In announcement made yesterday by NHC’s CEO Hans Christian Seim it was advised Ole Wikborg had been appointed head of the Norwegian Hull Club’s new London office which is in process of being set up. Ole Wikborg has significant international experience as the President of the International Union of Marine Insurers (IUMI) and formely as Chairman of the Nordic Association of Marine Insurers.
Ole Wikborg joined the NHC in 2002. He is a Lieutenant Commander from the Norwegian Navy. His previous work experience includes 10 years of broking with Scanbroker, Essar International and Scandinavian Insurance Managers. He has also held a position as Senior Vice President with Zurich International in Oslo.
The London office, which is expected to open in Q4, will be autonomous and have full underwriting authority. To further support the office and to add experience from the London marine insurance market Andrew Hannay formerly of the RSA will join NHC during the summer as Underwriter.
Anna Erlandsen is stepping in to take over Ole Wikborg’s former responsibility as head of the NHC’s Oslo operations, as a Director. Anna Erlandsen is a Senior Vice President of the NHC responsible for eveloping and maintaining the company´s business relationships with brokers and clients in Southern Europe and the Nordic countries. Since 2015 she has been a Member of the Board of Directors at NHC. She started her career as a trainee with the NHC in 2004.