marine and energy premiums being placed there. As a market-leading player, we want to make sure our presence in this centre reflects its importance with a first-class team. The depth of Magne’s experience and breadth of expertise across our entire product range makes him an excellent fit.”