Per Etholm is the Edge Group Chairman. He has more than 35 years experience from Global Banking, Private Equity and Corporate restructuring. He has been CEO for Citibank/Citigroup’s operations in Norway, Nordic and Switzerland, and has served as Deputy Chairman of Citibank Europe Plc. He has been a board member of the Norwegian Bankers association, and the Swiss Foreign Bankers association, Chairman of Diners Club Switzerland and several Nordic corporates. Per is currently based in Switzerland where he is Chairman and founder of P/E Strategic Partners AG. He is a Board Member and Advisor of FSN Capital Partners, a Board Member of Aura Light International AB and a Board member of the Swiss American Chamber of Commerce; the Chapter doing Business in Switzerland and the Finance Chapter. He serves as Advisory Board Member of Management Alignment Partners AG and of the Lorange Institute of Business.
David A. Edwards
CEO UK & Germany
David has over 40 years’ experience in the Lloyd’s insurance market and formed a new marine broker in 1989 that was amalgamated into London Special Risks (now Edge London) in 1995. He was the sole shareholder of Edge London until 2015 and founder of the Edge Group. He is CEO of the Group’s UK and German operations. David is a fellow of the Royal Society and trustee Chairman of ASPIRE a UK registered charity.
Global Head of P&I Practice / CEO Asia
David Alwyn recently joined Edge and has over 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry. Having qualified as a solicitor at Hill Dickinson and working as a Claims Executive for the Standard Club in London, he was posted to Singapore for 7 years as the General Manager/Underwriter and Principal Officer of Standard Asia. During this period of time he was responsible for the establishment of a non-marine mutual called Capricorn Mutual in Australia and New Zealand as well as the management of Unimutual – a mutual established to insure the universities in Australia. Following a period as Chief Operating Officer of Charles Taylor Asia Pacific in Australia, he returned to Europe and joined Wilson Europe in 2007. This career change from underwriter/mutual manager to broker enabled David to focus on the broking side of P&I insurance. He is in the unique position of not only placing shipowners P&I insurance but also placing the reinsurance of P&I Clubs. David is a qualified solicitor and has an LLB and LLM from University College London.
Nils B. Rokne
Executive Director and Head of Broking Norway
Nils has more than 25 years of international marine insurance experience. He is a graduated Diplom-Kaufmann from University of Mannheim in Germany. He has experience of building up a health insurance concept in Norway, marine underwriting and has been an active reinsurance broker for 5 years. In addition to considerable marine risk competence, Nils has held numerous positions in NorthEdge over the years, such as marketing director, executive director and managing director. Nils is currently Chief Operating Officer of Edge Group and heads up Edge Norway’s Bergen office. He is also one of the Founding Partners of Edge Norway (formerly NorthEdge).
Tom E. Midttun
Tom has 35 years of marine risk experience from both the underwriting and broking side of the market. His previous experience includes positions as Senior Vice President, Member of the Executive Committee and Head of leading marine insurer Vesta Marine & Energy. Subsequently he was Senior Vice President of merger projects, reinsurance and strategy at Gard. He has been a Chairman of the Norwegian Market organisation CEFOR, a member of Det Norske Veritas’ Council, a member of the Board of claims agency Scandinavian Marine Claims Office, and had a significant role in developing the maritime incident reporting system SAFIR. In 2001 he was a Founding Partner, Managing Director and Chairman of Edge Norway (formerly NorthEdge). He is Deputy Chairman of the Norwegian Brokers’ Association.