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David A. Edwards
CEO Global Solutions, CEO UK & Germany / Board member / Management
London
David A. Edwards

CEO Global Solutions, CEO UK & Germany

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9211 / +44 7770 666659

Email: de@edgegroup.com


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.

Per Etholm
Chairman of the Board / Board member
Board & Management
Per Etholm

Chairman of the Board

Board & Management


Call: +47 4579 2030

Email: per.etholm@edgegroup.com


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.

Regina Heesch
Managing Director
Hamburg
Regina Heesch

Managing Director

Hamburg


Call: +49 40 650668521

Email: regina.heesch@edgegroup.com


For 8 years Regina trained and worked for one of Germany’s largest banks. From here she transitioned to the Marine insurance business, specifically P&I, Crew and Personal Accident insurances. Regina became a Director and head of P&I an international broker in Germany. Regina founded Edge Germany as Managing Director in 2012.

Tom Hellebø
CEO Singapore / Management
Singapore
Tom Hellebø

CEO Singapore

Singapore


Call: +65 6224 9970 / +65 9118 8159

Email: tom.helleboe@edgegroup.com


Tom has lived in Singapore for more than 20 years and has more than 30 years of experience from Marine Underwriting, Marine and Energy Insurance Consulting, Shipping, Risk Management, and Insurance Broking. In 2008 Tom started Edge Singapore as MD and Founding Partner. His previous work experience includes 11 years of Underwriting with Gjensidige and Vesta, 7 years with Aon Asia as Regional Marine Director and as Director for the company’s Singapore marine department. Prior to this he was employed with Osprey Maritime Limited, Singapore, as their Risk Manager. Following the acquisition of Osprey by Gotaas-Larsen, London he was promoted to Commercial Manager for the Group based in Singapore. This position included marketing of their LNG activities, Joint Venture negotiations, Sale and Purchase negotiations, and employment contract work for the 30 ships that were owned by the company at that time. He also represented the Company in Intertanko’s Insurance Committee, London.

Jörn Keller
CEO Germany / Management
Hamburg
Jörn Keller

CEO Germany

Hamburg


Call: +49 40 650668531

Email: joern.keller@edgegroup.com


Jörn began his career with an apprenticeship in the H&M department of Allianz, Hamburg before spending two years there as an underwriter. He later joined an underwriting agency in Hamburg to strengthen their H&M underwriting team and after four years he was educated in P&I during his time in Skuld. Prior to joining Edge in October 2016, Jörn worked for almost 10 years for another broker in Hamburg where he held the position as Head of Marine.

Tom Midttun
Group CEO / Board member / Management
Oslo
Tom Midttun

Group CEO

Oslo


Call: +47 9825 0640

Email: tom.midttun@edgegroup.com


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.

Knut Remhof
Managing Director
Hamburg
Knut Remhof

Managing Director

Hamburg


Call: +49 40 650668522

Email: knut.remhof@edgegroup.com


Knut worked as an educator before he graduated in theology (BA) and subsequently started his career in the insurance industry. After some successful years in the non-marine business, he accepted the challenge to operate for a traditional, family owned broker company specializing in marine risks. For more than a decade, he managed all aspects of Hull, P&I, New Building and Charterers risks for key accounts, finishing in the position of Director. Knut was running the German marine division for a multinational broker company and later became Director of the marine department in a German broker house, before he started the foundation of Edge Germany as Managing Director in 2012.

Nils B Rokne
Head of Broking Norway / Board member
Bergen
Nils B Rokne

Head of Broking Norway

Bergen


Call: +47 5520 4404 / +47 9825 0634

Email: nils.rokne@edgegroup.com


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 over the years held numerous positions in NorthEdge 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).

Maria Abdullah
Business Development Executive
Singapore
Maria Abdullah

Business Development Executive

Singapore


Call: +65 6224 9970 / +65 9226 3870

Email: maria.abdullah@edgegroup.com


Ida Abrahamsen-Sangedal
Broker
Bergen
Ida Abrahamsen-Sangedal

Broker

Bergen


Call: +47 5520 4419 / +47 9168 5757

Email: ida.abrahamsen@edgegroup.com


Joined Northedge in November 2014. Over 10 years experience working with marine insurance, including as Hull Underwriter at Codan Marine, Bergen and Client Director at Aon BankAssure, London. She holds a Master in Business and Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics and has completed the DNV GL course in Risk Analysis at the University of Bergen. Ida achieved her authorization as Insurance Broker from the Norwegian Insurance Brokers Association in October 2015

Terje Adolfsen
Global Head of Marine Special Risk Practice
Oslo
Terje Adolfsen

Global Head of Marine Special Risk Practice

Oslo


Call: +47 4840 2900

Email: terje.adolfsen@edgegroup.com


Terje is a Master Mariner from the Maritime College in Tønsberg. In 1980 he graduated from the Royal Naval Academy, Bergen. In 1989 he graduated from the Norwegian Insurance Academy Highest Level, and until 1993 he studied law with Folkeuniversitetet and the University of Oslo. His professional career includes serving as officer in various ranks up to senior operational levels on LPG and LNG carriers with Leif Høegh AS and Bergesen d.y. ASA, officer in the Royal Navy up to the rank as Captain in the Norwegian Coast Guard. 15 years with Bergesen d.y. ASA and Bergesen Worldwide Offshore AS as Assistant Director and Head of Risk Departments . He has also held board positions with Skuld and NHC. Since 2006 he attempted to launch a new Marine Offshore Property and Liability insurer Vega Insurance AS, and subsequently started a Lloyd’s Coverholder agency Vega Insurance Agencies AS, where he was the Managing Director.

David Alwyn
Global Head of P&I Practice / CEO Asia / Board member / Management
London
David Alwyn

Global Head of P&I Practice / CEO Asia

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9207 / +44 7342 882719

Email: david.alwyn@edgegroup.com


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.

Jonathan Ardolino
Deputy Managing Director
London
Jonathan Ardolino

Deputy Managing Director

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9205 / +44 7515 880106

Email: jonathan.ardolino@edgegroup.com


Celso Avellar
Broker
London
Celso Avellar

Broker

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9255 / +44 7950 377691

Email: celso.avellar@edgegroup.com


Matthew Ball
Marine Technician
London
Matthew Ball

Marine Technician

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9266 / +44 7479 540648

Email: matthew.ball@edgegroup.com


Björn Bauer
Broker
Hamburg
Björn Bauer

Broker

Hamburg


Call:

Email: bjoern.bauer@edgegroup.com


David Binsted
Senior Broker
London
David Binsted

Senior Broker

London


Call:

Email: david.binsted@edgegroup.com


Frances Brown
Trainee P&I Broker
London
Frances Brown

Trainee P&I Broker

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9249

Email: frances.brown@edgegroup.com


Richard Brown
Finance Director
London
Richard Brown

Finance Director

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9200

Email: richard.brown@edgegroup.com


Karin Burmester
P&I Broking
Hamburg
Karin Burmester

P&I Broking

Hamburg


Call: +49 40 650668524

Email: karin.burmester@edgegroup.com


After completing her training as a certified shipping agent at the shipping company Oldenburg-Portugiesische Dampfschiffs-Rhederei in Hamburg she joined their Operating Department. During that time she also took great interest in design and studied clothing technology and fashion design at the Academy in Hamburg. During semester breaks and thereafter she worked with a marine insurance broker in the P&I Broking department and has been with Edge Germany since its foundation in 2012.

Angelika Carstens
P&I Claims
Hamburg
Angelika Carstens

P&I Claims

Hamburg


Call: +49 40 650668527

Email: angelika.carstens@edgegroup.com


After graduating from the School of Foreign Languages with a focus on English, French and Spanish Angelika joined the marine industry as a Secretary with Claas W. Brons (P&I Club Correspondent) in Hamburg. She moved to a Marine Insurance Broker working as Claims Assistant in the P&I and Hull Claims Departments. After 10 years’ experience in shipping companies she moved to the aviation industry, working with Airbus in Hamburg as Executive Secretary.
She has been with Edge Germany in the P&I/Crew Claims Department since incorporation in 2012.

Melanie Couling-Austin
Marine Technician
London
Melanie Couling-Austin

Marine Technician

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9267 / +44 7765 203989

Email: melanie.coulingaustin@edgegroup.com


Norman Cramphorn
Technical Director
London
Norman Cramphorn

Technical Director

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9214

Email: norman.cramphorn@edgegroup.com


Svein Dammen
Senior Broker
Oslo
Svein Dammen

Senior Broker

Oslo


Call: +47 9119 2124

Email: svein.dammen@edgegroup.com


Svein has 35 years' experience from the marine insurance market, in particular from the P&I segment. Since Svein left the SKULD P&I Club in 1985 after 11 years, he has held senior positions with the Sedgwick Bergvall Marsh organisation (14 years) as well as with Aon Grieg (10 years).

Jahara Diaz
Legal Adviser Claims and Special Risks
Oslo
Jahara Diaz

Legal Adviser Claims and Special Risks

Oslo


Call: +47 4029 6365

Email: jahara.diaz@edgegroup.com


Jahara has a MSc in International Maritime Studies (maritime Law, management of shipping operations, business and strategy for shipping companies and logistics) from Southampton Solent University and a Master of Law from University of Valencia. Before joining Edge, Jahara held various positions in SMT Shipping Ltd. and Eureka Shipping Ltd.

Jon Eirik Einarsveen
Senior Broker
Oslo
Jon Eirik Einarsveen

Senior Broker

Oslo


Call: +47 4740 7899

Email: jon.eirik.einarsveen@edgegroup.com


Joined NorthEdge in 2010, completed our company internal training program and the broker authorization education at BI Norwegian School of Management. Authorized Marine Insurance Broker in September 2013.

Kjell Einarsveen
Executive Director
Oslo
Kjell Einarsveen

Executive Director

Oslo


Call: +47 9163 1911

Email: kjell.einarsveen@edgegroup.com


Kjell started his career in the marine insurance industry in 1973, initially as an underwriter. From 1982 Kjell worked as a marine broker for Wikborg Sons, Essar International and Duo. He was a partner of Anglo-Nordic Insurance Brokers from 1997 until joining NorthEdge in 2007.

In 1977 Kjell obtained a Diploma in Professional Insurance from the Norwegian Shipping Academy (Marine Insurance Candidate). He has been an authorized insurance broker by the Norwegian Insurance Brokers Association since 2001.

Nicola Ellis
Marine Processing
London
Nicola Ellis

Marine Processing

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9293

Email: nicola.ellis@edgegroup.com


Egil Færøy
Senior Broker
Bergen
Egil Færøy

Senior Broker

Bergen


Call: +47 5520 4406 / +47 9825 0636

Email: egil.feroy@edgegroup.com


More than 35 years experience as a marine broker. Founding partner of NorthEdge in 2001 and Henschien Insurance Services in 1974. Previous background from Norwinch / Ullstein Rolls Royce; production of hydraulic deck machinery for ships and drilling units.

Kåre Franseth
Senior Claims Manager
Oslo
Kåre Franseth

Senior Claims Manager

Oslo


Call: +47 9921 1500

Email: kaare.franseth@edgegroup.com


More than 25 years experience in marine insurance both as a broker, claims handler and adjuster with insurance companies and including 15 years with overall responsibility of insurance department with a major Norwegian ship owner, Risk Manager for company captive. Master Mariner with seafaring experience from general cargo and ro/ro ships. Served as officer on Royal Norwegian Coastguard ships. Graduate from Norwegian Insurance Academy (Marine, Energy and Cargo insurance).

Barry Garner
Marine Client Executive
London
Barry Garner

Marine Client Executive

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9209 / +44 7824 568411

Email: barry.garner@edgegroup.com


Alexander Graham
Broker
Oslo
Alexander Graham

Broker

Oslo


Call: +47 9959 5377

Email: alexander.graham@edgegroup.com


Alexander joined the company in August 2016. Prior to joining Edge Norway AS he worked as a Marine Insurance Broker in Aon for six years. Authorised Marine Insurance Broker from 2013. He holds a Master of Science degree in Business and Economics (Siviløkonom) from the BI Norwegian Business School.

Harald Grepne
Senior Claims Advisor
Bergen
Harald Grepne

Senior Claims Advisor

Bergen


Call: +47 9002 1224

Email: harald.grepne@edgegroup.com


Jan J. Greve
Member of the Board / Board member
Board & Management
Jan J. Greve

Member of the Board

Board & Management


Call:

Email:


Jan is a partner with Norwegian Law Firm Thommessen specialising on Finance, Banking and Insurance, and Shipping. Jan has considerable experience in transacting bilateral and syndicated loans and guarantee facilities in shipping. He also works with joint ventures, company restructures and IPO’s within the maritime industry, where he further assists shipping clients with sale and purchase contracts, building contracts, charter parties and other shipping contracts. Finally he works with joint ventures, company restructures, acquisitions and IPO’s within the maritime industry. Jan is a Candidate in Jurisprudence from the University of Oslo, and prior to joining Thommessen was Legal Counsel with Kristian Jebsens Rederi. He has been a member of the Board of Edge Norway (formerly NorthEdge) since 2006, and subsequently on all Nordic and Holding Boards including Edge Group AS.

Manfred Grimme
Director - Hull Claims
Hamburg
Manfred Grimme

Director - Hull Claims

Hamburg


Call: +49 40 650668528

Email: manfred.grimme@edgegroup.com


Finished 3 years transport insurance apprenticeship in 1963, worked for the Hamburg Marine Underwriters Association on hull casualties until 1972, since July 1972 directing several marine broker's hull claims departments.

Per Halvorsen
Client Executive
Oslo
Per Halvorsen

Client Executive

Oslo


Call: +47 9085 4921

Email: per.halvorsen@edgegroup.com


Per has a background from Hellebø & Partners Marine where he was the Managing Director. For the subsequent 23 years he was with the Polaris Insurance Company as Director Marine. He has a Diploma in Professional Insurance from the Norwegian Shipping Academy, and a Diploma in Shipping from The London School of Foreign Trade. In 1996 he founded Polaris Insurance Brokers in 1996 (which became EMS Insurance Brokers in 2005). EMS was acquired by NorthEdge AS in 2010 and Per is now a consultant to NorthEdge AS.

Xiao Han
海事保险顾问 – 总经理
London
Xiao Han

海事保险顾问 – 总经理

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9242 / +44 7737 847756

Email: xiao.han@edgegroup.com


Julie Harrison
Administration
London
Julie Harrison

Administration

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9232

Email: julie.harrison@edgegroup.com


Tore I. Hellebø
Group COO / Management
Bergen
Tore I. Hellebø

Group COO

Bergen


Call: +47 9308 0520

Email: tore.hellebo@edgegroup.com


Prior to joining the Edge Group as Director of Corporate Strategy, Tore was employed as Director of Finance and Business Control with Dolphin Group ASA, the Oslo stock-listed geophysical company, where he was responsible for setting up its captive. His work experience includes involvement with Centennial, the private investment firm of the Monaco-based investor Endre Rösjö, and as CEO of Vyke Telecoms Ltd, in London, as Chairman of Sia Centennial Industries in Latvia, as well as evaluating investment opportunities in Europe, Africa and Central-Asia. Tore has an insurance background from the Financial Planning & Analysis department in GE Insurance Solutions (now Swiss Re). He has a Master of Management (MSc/UK), Diplôme Grande École, (FRA), Diplom-Kaufmann (GER) from ESCP Europe (former EAP European School of Management) in Paris, Oxford and Berlin. Tore is also a Finance and Logistics graduate from the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy.

Heidi Humberset
Service Consultant
Bergen
Heidi Humberset

Service Consultant

Bergen


Call: +47 5520 4411

Email: heidi.humberset@edgegroup.com


More than 30 years experience in claims and service & documentation department. Founding partner of NorthEdge.

Else Beate Ingebrigtsen
Senior Broker
Bergen
Else Beate Ingebrigtsen

Senior Broker

Bergen


Call: +47 5520 4408 / +47 9825 0638

Email: else.ingebrigtsen@edgegroup.com


More than 20 years experience as a marine broker. Since 2001 with NorthEdge Risk Services AS. Founding partner of NorthEdge AS. Graduate from Norwegian Insurance Academy (Marine, Energy and Cargo insurance).

Dwight Johnson
Cargo Broker
London
Dwight Johnson

Cargo Broker

London


Call:

Email: dwight.johnson@edgegroup.com


Nicola Jones
IBA Accountant
London
Nicola Jones

IBA Accountant

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9248

Email: nicola.jones@edgegroup.com


Thelma Jursa
HR & PA to David A. Edwards
London
Thelma Jursa

HR & PA to David A. Edwards

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9223

Email: thelma.jursa@edgegroup.com


Tony Kenyon
Group IT Executive
London
Tony Kenyon

Group IT Executive

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9228

Email: tony.kenyon@edgegroup.com


Ryan Kidd
Broker
London
Ryan Kidd

Broker

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9215 / +44 7854 567647

Email: ryan.kidd@edgegroup.com


Duncan Lamb
Senior Admin Manager
London
Duncan Lamb

Senior Admin Manager

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9260

Email: duncan.lamb@edgegroup.com


Daphne Lim
Finance Manager
Singapore
Daphne Lim

Finance Manager

Singapore


Call: +65 6224 9970 / +65 9789 7208

Email: daphne.lim@edgegroup.com


Mike Martin
Divisional Director Financial & Political Risks
London
Mike Martin

Divisional Director Financial & Political Risks

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9230 / +44 7876 638474

Email: mike.martin@edgegroup.com


Pål Midttun
Senior Broker
Bergen
Pål Midttun

Senior Broker

Bergen


Call: +47 5520 4407 / +47 9825 0637

Email: paal.midttun@edgegroup.com


About 15 years experience as a marine broker. Founding partner of NorthEdge. Graduate from Norwegian Insurance Academy (Marine, Energy and Cargo insurance).

Gene Moss
Premium Closing Technician
London
Gene Moss

Premium Closing Technician

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9225

Email: gene.moss@edgegroup.com


David Mullen
Director Cargo
London
David Mullen

Director Cargo

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9227 / +44 7768 123274

Email: david.mullen@edgegroup.com


Derek Napier
Deputy Managing Director
London
Derek Napier

Deputy Managing Director

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9259 / +44 7956 314952

Email: derek.napier@edgegroup.com


Bente Wiik Nesse
Claims Handler
Bergen
Bente Wiik Nesse

Claims Handler

Bergen


Call: +47 5520 4417 / +47 9825 0645

Email: bente.nesse@edgegroup.com


Bente graduated from University of Bergen with a Masters Degree in Law in 2009. She has an LLM degree from University of Southampton in Maritime Law from 2008/2009 where she wrote a dissertation on alteration of risk under the contract of insurance. Her previous work experience includes two summer internships at Norwegian Hull Club's legal department and underwriter at Gjensidige Forsikring.

Beate Odland
Service Consultant
Oslo
Beate Odland

Service Consultant

Oslo


Call: +47 9545 1230

Email: beate.odland@edgegroup.com


Joined NorthEdge AS in 2015. Previously Management Trainee at HEWLETT-PACKARD FRANCE and Portfolio and Marketing Manager at Nilsen Brokers RE AS mainly within Marine Insurance. MSc business graduate 2010 with experience in operational management & marketing. Graduated with distinction in 2010 from Grenoble Graduate School of Business with a Master of Science degree in International Marketing. Bachelor degree from BI Norwegian School of Management and Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Grenoble in France.

Veronika Olsen
Controller and Compliance Officer
Bergen
Veronika Olsen

Controller and Compliance Officer

Bergen


Call: +47 5520 4420

Email: veronika.olsen@edgegroup.com


Veronika has experience from accounting departments in telecomunication and biotechnology industries. She holds a Master in Business and Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration.

Grete Olsen
Office Manager
Oslo
Grete Olsen

Office Manager

Oslo


Call: +47 9302 4180

Email: grete.olsen@edgegroup.com


More than 30 years experience from Marine Insurance. Graduate from Norwegian Insurance Academy (Marine, Energy and Cargo insurance).

Gunnar Opkvitne
Group Financial Director / Management
Bergen
Gunnar Opkvitne

Group Financial Director

Bergen


Call: +47 5520 4409 / +47 9240 2019

Email: gunnar.opkvitne@edgegroup.com


Gunnar is a graduate from the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy and has a background as a Finance Director of stocklisted EDB Ergo Group ASA (now EVRY ASA). He has also been the Finance Director of CSC Nordic focusing on business support, business development and optimization of procedures and processes. He has shipping experience from Westfleet (part of KGJS / Gearbulk Group) where he was Finance and IT manager. Finally he was Finance and IT Manager for Norwegian Law firm Thommessen. Gunnar holds Board positions in several property investment companies.

René Piper
Accounting
Hamburg
René Piper

Accounting

Hamburg


Call: +49 40 650668525

Email: rene.piper@edgegroup.com


Rene has been the tax advisor for Edge Germany since 2013.
He is also responsible for the book keeping.
Career:
• 1996 German university entrance qualification
• 2000 Tax Clerk
• 2006 Certified Accountant (IHK)
• 2010 Tax Adviser
• 2011 founded his own tax accountancy office
• 2011 examiner and lecturer activities at the Lehrgangswerk Haas

Claire Pitchford
Marine Processing
London
Claire Pitchford

Marine Processing

London


Call: +44 207 459 9229

Email: claire.pitchford@edgegroup.com


Patricia Poh
Broker
Singapore
Patricia Poh

Broker

Singapore


Call: +65 6224 9970 / +65 9150 6884

Email: patricia.poh@edgegroup.com


Bente Rand
Client Executive
Oslo
Bente Rand

Client Executive

Oslo


Call: +47 9182 0270

Email: bente.rand@edgegroup.com


Bente has a Graduation in Law from the University of Oslo in 1983 and a Diploma in Professional Marine Insurance. From 1984 through 1998 she was a Marine Underwriter with Samvirke, Polaris and Storebrand. Since 1998 she has been a broker with Polaris and EMS Insurance Brokers, which was acquired by NorthEdge AS in 2010. Bente is now a consultant to NorthEdge AS.

Jens Ringefelt
Director/Senior Broker
Singapore
Jens Ringefelt

Director/Senior Broker

Singapore


Call: +65 6224 9970 / +65 8498 3693

Email: jens.ringefelt@edgegroup.com


David Rogerson
IBA Accountant
London
David Rogerson

IBA Accountant

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9231

Email: david.rogerson@edgegroup.com


Dominic Rudden
Accounts Assistant
London
Dominic Rudden

Accounts Assistant

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9200

Email: dominic.rudden@edgegroup.com


Craig Shewring
Claims Technician
London
Craig Shewring

Claims Technician

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9247 / +44 7528 221731

Email: craig.shewring@edgegroup.com


Victoria Soman
Claims Technician
London
Victoria Soman

Claims Technician

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9204

Email: victoria.soman@edgegroup.com


Peter Spencer
Director of Structured Risks
London
Peter Spencer

Director of Structured Risks

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9236 / +44 7815 054069

Email: peter.spencer@edgegroup.com


Oskar Staaf
Marine Technician
London
Oskar Staaf

Marine Technician

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9234 / +44 7704 917562

Email: oskar.staaf@edgegroup.com


Samuel Stonehouse
Broker
London
Samuel Stonehouse

Broker

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9200

Email: samuel.stonehouse@edgegroup.com


Martin Strehlow
Head of P&I Claims
Hamburg
Martin Strehlow

Head of P&I Claims

Hamburg


Call: +49 40 650668523

Email: martin.strehlow@edgegroup.com


Martin graduated in law at Hamburg University in 1998 and qualified as a lawyer near Hamburg. In 1999 Martin entered the marine insurance industry through the legal department of a German shipping line. In 2002 he joined a German marine insurance brokers with a focus on P&I claim handling. 10 years later Martin joined the newly formed Edge Germany as Head of the P&I Claims Department.

Petter Aksel Sundby
Assistant Broker
Oslo
Petter Aksel Sundby

Assistant Broker

Oslo


Call: +47 4161 5698

Email: petter.aksel.sundby@edgegroup.com


Joined NorthEdge AS as a trainee / assistant broker in 2015, and started the insurance broker authorization education at BI Norwegian School of Management. Graduated from Copenhagen Business School in 2014 with an MSc International Business– minor degree in Shipping, and with a BSc Business Administration and Sociology from 2012.

Paul Sweasey
Global Head of Financial & Political Risk Practice
London
Paul Sweasey

Global Head of Financial & Political Risk Practice

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9308 / +44 7760 266858

Email: paul.sweasey@edgegroup.com


Paul is a career specialist in trade credit and political risk having started his broking career in 1984. With experience gained with some of the most innovative teams in the Market, Paul has developed business on four continents and worked with the broadest possible spectrum of industry and commerce. Today the Special Risks team Paul leads complements this experience to provide Market leading insurance and re-insurance coverage to a growing global portfolio of Banks, traders, corporates and Export Credit Agencies.

Magnus Taanevig
Executive Director
Oslo
Magnus Taanevig

Executive Director

Oslo


Call: +47 9262 2354

Email: magnus.taanevig@edgegroup.com


Joined the company in 2005. Authorized Marine Insurance Broker by the Norwegian Broker’s Association, and represents NorthEdge in the Marine Committee. 2004 Master of Business and Administration, International – Griffith University. 2003 Bachelor of Business, Double-Major in Accounting and Finance – Griffith University. 1999 Graduated as Second Lieutenant in the Cavalry – Army Officer School.

Jennie Thomas
Manager, Finance Department
London
Jennie Thomas

Manager, Finance Department

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9251 / +44 7739 165115

Email: jennie.thomas@edgegroup.com


Emma Thompson
Marine Technician
London
Emma Thompson

Marine Technician

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9291 / +44 7885 429718

Email: emma.thompson@edgegroup.com


Kristin Troy
Accountant
Bergen
Kristin Troy

Accountant

Bergen


Call: +47 5520 4422

Email: kristin.troy@edgegroup.com


Kristin joined NorthEdge in 2011 and has accounting experience from the seismic and shipping industry and additionally from a professional accounting firm in Bergen. Kristin holds a professional license as Certified Public Accountant and is educated from Norwegian Business School in Bergen and North-Trondelag University and College.

Turid Ulvatn
Broker
Bergen
Turid Ulvatn

Broker

Bergen


Call: +47 5520 4412 / +47 9092 3072

Email: turid.ulvatn@edgegroup.com


About 20 years experience from documentation and broking support. Founding partner of NorthEdge.

Michael Weber
Head of Broking Denmark
Copenhagen
Michael Weber

Head of Broking Denmark

Copenhagen


Call: +45 2122 0418

Email: michael.weber@edgegroup.com


After serving as Officer in the Royal Danish Army, Michael started his career in marine insurance in 1994. He has been working in almost all areas of insurance with leadership positions in both Underwriting, Reinsurance, Risk Management and Client Management. Before joining Edge in April 2017, Michael was COO and Chief Underwriter for a Lloyds Coverholder and prior to that Area Manager in Codan Marine.

Marit Wergeland
Service Consultant
Bergen
Marit Wergeland

Service Consultant

Bergen


Call: +47 5520 4421

Email: marit.wergeland@edgegroup.com


More than 30 years experience in service & documentation department. Courses from the Norwegian Insurance Academy in Marine insurance.

Tomasz Jan Wirkus
Hull and Machinery Department
Hamburg
Tomasz Jan Wirkus

Hull and Machinery Department

Hamburg


Call: +49 40 650668526

Email: tomasz.wirkus@edgegroup.com


Tomasz, who joined Edge Germany in October 2013, has recently finished a Master degree in Shipping and Logistics at the Southampton Solent University. In addition, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Shipping & Chartering from the University of Applied Sciences in Bremen.

Before starting his academic education, Tomasz gained some years of work experience as a certified shipping agent in various fields of the maritime business, including a position as a claims and recovery consultant for a Lloyd`s Agent in Bremen.

Ryan Witchard
Broker
London
Ryan Witchard

Broker

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9208 / +44 7415 604825

Email: ryan.witchard@edgegroup.com


Christopher Wyllie
Marine Technician
London
Christopher Wyllie

Marine Technician

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9292 / +44 7877 409260

Email: christopher.wyllie@edgegroup.com


Debra Xie
Assistant Broker
Singapore
Debra Xie

Assistant Broker

Singapore


Call: +65 6224 9970 / +65 9099 3286

Email: debra.xie@edgegroup.com


David A. Edwards
CEO Global Solutions, CEO UK & Germany / Board member / Management
London
David A. Edwards

CEO Global Solutions, CEO UK & Germany

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9211 / +44 7770 666659

Email: de@edgegroup.com


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.

David Alwyn
Global Head of P&I Practice / CEO Asia / Board member / Management
London
David Alwyn

Global Head of P&I Practice / CEO Asia

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9207 / +44 7342 882719

Email: david.alwyn@edgegroup.com


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.

Jonathan Ardolino
Deputy Managing Director
London
Jonathan Ardolino

Deputy Managing Director

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9205 / +44 7515 880106

Email: jonathan.ardolino@edgegroup.com


Celso Avellar
Broker
London
Celso Avellar

Broker

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9255 / +44 7950 377691

Email: celso.avellar@edgegroup.com


Matthew Ball
Marine Technician
London
Matthew Ball

Marine Technician

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9266 / +44 7479 540648

Email: matthew.ball@edgegroup.com


David Binsted
Senior Broker
London
David Binsted

Senior Broker

London


Call:

Email: david.binsted@edgegroup.com


Richard Brown
Finance Director
London
Richard Brown

Finance Director

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9200

Email: richard.brown@edgegroup.com


Frances Brown
Trainee P&I Broker
London
Frances Brown

Trainee P&I Broker

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9249

Email: frances.brown@edgegroup.com


Melanie Couling-Austin
Marine Technician
London
Melanie Couling-Austin

Marine Technician

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9267 / +44 7765 203989

Email: melanie.coulingaustin@edgegroup.com


Norman Cramphorn
Technical Director
London
Norman Cramphorn

Technical Director

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9214

Email: norman.cramphorn@edgegroup.com


Nicola Ellis
Marine Processing
London
Nicola Ellis

Marine Processing

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9293

Email: nicola.ellis@edgegroup.com


Barry Garner
Marine Client Executive
London
Barry Garner

Marine Client Executive

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9209 / +44 7824 568411

Email: barry.garner@edgegroup.com


Xiao Han
海事保险顾问 – 总经理
London
Xiao Han

海事保险顾问 – 总经理

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9242 / +44 7737 847756

Email: xiao.han@edgegroup.com


Julie Harrison
Administration
London
Julie Harrison

Administration

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9232

Email: julie.harrison@edgegroup.com


Dwight Johnson
Cargo Broker
London
Dwight Johnson

Cargo Broker

London


Call:

Email: dwight.johnson@edgegroup.com


Nicola Jones
IBA Accountant
London
Nicola Jones

IBA Accountant

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9248

Email: nicola.jones@edgegroup.com


Thelma Jursa
HR & PA to David A. Edwards
London
Thelma Jursa

HR & PA to David A. Edwards

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9223

Email: thelma.jursa@edgegroup.com


Tony Kenyon
Group IT Executive
London
Tony Kenyon

Group IT Executive

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9228

Email: tony.kenyon@edgegroup.com


Ryan Kidd
Broker
London
Ryan Kidd

Broker

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9215 / +44 7854 567647

Email: ryan.kidd@edgegroup.com


Duncan Lamb
Senior Admin Manager
London
Duncan Lamb

Senior Admin Manager

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9260

Email: duncan.lamb@edgegroup.com


Mike Martin
Divisional Director Financial & Political Risks
London
Mike Martin

Divisional Director Financial & Political Risks

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9230 / +44 7876 638474

Email: mike.martin@edgegroup.com


Gene Moss
Premium Closing Technician
London
Gene Moss

Premium Closing Technician

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9225

Email: gene.moss@edgegroup.com


David Mullen
Director Cargo
London
David Mullen

Director Cargo

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9227 / +44 7768 123274

Email: david.mullen@edgegroup.com


Derek Napier
Deputy Managing Director
London
Derek Napier

Deputy Managing Director

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9259 / +44 7956 314952

Email: derek.napier@edgegroup.com


Claire Pitchford
Marine Processing
London
Claire Pitchford

Marine Processing

London


Call: +44 207 459 9229

Email: claire.pitchford@edgegroup.com


David Rogerson
IBA Accountant
London
David Rogerson

IBA Accountant

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9231

Email: david.rogerson@edgegroup.com


Dominic Rudden
Accounts Assistant
London
Dominic Rudden

Accounts Assistant

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9200

Email: dominic.rudden@edgegroup.com


Craig Shewring
Claims Technician
London
Craig Shewring

Claims Technician

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9247 / +44 7528 221731

Email: craig.shewring@edgegroup.com


Victoria Soman
Claims Technician
London
Victoria Soman

Claims Technician

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9204

Email: victoria.soman@edgegroup.com


Peter Spencer
Director of Structured Risks
London
Peter Spencer

Director of Structured Risks

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9236 / +44 7815 054069

Email: peter.spencer@edgegroup.com


Oskar Staaf
Marine Technician
London
Oskar Staaf

Marine Technician

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9234 / +44 7704 917562

Email: oskar.staaf@edgegroup.com


Samuel Stonehouse
Broker
London
Samuel Stonehouse

Broker

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9200

Email: samuel.stonehouse@edgegroup.com


Paul Sweasey
Global Head of Financial & Political Risk Practice
London
Paul Sweasey

Global Head of Financial & Political Risk Practice

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9308 / +44 7760 266858

Email: paul.sweasey@edgegroup.com


Paul is a career specialist in trade credit and political risk having started his broking career in 1984. With experience gained with some of the most innovative teams in the Market, Paul has developed business on four continents and worked with the broadest possible spectrum of industry and commerce. Today the Special Risks team Paul leads complements this experience to provide Market leading insurance and re-insurance coverage to a growing global portfolio of Banks, traders, corporates and Export Credit Agencies.

Jennie Thomas
Manager, Finance Department
London
Jennie Thomas

Manager, Finance Department

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9251 / +44 7739 165115

Email: jennie.thomas@edgegroup.com


Emma Thompson
Marine Technician
London
Emma Thompson

Marine Technician

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9291 / +44 7885 429718

Email: emma.thompson@edgegroup.com


Ryan Witchard
Broker
London
Ryan Witchard

Broker

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9208 / +44 7415 604825

Email: ryan.witchard@edgegroup.com


Christopher Wyllie
Marine Technician
London
Christopher Wyllie

Marine Technician

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9292 / +44 7877 409260

Email: christopher.wyllie@edgegroup.com


Nils B Rokne
Head of Broking Norway / Board member
Bergen
Nils B Rokne

Head of Broking Norway

Bergen


Call: +47 5520 4404 / +47 9825 0634

Email: nils.rokne@edgegroup.com


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 over the years held numerous positions in NorthEdge 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).

Ida Abrahamsen-Sangedal
Broker
Bergen
Ida Abrahamsen-Sangedal

Broker

Bergen


Call: +47 5520 4419 / +47 9168 5757

Email: ida.abrahamsen@edgegroup.com


Joined Northedge in November 2014. Over 10 years experience working with marine insurance, including as Hull Underwriter at Codan Marine, Bergen and Client Director at Aon BankAssure, London. She holds a Master in Business and Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics and has completed the DNV GL course in Risk Analysis at the University of Bergen. Ida achieved her authorization as Insurance Broker from the Norwegian Insurance Brokers Association in October 2015

Egil Færøy
Senior Broker
Bergen
Egil Færøy

Senior Broker

Bergen


Call: +47 5520 4406 / +47 9825 0636

Email: egil.feroy@edgegroup.com


More than 35 years experience as a marine broker. Founding partner of NorthEdge in 2001 and Henschien Insurance Services in 1974. Previous background from Norwinch / Ullstein Rolls Royce; production of hydraulic deck machinery for ships and drilling units.

Harald Grepne
Senior Claims Advisor
Bergen
Harald Grepne

Senior Claims Advisor

Bergen


Call: +47 9002 1224

Email: harald.grepne@edgegroup.com


Tore I. Hellebø
Group COO / Management
Bergen
Tore I. Hellebø

Group COO

Bergen


Call: +47 9308 0520

Email: tore.hellebo@edgegroup.com


Prior to joining the Edge Group as Director of Corporate Strategy, Tore was employed as Director of Finance and Business Control with Dolphin Group ASA, the Oslo stock-listed geophysical company, where he was responsible for setting up its captive. His work experience includes involvement with Centennial, the private investment firm of the Monaco-based investor Endre Rösjö, and as CEO of Vyke Telecoms Ltd, in London, as Chairman of Sia Centennial Industries in Latvia, as well as evaluating investment opportunities in Europe, Africa and Central-Asia. Tore has an insurance background from the Financial Planning & Analysis department in GE Insurance Solutions (now Swiss Re). He has a Master of Management (MSc/UK), Diplôme Grande École, (FRA), Diplom-Kaufmann (GER) from ESCP Europe (former EAP European School of Management) in Paris, Oxford and Berlin. Tore is also a Finance and Logistics graduate from the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy.

Heidi Humberset
Service Consultant
Bergen
Heidi Humberset

Service Consultant

Bergen


Call: +47 5520 4411

Email: heidi.humberset@edgegroup.com


More than 30 years experience in claims and service & documentation department. Founding partner of NorthEdge.

Else Beate Ingebrigtsen
Senior Broker
Bergen
Else Beate Ingebrigtsen

Senior Broker

Bergen


Call: +47 5520 4408 / +47 9825 0638

Email: else.ingebrigtsen@edgegroup.com


More than 20 years experience as a marine broker. Since 2001 with NorthEdge Risk Services AS. Founding partner of NorthEdge AS. Graduate from Norwegian Insurance Academy (Marine, Energy and Cargo insurance).

Pål Midttun
Senior Broker
Bergen
Pål Midttun

Senior Broker

Bergen


Call: +47 5520 4407 / +47 9825 0637

Email: paal.midttun@edgegroup.com


About 15 years experience as a marine broker. Founding partner of NorthEdge. Graduate from Norwegian Insurance Academy (Marine, Energy and Cargo insurance).

Bente Wiik Nesse
Claims Handler
Bergen
Bente Wiik Nesse

Claims Handler

Bergen


Call: +47 5520 4417 / +47 9825 0645

Email: bente.nesse@edgegroup.com


Bente graduated from University of Bergen with a Masters Degree in Law in 2009. She has an LLM degree from University of Southampton in Maritime Law from 2008/2009 where she wrote a dissertation on alteration of risk under the contract of insurance. Her previous work experience includes two summer internships at Norwegian Hull Club's legal department and underwriter at Gjensidige Forsikring.

Veronika Olsen
Controller and Compliance Officer
Bergen
Veronika Olsen

Controller and Compliance Officer

Bergen


Call: +47 5520 4420

Email: veronika.olsen@edgegroup.com


Veronika has experience from accounting departments in telecomunication and biotechnology industries. She holds a Master in Business and Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration.

Gunnar Opkvitne
Group Financial Director / Management
Bergen
Gunnar Opkvitne

Group Financial Director

Bergen


Call: +47 5520 4409 / +47 9240 2019

Email: gunnar.opkvitne@edgegroup.com


Gunnar is a graduate from the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy and has a background as a Finance Director of stocklisted EDB Ergo Group ASA (now EVRY ASA). He has also been the Finance Director of CSC Nordic focusing on business support, business development and optimization of procedures and processes. He has shipping experience from Westfleet (part of KGJS / Gearbulk Group) where he was Finance and IT manager. Finally he was Finance and IT Manager for Norwegian Law firm Thommessen. Gunnar holds Board positions in several property investment companies.

Kristin Troy
Accountant
Bergen
Kristin Troy

Accountant

Bergen


Call: +47 5520 4422

Email: kristin.troy@edgegroup.com


Kristin joined NorthEdge in 2011 and has accounting experience from the seismic and shipping industry and additionally from a professional accounting firm in Bergen. Kristin holds a professional license as Certified Public Accountant and is educated from Norwegian Business School in Bergen and North-Trondelag University and College.

Turid Ulvatn
Broker
Bergen
Turid Ulvatn

Broker

Bergen


Call: +47 5520 4412 / +47 9092 3072

Email: turid.ulvatn@edgegroup.com


About 20 years experience from documentation and broking support. Founding partner of NorthEdge.

Marit Wergeland
Service Consultant
Bergen
Marit Wergeland

Service Consultant

Bergen


Call: +47 5520 4421

Email: marit.wergeland@edgegroup.com


More than 30 years experience in service & documentation department. Courses from the Norwegian Insurance Academy in Marine insurance.

Regina Heesch
Managing Director
Hamburg
Regina Heesch

Managing Director

Hamburg


Call: +49 40 650668521

Email: regina.heesch@edgegroup.com


For 8 years Regina trained and worked for one of Germany’s largest banks. From here she transitioned to the Marine insurance business, specifically P&I, Crew and Personal Accident insurances. Regina became a Director and head of P&I an international broker in Germany. Regina founded Edge Germany as Managing Director in 2012.

Jörn Keller
CEO Germany / Management
Hamburg
Jörn Keller

CEO Germany

Hamburg


Call: +49 40 650668531

Email: joern.keller@edgegroup.com


Jörn began his career with an apprenticeship in the H&M department of Allianz, Hamburg before spending two years there as an underwriter. He later joined an underwriting agency in Hamburg to strengthen their H&M underwriting team and after four years he was educated in P&I during his time in Skuld. Prior to joining Edge in October 2016, Jörn worked for almost 10 years for another broker in Hamburg where he held the position as Head of Marine.

Knut Remhof
Managing Director
Hamburg
Knut Remhof

Managing Director

Hamburg


Call: +49 40 650668522

Email: knut.remhof@edgegroup.com


Knut worked as an educator before he graduated in theology (BA) and subsequently started his career in the insurance industry. After some successful years in the non-marine business, he accepted the challenge to operate for a traditional, family owned broker company specializing in marine risks. For more than a decade, he managed all aspects of Hull, P&I, New Building and Charterers risks for key accounts, finishing in the position of Director. Knut was running the German marine division for a multinational broker company and later became Director of the marine department in a German broker house, before he started the foundation of Edge Germany as Managing Director in 2012.

Björn Bauer
Broker
Hamburg
Björn Bauer

Broker

Hamburg


Call:

Email: bjoern.bauer@edgegroup.com


Karin Burmester
P&I Broking
Hamburg
Karin Burmester

P&I Broking

Hamburg


Call: +49 40 650668524

Email: karin.burmester@edgegroup.com


After completing her training as a certified shipping agent at the shipping company Oldenburg-Portugiesische Dampfschiffs-Rhederei in Hamburg she joined their Operating Department. During that time she also took great interest in design and studied clothing technology and fashion design at the Academy in Hamburg. During semester breaks and thereafter she worked with a marine insurance broker in the P&I Broking department and has been with Edge Germany since its foundation in 2012.

Angelika Carstens
P&I Claims
Hamburg
Angelika Carstens

P&I Claims

Hamburg


Call: +49 40 650668527

Email: angelika.carstens@edgegroup.com


After graduating from the School of Foreign Languages with a focus on English, French and Spanish Angelika joined the marine industry as a Secretary with Claas W. Brons (P&I Club Correspondent) in Hamburg. She moved to a Marine Insurance Broker working as Claims Assistant in the P&I and Hull Claims Departments. After 10 years’ experience in shipping companies she moved to the aviation industry, working with Airbus in Hamburg as Executive Secretary.
She has been with Edge Germany in the P&I/Crew Claims Department since incorporation in 2012.

Manfred Grimme
Director - Hull Claims
Hamburg
Manfred Grimme

Director - Hull Claims

Hamburg


Call: +49 40 650668528

Email: manfred.grimme@edgegroup.com


Finished 3 years transport insurance apprenticeship in 1963, worked for the Hamburg Marine Underwriters Association on hull casualties until 1972, since July 1972 directing several marine broker's hull claims departments.

René Piper
Accounting
Hamburg
René Piper

Accounting

Hamburg


Call: +49 40 650668525

Email: rene.piper@edgegroup.com


Rene has been the tax advisor for Edge Germany since 2013.
He is also responsible for the book keeping.
Career:
• 1996 German university entrance qualification
• 2000 Tax Clerk
• 2006 Certified Accountant (IHK)
• 2010 Tax Adviser
• 2011 founded his own tax accountancy office
• 2011 examiner and lecturer activities at the Lehrgangswerk Haas

Martin Strehlow
Head of P&I Claims
Hamburg
Martin Strehlow

Head of P&I Claims

Hamburg


Call: +49 40 650668523

Email: martin.strehlow@edgegroup.com


Martin graduated in law at Hamburg University in 1998 and qualified as a lawyer near Hamburg. In 1999 Martin entered the marine insurance industry through the legal department of a German shipping line. In 2002 he joined a German marine insurance brokers with a focus on P&I claim handling. 10 years later Martin joined the newly formed Edge Germany as Head of the P&I Claims Department.

Tomasz Jan Wirkus
Hull and Machinery Department
Hamburg
Tomasz Jan Wirkus

Hull and Machinery Department

Hamburg


Call: +49 40 650668526

Email: tomasz.wirkus@edgegroup.com


Tomasz, who joined Edge Germany in October 2013, has recently finished a Master degree in Shipping and Logistics at the Southampton Solent University. In addition, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Shipping & Chartering from the University of Applied Sciences in Bremen.

Before starting his academic education, Tomasz gained some years of work experience as a certified shipping agent in various fields of the maritime business, including a position as a claims and recovery consultant for a Lloyd`s Agent in Bremen.

Tom Midttun
Group CEO / Board member / Management
Oslo
Tom Midttun

Group CEO

Oslo


Call: +47 9825 0640

Email: tom.midttun@edgegroup.com


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.

Terje Adolfsen
Global Head of Marine Special Risk Practice
Oslo
Terje Adolfsen

Global Head of Marine Special Risk Practice

Oslo


Call: +47 4840 2900

Email: terje.adolfsen@edgegroup.com


Terje is a Master Mariner from the Maritime College in Tønsberg. In 1980 he graduated from the Royal Naval Academy, Bergen. In 1989 he graduated from the Norwegian Insurance Academy Highest Level, and until 1993 he studied law with Folkeuniversitetet and the University of Oslo. His professional career includes serving as officer in various ranks up to senior operational levels on LPG and LNG carriers with Leif Høegh AS and Bergesen d.y. ASA, officer in the Royal Navy up to the rank as Captain in the Norwegian Coast Guard. 15 years with Bergesen d.y. ASA and Bergesen Worldwide Offshore AS as Assistant Director and Head of Risk Departments . He has also held board positions with Skuld and NHC. Since 2006 he attempted to launch a new Marine Offshore Property and Liability insurer Vega Insurance AS, and subsequently started a Lloyd’s Coverholder agency Vega Insurance Agencies AS, where he was the Managing Director.

Svein Dammen
Senior Broker
Oslo
Svein Dammen

Senior Broker

Oslo


Call: +47 9119 2124

Email: svein.dammen@edgegroup.com


Svein has 35 years' experience from the marine insurance market, in particular from the P&I segment. Since Svein left the SKULD P&I Club in 1985 after 11 years, he has held senior positions with the Sedgwick Bergvall Marsh organisation (14 years) as well as with Aon Grieg (10 years).

Jahara Diaz
Legal Adviser Claims and Special Risks
Oslo
Jahara Diaz

Legal Adviser Claims and Special Risks

Oslo


Call: +47 4029 6365

Email: jahara.diaz@edgegroup.com


Jahara has a MSc in International Maritime Studies (maritime Law, management of shipping operations, business and strategy for shipping companies and logistics) from Southampton Solent University and a Master of Law from University of Valencia. Before joining Edge, Jahara held various positions in SMT Shipping Ltd. and Eureka Shipping Ltd.

Jon Eirik Einarsveen
Senior Broker
Oslo
Jon Eirik Einarsveen

Senior Broker

Oslo


Call: +47 4740 7899

Email: jon.eirik.einarsveen@edgegroup.com


Joined NorthEdge in 2010, completed our company internal training program and the broker authorization education at BI Norwegian School of Management. Authorized Marine Insurance Broker in September 2013.

Kjell Einarsveen
Executive Director
Oslo
Kjell Einarsveen

Executive Director

Oslo


Call: +47 9163 1911

Email: kjell.einarsveen@edgegroup.com


Kjell started his career in the marine insurance industry in 1973, initially as an underwriter. From 1982 Kjell worked as a marine broker for Wikborg Sons, Essar International and Duo. He was a partner of Anglo-Nordic Insurance Brokers from 1997 until joining NorthEdge in 2007.

In 1977 Kjell obtained a Diploma in Professional Insurance from the Norwegian Shipping Academy (Marine Insurance Candidate). He has been an authorized insurance broker by the Norwegian Insurance Brokers Association since 2001.

Kåre Franseth
Senior Claims Manager
Oslo
Kåre Franseth

Senior Claims Manager

Oslo


Call: +47 9921 1500

Email: kaare.franseth@edgegroup.com


More than 25 years experience in marine insurance both as a broker, claims handler and adjuster with insurance companies and including 15 years with overall responsibility of insurance department with a major Norwegian ship owner, Risk Manager for company captive. Master Mariner with seafaring experience from general cargo and ro/ro ships. Served as officer on Royal Norwegian Coastguard ships. Graduate from Norwegian Insurance Academy (Marine, Energy and Cargo insurance).

Alexander Graham
Broker
Oslo
Alexander Graham

Broker

Oslo


Call: +47 9959 5377

Email: alexander.graham@edgegroup.com


Alexander joined the company in August 2016. Prior to joining Edge Norway AS he worked as a Marine Insurance Broker in Aon for six years. Authorised Marine Insurance Broker from 2013. He holds a Master of Science degree in Business and Economics (Siviløkonom) from the BI Norwegian Business School.

Per Halvorsen
Client Executive
Oslo
Per Halvorsen

Client Executive

Oslo


Call: +47 9085 4921

Email: per.halvorsen@edgegroup.com


Per has a background from Hellebø & Partners Marine where he was the Managing Director. For the subsequent 23 years he was with the Polaris Insurance Company as Director Marine. He has a Diploma in Professional Insurance from the Norwegian Shipping Academy, and a Diploma in Shipping from The London School of Foreign Trade. In 1996 he founded Polaris Insurance Brokers in 1996 (which became EMS Insurance Brokers in 2005). EMS was acquired by NorthEdge AS in 2010 and Per is now a consultant to NorthEdge AS.

Beate Odland
Service Consultant
Oslo
Beate Odland

Service Consultant

Oslo


Call: +47 9545 1230

Email: beate.odland@edgegroup.com


Joined NorthEdge AS in 2015. Previously Management Trainee at HEWLETT-PACKARD FRANCE and Portfolio and Marketing Manager at Nilsen Brokers RE AS mainly within Marine Insurance. MSc business graduate 2010 with experience in operational management & marketing. Graduated with distinction in 2010 from Grenoble Graduate School of Business with a Master of Science degree in International Marketing. Bachelor degree from BI Norwegian School of Management and Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Grenoble in France.

Grete Olsen
Office Manager
Oslo
Grete Olsen

Office Manager

Oslo


Call: +47 9302 4180

Email: grete.olsen@edgegroup.com


More than 30 years experience from Marine Insurance. Graduate from Norwegian Insurance Academy (Marine, Energy and Cargo insurance).

Bente Rand
Client Executive
Oslo
Bente Rand

Client Executive

Oslo


Call: +47 9182 0270

Email: bente.rand@edgegroup.com


Bente has a Graduation in Law from the University of Oslo in 1983 and a Diploma in Professional Marine Insurance. From 1984 through 1998 she was a Marine Underwriter with Samvirke, Polaris and Storebrand. Since 1998 she has been a broker with Polaris and EMS Insurance Brokers, which was acquired by NorthEdge AS in 2010. Bente is now a consultant to NorthEdge AS.

Petter Aksel Sundby
Assistant Broker
Oslo
Petter Aksel Sundby

Assistant Broker

Oslo


Call: +47 4161 5698

Email: petter.aksel.sundby@edgegroup.com


Joined NorthEdge AS as a trainee / assistant broker in 2015, and started the insurance broker authorization education at BI Norwegian School of Management. Graduated from Copenhagen Business School in 2014 with an MSc International Business– minor degree in Shipping, and with a BSc Business Administration and Sociology from 2012.

Magnus Taanevig
Executive Director
Oslo
Magnus Taanevig

Executive Director

Oslo


Call: +47 9262 2354

Email: magnus.taanevig@edgegroup.com


Joined the company in 2005. Authorized Marine Insurance Broker by the Norwegian Broker’s Association, and represents NorthEdge in the Marine Committee. 2004 Master of Business and Administration, International – Griffith University. 2003 Bachelor of Business, Double-Major in Accounting and Finance – Griffith University. 1999 Graduated as Second Lieutenant in the Cavalry – Army Officer School.

Michael Weber
Head of Broking Denmark
Copenhagen
Michael Weber

Head of Broking Denmark

Copenhagen


Call: +45 2122 0418

Email: michael.weber@edgegroup.com


After serving as Officer in the Royal Danish Army, Michael started his career in marine insurance in 1994. He has been working in almost all areas of insurance with leadership positions in both Underwriting, Reinsurance, Risk Management and Client Management. Before joining Edge in April 2017, Michael was COO and Chief Underwriter for a Lloyds Coverholder and prior to that Area Manager in Codan Marine.

Tom Hellebø
CEO Singapore / Management
Singapore
Tom Hellebø

CEO Singapore

Singapore


Call: +65 6224 9970 / +65 9118 8159

Email: tom.helleboe@edgegroup.com


Tom has lived in Singapore for more than 20 years and has more than 30 years of experience from Marine Underwriting, Marine and Energy Insurance Consulting, Shipping, Risk Management, and Insurance Broking. In 2008 Tom started Edge Singapore as MD and Founding Partner. His previous work experience includes 11 years of Underwriting with Gjensidige and Vesta, 7 years with Aon Asia as Regional Marine Director and as Director for the company’s Singapore marine department. Prior to this he was employed with Osprey Maritime Limited, Singapore, as their Risk Manager. Following the acquisition of Osprey by Gotaas-Larsen, London he was promoted to Commercial Manager for the Group based in Singapore. This position included marketing of their LNG activities, Joint Venture negotiations, Sale and Purchase negotiations, and employment contract work for the 30 ships that were owned by the company at that time. He also represented the Company in Intertanko’s Insurance Committee, London.

Maria Abdullah
Business Development Executive
Singapore
Maria Abdullah

Business Development Executive

Singapore


Call: +65 6224 9970 / +65 9226 3870

Email: maria.abdullah@edgegroup.com


Daphne Lim
Finance Manager
Singapore
Daphne Lim

Finance Manager

Singapore


Call: +65 6224 9970 / +65 9789 7208

Email: daphne.lim@edgegroup.com


Patricia Poh
Broker
Singapore
Patricia Poh

Broker

Singapore


Call: +65 6224 9970 / +65 9150 6884

Email: patricia.poh@edgegroup.com


Jens Ringefelt
Director/Senior Broker
Singapore
Jens Ringefelt

Director/Senior Broker

Singapore


Call: +65 6224 9970 / +65 8498 3693

Email: jens.ringefelt@edgegroup.com


Debra Xie
Assistant Broker
Singapore
Debra Xie

Assistant Broker

Singapore


Call: +65 6224 9970 / +65 9099 3286

Email: debra.xie@edgegroup.com


David A. Edwards
CEO Global Solutions, CEO UK & Germany / Board member / Management
London
David A. Edwards

CEO Global Solutions, CEO UK & Germany

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9211 / +44 7770 666659

Email: de@edgegroup.com


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.

Per Etholm
Chairman of the Board / Board member
Board & Management
Per Etholm

Chairman of the Board

Board & Management


Call: +47 4579 2030

Email: per.etholm@edgegroup.com


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.

Tom Midttun
Group CEO / Board member / Management
Oslo
Tom Midttun

Group CEO

Oslo


Call: +47 9825 0640

Email: tom.midttun@edgegroup.com


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.

Nils B Rokne
Head of Broking Norway / Board member
Bergen
Nils B Rokne

Head of Broking Norway

Bergen


Call: +47 5520 4404 / +47 9825 0634

Email: nils.rokne@edgegroup.com


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 over the years held numerous positions in NorthEdge 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).

David Alwyn
Global Head of P&I Practice / CEO Asia / Board member / Management
London
David Alwyn

Global Head of P&I Practice / CEO Asia

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9207 / +44 7342 882719

Email: david.alwyn@edgegroup.com


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.

Jan J. Greve
Member of the Board / Board member
Board & Management
Jan J. Greve

Member of the Board

Board & Management


Call:

Email:


Jan is a partner with Norwegian Law Firm Thommessen specialising on Finance, Banking and Insurance, and Shipping. Jan has considerable experience in transacting bilateral and syndicated loans and guarantee facilities in shipping. He also works with joint ventures, company restructures and IPO’s within the maritime industry, where he further assists shipping clients with sale and purchase contracts, building contracts, charter parties and other shipping contracts. Finally he works with joint ventures, company restructures, acquisitions and IPO’s within the maritime industry. Jan is a Candidate in Jurisprudence from the University of Oslo, and prior to joining Thommessen was Legal Counsel with Kristian Jebsens Rederi. He has been a member of the Board of Edge Norway (formerly NorthEdge) since 2006, and subsequently on all Nordic and Holding Boards including Edge Group AS.

David A. Edwards
CEO Global Solutions, CEO UK & Germany / Board member / Management
London
David A. Edwards

CEO Global Solutions, CEO UK & Germany

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9211 / +44 7770 666659

Email: de@edgegroup.com


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.

Tom Hellebø
CEO Singapore / Management
Singapore
Tom Hellebø

CEO Singapore

Singapore


Call: +65 6224 9970 / +65 9118 8159

Email: tom.helleboe@edgegroup.com


Tom has lived in Singapore for more than 20 years and has more than 30 years of experience from Marine Underwriting, Marine and Energy Insurance Consulting, Shipping, Risk Management, and Insurance Broking. In 2008 Tom started Edge Singapore as MD and Founding Partner. His previous work experience includes 11 years of Underwriting with Gjensidige and Vesta, 7 years with Aon Asia as Regional Marine Director and as Director for the company’s Singapore marine department. Prior to this he was employed with Osprey Maritime Limited, Singapore, as their Risk Manager. Following the acquisition of Osprey by Gotaas-Larsen, London he was promoted to Commercial Manager for the Group based in Singapore. This position included marketing of their LNG activities, Joint Venture negotiations, Sale and Purchase negotiations, and employment contract work for the 30 ships that were owned by the company at that time. He also represented the Company in Intertanko’s Insurance Committee, London.

Jörn Keller
CEO Germany / Management
Hamburg
Jörn Keller

CEO Germany

Hamburg


Call: +49 40 650668531

Email: joern.keller@edgegroup.com


Jörn began his career with an apprenticeship in the H&M department of Allianz, Hamburg before spending two years there as an underwriter. He later joined an underwriting agency in Hamburg to strengthen their H&M underwriting team and after four years he was educated in P&I during his time in Skuld. Prior to joining Edge in October 2016, Jörn worked for almost 10 years for another broker in Hamburg where he held the position as Head of Marine.

Tom Midttun
Group CEO / Board member / Management
Oslo
Tom Midttun

Group CEO

Oslo


Call: +47 9825 0640

Email: tom.midttun@edgegroup.com


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.

David Alwyn
Global Head of P&I Practice / CEO Asia / Board member / Management
London
David Alwyn

Global Head of P&I Practice / CEO Asia

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9207 / +44 7342 882719

Email: david.alwyn@edgegroup.com


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.

Tore I. Hellebø
Group COO / Management
Bergen
Tore I. Hellebø

Group COO

Bergen


Call: +47 9308 0520

Email: tore.hellebo@edgegroup.com


Prior to joining the Edge Group as Director of Corporate Strategy, Tore was employed as Director of Finance and Business Control with Dolphin Group ASA, the Oslo stock-listed geophysical company, where he was responsible for setting up its captive. His work experience includes involvement with Centennial, the private investment firm of the Monaco-based investor Endre Rösjö, and as CEO of Vyke Telecoms Ltd, in London, as Chairman of Sia Centennial Industries in Latvia, as well as evaluating investment opportunities in Europe, Africa and Central-Asia. Tore has an insurance background from the Financial Planning & Analysis department in GE Insurance Solutions (now Swiss Re). He has a Master of Management (MSc/UK), Diplôme Grande École, (FRA), Diplom-Kaufmann (GER) from ESCP Europe (former EAP European School of Management) in Paris, Oxford and Berlin. Tore is also a Finance and Logistics graduate from the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy.

Gunnar Opkvitne
Group Financial Director / Management
Bergen
Gunnar Opkvitne

Group Financial Director

Bergen


Call: +47 5520 4409 / +47 9240 2019

Email: gunnar.opkvitne@edgegroup.com


Gunnar is a graduate from the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy and has a background as a Finance Director of stocklisted EDB Ergo Group ASA (now EVRY ASA). He has also been the Finance Director of CSC Nordic focusing on business support, business development and optimization of procedures and processes. He has shipping experience from Westfleet (part of KGJS / Gearbulk Group) where he was Finance and IT manager. Finally he was Finance and IT Manager for Norwegian Law firm Thommessen. Gunnar holds Board positions in several property investment companies.

David Alwyn
Global Head of P&I Practice / CEO Asia / Board member / Management
London
David Alwyn

Global Head of P&I Practice / CEO Asia

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9207 / +44 7342 882719

Email: david.alwyn@edgegroup.com


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.

Svein Dammen
Senior Broker
Oslo
Svein Dammen

Senior Broker

Oslo


Call: +47 9119 2124

Email: svein.dammen@edgegroup.com


Svein has 35 years' experience from the marine insurance market, in particular from the P&I segment. Since Svein left the SKULD P&I Club in 1985 after 11 years, he has held senior positions with the Sedgwick Bergvall Marsh organisation (14 years) as well as with Aon Grieg (10 years).

David A. Edwards
CEO Global Solutions, CEO UK & Germany / Board member / Management
London
David A. Edwards

CEO Global Solutions, CEO UK & Germany

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9211 / +44 7770 666659

Email: de@edgegroup.com


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.

Regina Heesch
Managing Director
Hamburg
Regina Heesch

Managing Director

Hamburg


Call: +49 40 650668521

Email: regina.heesch@edgegroup.com


For 8 years Regina trained and worked for one of Germany’s largest banks. From here she transitioned to the Marine insurance business, specifically P&I, Crew and Personal Accident insurances. Regina became a Director and head of P&I an international broker in Germany. Regina founded Edge Germany as Managing Director in 2012.

Tom Hellebø
CEO Singapore / Management
Singapore
Tom Hellebø

CEO Singapore

Singapore


Call: +65 6224 9970 / +65 9118 8159

Email: tom.helleboe@edgegroup.com


Tom has lived in Singapore for more than 20 years and has more than 30 years of experience from Marine Underwriting, Marine and Energy Insurance Consulting, Shipping, Risk Management, and Insurance Broking. In 2008 Tom started Edge Singapore as MD and Founding Partner. His previous work experience includes 11 years of Underwriting with Gjensidige and Vesta, 7 years with Aon Asia as Regional Marine Director and as Director for the company’s Singapore marine department. Prior to this he was employed with Osprey Maritime Limited, Singapore, as their Risk Manager. Following the acquisition of Osprey by Gotaas-Larsen, London he was promoted to Commercial Manager for the Group based in Singapore. This position included marketing of their LNG activities, Joint Venture negotiations, Sale and Purchase negotiations, and employment contract work for the 30 ships that were owned by the company at that time. He also represented the Company in Intertanko’s Insurance Committee, London.

Else Beate Ingebrigtsen
Senior Broker
Bergen
Else Beate Ingebrigtsen

Senior Broker

Bergen


Call: +47 5520 4408 / +47 9825 0638

Email: else.ingebrigtsen@edgegroup.com


More than 20 years experience as a marine broker. Since 2001 with NorthEdge Risk Services AS. Founding partner of NorthEdge AS. Graduate from Norwegian Insurance Academy (Marine, Energy and Cargo insurance).

Pål Midttun
Senior Broker
Bergen
Pål Midttun

Senior Broker

Bergen


Call: +47 5520 4407 / +47 9825 0637

Email: paal.midttun@edgegroup.com


About 15 years experience as a marine broker. Founding partner of NorthEdge. Graduate from Norwegian Insurance Academy (Marine, Energy and Cargo insurance).

Patricia Poh
Broker
Singapore
Patricia Poh

Broker

Singapore


Call: +65 6224 9970 / +65 9150 6884

Email: patricia.poh@edgegroup.com


Jens Ringefelt
Director/Senior Broker
Singapore
Jens Ringefelt

Director/Senior Broker

Singapore


Call: +65 6224 9970 / +65 8498 3693

Email: jens.ringefelt@edgegroup.com


Martin Strehlow
Head of P&I Claims
Hamburg
Martin Strehlow

Head of P&I Claims

Hamburg


Call: +49 40 650668523

Email: martin.strehlow@edgegroup.com


Martin graduated in law at Hamburg University in 1998 and qualified as a lawyer near Hamburg. In 1999 Martin entered the marine insurance industry through the legal department of a German shipping line. In 2002 he joined a German marine insurance brokers with a focus on P&I claim handling. 10 years later Martin joined the newly formed Edge Germany as Head of the P&I Claims Department.

Ryan Witchard
Broker
London
Ryan Witchard

Broker

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9208 / +44 7415 604825

Email: ryan.witchard@edgegroup.com


Debra Xie
Assistant Broker
Singapore
Debra Xie

Assistant Broker

Singapore


Call: +65 6224 9970 / +65 9099 3286

Email: debra.xie@edgegroup.com


Ida Abrahamsen-Sangedal
Broker
Bergen
Ida Abrahamsen-Sangedal

Broker

Bergen


Call: +47 5520 4419 / +47 9168 5757

Email: ida.abrahamsen@edgegroup.com


Joined Northedge in November 2014. Over 10 years experience working with marine insurance, including as Hull Underwriter at Codan Marine, Bergen and Client Director at Aon BankAssure, London. She holds a Master in Business and Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics and has completed the DNV GL course in Risk Analysis at the University of Bergen. Ida achieved her authorization as Insurance Broker from the Norwegian Insurance Brokers Association in October 2015

Jonathan Ardolino
Deputy Managing Director
London
Jonathan Ardolino

Deputy Managing Director

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9205 / +44 7515 880106

Email: jonathan.ardolino@edgegroup.com


Celso Avellar
Broker
London
Celso Avellar

Broker

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9255 / +44 7950 377691

Email: celso.avellar@edgegroup.com


Matthew Ball
Marine Technician
London
Matthew Ball

Marine Technician

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9266 / +44 7479 540648

Email: matthew.ball@edgegroup.com


David Binsted
Senior Broker
London
David Binsted

Senior Broker

London


Call:

Email: david.binsted@edgegroup.com


Norman Cramphorn
Technical Director
London
Norman Cramphorn

Technical Director

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9214

Email: norman.cramphorn@edgegroup.com


David A. Edwards
CEO Global Solutions, CEO UK & Germany / Board member / Management
London
David A. Edwards

CEO Global Solutions, CEO UK & Germany

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9211 / +44 7770 666659

Email: de@edgegroup.com


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.

Kjell Einarsveen
Executive Director
Oslo
Kjell Einarsveen

Executive Director

Oslo


Call: +47 9163 1911

Email: kjell.einarsveen@edgegroup.com


Kjell started his career in the marine insurance industry in 1973, initially as an underwriter. From 1982 Kjell worked as a marine broker for Wikborg Sons, Essar International and Duo. He was a partner of Anglo-Nordic Insurance Brokers from 1997 until joining NorthEdge in 2007.

In 1977 Kjell obtained a Diploma in Professional Insurance from the Norwegian Shipping Academy (Marine Insurance Candidate). He has been an authorized insurance broker by the Norwegian Insurance Brokers Association since 2001.

Jon Eirik Einarsveen
Senior Broker
Oslo
Jon Eirik Einarsveen

Senior Broker

Oslo


Call: +47 4740 7899

Email: jon.eirik.einarsveen@edgegroup.com


Joined NorthEdge in 2010, completed our company internal training program and the broker authorization education at BI Norwegian School of Management. Authorized Marine Insurance Broker in September 2013.

Egil Færøy
Senior Broker
Bergen
Egil Færøy

Senior Broker

Bergen


Call: +47 5520 4406 / +47 9825 0636

Email: egil.feroy@edgegroup.com


More than 35 years experience as a marine broker. Founding partner of NorthEdge in 2001 and Henschien Insurance Services in 1974. Previous background from Norwinch / Ullstein Rolls Royce; production of hydraulic deck machinery for ships and drilling units.

Barry Garner
Marine Client Executive
London
Barry Garner

Marine Client Executive

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9209 / +44 7824 568411

Email: barry.garner@edgegroup.com


Alexander Graham
Broker
Oslo
Alexander Graham

Broker

Oslo


Call: +47 9959 5377

Email: alexander.graham@edgegroup.com


Alexander joined the company in August 2016. Prior to joining Edge Norway AS he worked as a Marine Insurance Broker in Aon for six years. Authorised Marine Insurance Broker from 2013. He holds a Master of Science degree in Business and Economics (Siviløkonom) from the BI Norwegian Business School.

Tom Hellebø
CEO Singapore / Management
Singapore
Tom Hellebø

CEO Singapore

Singapore


Call: +65 6224 9970 / +65 9118 8159

Email: tom.helleboe@edgegroup.com


Tom has lived in Singapore for more than 20 years and has more than 30 years of experience from Marine Underwriting, Marine and Energy Insurance Consulting, Shipping, Risk Management, and Insurance Broking. In 2008 Tom started Edge Singapore as MD and Founding Partner. His previous work experience includes 11 years of Underwriting with Gjensidige and Vesta, 7 years with Aon Asia as Regional Marine Director and as Director for the company’s Singapore marine department. Prior to this he was employed with Osprey Maritime Limited, Singapore, as their Risk Manager. Following the acquisition of Osprey by Gotaas-Larsen, London he was promoted to Commercial Manager for the Group based in Singapore. This position included marketing of their LNG activities, Joint Venture negotiations, Sale and Purchase negotiations, and employment contract work for the 30 ships that were owned by the company at that time. He also represented the Company in Intertanko’s Insurance Committee, London.

Else Beate Ingebrigtsen
Senior Broker
Bergen
Else Beate Ingebrigtsen

Senior Broker

Bergen


Call: +47 5520 4408 / +47 9825 0638

Email: else.ingebrigtsen@edgegroup.com


More than 20 years experience as a marine broker. Since 2001 with NorthEdge Risk Services AS. Founding partner of NorthEdge AS. Graduate from Norwegian Insurance Academy (Marine, Energy and Cargo insurance).

Jörn Keller
CEO Germany / Management
Hamburg
Jörn Keller

CEO Germany

Hamburg


Call: +49 40 650668531

Email: joern.keller@edgegroup.com


Jörn began his career with an apprenticeship in the H&M department of Allianz, Hamburg before spending two years there as an underwriter. He later joined an underwriting agency in Hamburg to strengthen their H&M underwriting team and after four years he was educated in P&I during his time in Skuld. Prior to joining Edge in October 2016, Jörn worked for almost 10 years for another broker in Hamburg where he held the position as Head of Marine.

Ryan Kidd
Broker
London
Ryan Kidd

Broker

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9215 / +44 7854 567647

Email: ryan.kidd@edgegroup.com


Tom Midttun
Group CEO / Board member / Management
Oslo
Tom Midttun

Group CEO

Oslo


Call: +47 9825 0640

Email: tom.midttun@edgegroup.com


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.

Pål Midttun
Senior Broker
Bergen
Pål Midttun

Senior Broker

Bergen


Call: +47 5520 4407 / +47 9825 0637

Email: paal.midttun@edgegroup.com


About 15 years experience as a marine broker. Founding partner of NorthEdge. Graduate from Norwegian Insurance Academy (Marine, Energy and Cargo insurance).

Derek Napier
Deputy Managing Director
London
Derek Napier

Deputy Managing Director

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9259 / +44 7956 314952

Email: derek.napier@edgegroup.com


Patricia Poh
Broker
Singapore
Patricia Poh

Broker

Singapore


Call: +65 6224 9970 / +65 9150 6884

Email: patricia.poh@edgegroup.com


Knut Remhof
Managing Director
Hamburg
Knut Remhof

Managing Director

Hamburg


Call: +49 40 650668522

Email: knut.remhof@edgegroup.com


Knut worked as an educator before he graduated in theology (BA) and subsequently started his career in the insurance industry. After some successful years in the non-marine business, he accepted the challenge to operate for a traditional, family owned broker company specializing in marine risks. For more than a decade, he managed all aspects of Hull, P&I, New Building and Charterers risks for key accounts, finishing in the position of Director. Knut was running the German marine division for a multinational broker company and later became Director of the marine department in a German broker house, before he started the foundation of Edge Germany as Managing Director in 2012.

Jens Ringefelt
Director/Senior Broker
Singapore
Jens Ringefelt

Director/Senior Broker

Singapore


Call: +65 6224 9970 / +65 8498 3693

Email: jens.ringefelt@edgegroup.com


Nils B Rokne
Head of Broking Norway / Board member
Bergen
Nils B Rokne

Head of Broking Norway

Bergen


Call: +47 5520 4404 / +47 9825 0634

Email: nils.rokne@edgegroup.com


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 over the years held numerous positions in NorthEdge 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).

Magnus Taanevig
Executive Director
Oslo
Magnus Taanevig

Executive Director

Oslo


Call: +47 9262 2354

Email: magnus.taanevig@edgegroup.com


Joined the company in 2005. Authorized Marine Insurance Broker by the Norwegian Broker’s Association, and represents NorthEdge in the Marine Committee. 2004 Master of Business and Administration, International – Griffith University. 2003 Bachelor of Business, Double-Major in Accounting and Finance – Griffith University. 1999 Graduated as Second Lieutenant in the Cavalry – Army Officer School.

Emma Thompson
Marine Technician
London
Emma Thompson

Marine Technician

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9291 / +44 7885 429718

Email: emma.thompson@edgegroup.com


Turid Ulvatn
Broker
Bergen
Turid Ulvatn

Broker

Bergen


Call: +47 5520 4412 / +47 9092 3072

Email: turid.ulvatn@edgegroup.com


About 20 years experience from documentation and broking support. Founding partner of NorthEdge.

Michael Weber
Head of Broking Denmark
Copenhagen
Michael Weber

Head of Broking Denmark

Copenhagen


Call: +45 2122 0418

Email: michael.weber@edgegroup.com


After serving as Officer in the Royal Danish Army, Michael started his career in marine insurance in 1994. He has been working in almost all areas of insurance with leadership positions in both Underwriting, Reinsurance, Risk Management and Client Management. Before joining Edge in April 2017, Michael was COO and Chief Underwriter for a Lloyds Coverholder and prior to that Area Manager in Codan Marine.

Tomasz Jan Wirkus
Hull and Machinery Department
Hamburg
Tomasz Jan Wirkus

Hull and Machinery Department

Hamburg


Call: +49 40 650668526

Email: tomasz.wirkus@edgegroup.com


Tomasz, who joined Edge Germany in October 2013, has recently finished a Master degree in Shipping and Logistics at the Southampton Solent University. In addition, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Shipping & Chartering from the University of Applied Sciences in Bremen.

Before starting his academic education, Tomasz gained some years of work experience as a certified shipping agent in various fields of the maritime business, including a position as a claims and recovery consultant for a Lloyd`s Agent in Bremen.

Christopher Wyllie
Marine Technician
London
Christopher Wyllie

Marine Technician

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9292 / +44 7877 409260

Email: christopher.wyllie@edgegroup.com


Debra Xie
Assistant Broker
Singapore
Debra Xie

Assistant Broker

Singapore


Call: +65 6224 9970 / +65 9099 3286

Email: debra.xie@edgegroup.com


Terje Adolfsen
Global Head of Marine Special Risk Practice
Oslo
Terje Adolfsen

Global Head of Marine Special Risk Practice

Oslo


Call: +47 4840 2900

Email: terje.adolfsen@edgegroup.com


Terje is a Master Mariner from the Maritime College in Tønsberg. In 1980 he graduated from the Royal Naval Academy, Bergen. In 1989 he graduated from the Norwegian Insurance Academy Highest Level, and until 1993 he studied law with Folkeuniversitetet and the University of Oslo. His professional career includes serving as officer in various ranks up to senior operational levels on LPG and LNG carriers with Leif Høegh AS and Bergesen d.y. ASA, officer in the Royal Navy up to the rank as Captain in the Norwegian Coast Guard. 15 years with Bergesen d.y. ASA and Bergesen Worldwide Offshore AS as Assistant Director and Head of Risk Departments . He has also held board positions with Skuld and NHC. Since 2006 he attempted to launch a new Marine Offshore Property and Liability insurer Vega Insurance AS, and subsequently started a Lloyd’s Coverholder agency Vega Insurance Agencies AS, where he was the Managing Director.

David Binsted
Senior Broker
London
David Binsted

Senior Broker

London


Call:

Email: david.binsted@edgegroup.com


Jahara Diaz
Legal Adviser Claims and Special Risks
Oslo
Jahara Diaz

Legal Adviser Claims and Special Risks

Oslo


Call: +47 4029 6365

Email: jahara.diaz@edgegroup.com


Jahara has a MSc in International Maritime Studies (maritime Law, management of shipping operations, business and strategy for shipping companies and logistics) from Southampton Solent University and a Master of Law from University of Valencia. Before joining Edge, Jahara held various positions in SMT Shipping Ltd. and Eureka Shipping Ltd.

Tom Midttun
Group CEO / Board member / Management
Oslo
Tom Midttun

Group CEO

Oslo


Call: +47 9825 0640

Email: tom.midttun@edgegroup.com


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.

Pål Midttun
Senior Broker
Bergen
Pål Midttun

Senior Broker

Bergen


Call: +47 5520 4407 / +47 9825 0637

Email: paal.midttun@edgegroup.com


About 15 years experience as a marine broker. Founding partner of NorthEdge. Graduate from Norwegian Insurance Academy (Marine, Energy and Cargo insurance).

David Mullen
Director Cargo
London
David Mullen

Director Cargo

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9227 / +44 7768 123274

Email: david.mullen@edgegroup.com


Patricia Poh
Broker
Singapore
Patricia Poh

Broker

Singapore


Call: +65 6224 9970 / +65 9150 6884

Email: patricia.poh@edgegroup.com


Jens Ringefelt
Director/Senior Broker
Singapore
Jens Ringefelt

Director/Senior Broker

Singapore


Call: +65 6224 9970 / +65 8498 3693

Email: jens.ringefelt@edgegroup.com


Nils B Rokne
Head of Broking Norway / Board member
Bergen
Nils B Rokne

Head of Broking Norway

Bergen


Call: +47 5520 4404 / +47 9825 0634

Email: nils.rokne@edgegroup.com


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 over the years held numerous positions in NorthEdge 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).

Petter Aksel Sundby
Assistant Broker
Oslo
Petter Aksel Sundby

Assistant Broker

Oslo


Call: +47 4161 5698

Email: petter.aksel.sundby@edgegroup.com


Joined NorthEdge AS as a trainee / assistant broker in 2015, and started the insurance broker authorization education at BI Norwegian School of Management. Graduated from Copenhagen Business School in 2014 with an MSc International Business– minor degree in Shipping, and with a BSc Business Administration and Sociology from 2012.

Michael Weber
Head of Broking Denmark
Copenhagen
Michael Weber

Head of Broking Denmark

Copenhagen


Call: +45 2122 0418

Email: michael.weber@edgegroup.com


After serving as Officer in the Royal Danish Army, Michael started his career in marine insurance in 1994. He has been working in almost all areas of insurance with leadership positions in both Underwriting, Reinsurance, Risk Management and Client Management. Before joining Edge in April 2017, Michael was COO and Chief Underwriter for a Lloyds Coverholder and prior to that Area Manager in Codan Marine.

Paul Sweasey
Global Head of Financial & Political Risk Practice
London
Paul Sweasey

Global Head of Financial & Political Risk Practice

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9308 / +44 7760 266858

Email: paul.sweasey@edgegroup.com


Paul is a career specialist in trade credit and political risk having started his broking career in 1984. With experience gained with some of the most innovative teams in the Market, Paul has developed business on four continents and worked with the broadest possible spectrum of industry and commerce. Today the Special Risks team Paul leads complements this experience to provide Market leading insurance and re-insurance coverage to a growing global portfolio of Banks, traders, corporates and Export Credit Agencies.

Ida Abrahamsen-Sangedal
Broker
Bergen
Ida Abrahamsen-Sangedal

Broker

Bergen


Call: +47 5520 4419 / +47 9168 5757

Email: ida.abrahamsen@edgegroup.com


Joined Northedge in November 2014. Over 10 years experience working with marine insurance, including as Hull Underwriter at Codan Marine, Bergen and Client Director at Aon BankAssure, London. She holds a Master in Business and Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics and has completed the DNV GL course in Risk Analysis at the University of Bergen. Ida achieved her authorization as Insurance Broker from the Norwegian Insurance Brokers Association in October 2015

Melanie Couling-Austin
Marine Technician
London
Melanie Couling-Austin

Marine Technician

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9267 / +44 7765 203989

Email: melanie.coulingaustin@edgegroup.com


Norman Cramphorn
Technical Director
London
Norman Cramphorn

Technical Director

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9214

Email: norman.cramphorn@edgegroup.com


David A. Edwards
CEO Global Solutions, CEO UK & Germany / Board member / Management
London
David A. Edwards

CEO Global Solutions, CEO UK & Germany

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9211 / +44 7770 666659

Email: de@edgegroup.com


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.

Jon Eirik Einarsveen
Senior Broker
Oslo
Jon Eirik Einarsveen

Senior Broker

Oslo


Call: +47 4740 7899

Email: jon.eirik.einarsveen@edgegroup.com


Joined NorthEdge in 2010, completed our company internal training program and the broker authorization education at BI Norwegian School of Management. Authorized Marine Insurance Broker in September 2013.

Xiao Han
海事保险顾问 – 总经理
London
Xiao Han

海事保险顾问 – 总经理

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9242 / +44 7737 847756

Email: xiao.han@edgegroup.com


Mike Martin
Divisional Director Financial & Political Risks
London
Mike Martin

Divisional Director Financial & Political Risks

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9230 / +44 7876 638474

Email: mike.martin@edgegroup.com


Patricia Poh
Broker
Singapore
Patricia Poh

Broker

Singapore


Call: +65 6224 9970 / +65 9150 6884

Email: patricia.poh@edgegroup.com


Jens Ringefelt
Director/Senior Broker
Singapore
Jens Ringefelt

Director/Senior Broker

Singapore


Call: +65 6224 9970 / +65 8498 3693

Email: jens.ringefelt@edgegroup.com


Peter Spencer
Director of Structured Risks
London
Peter Spencer

Director of Structured Risks

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9236 / +44 7815 054069

Email: peter.spencer@edgegroup.com


Oskar Staaf
Marine Technician
London
Oskar Staaf

Marine Technician

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9234 / +44 7704 917562

Email: oskar.staaf@edgegroup.com


Michael Weber
Head of Broking Denmark
Copenhagen
Michael Weber

Head of Broking Denmark

Copenhagen


Call: +45 2122 0418

Email: michael.weber@edgegroup.com


After serving as Officer in the Royal Danish Army, Michael started his career in marine insurance in 1994. He has been working in almost all areas of insurance with leadership positions in both Underwriting, Reinsurance, Risk Management and Client Management. Before joining Edge in April 2017, Michael was COO and Chief Underwriter for a Lloyds Coverholder and prior to that Area Manager in Codan Marine.

Angelika Carstens
P&I Claims
Hamburg
Angelika Carstens

P&I Claims

Hamburg


Call: +49 40 650668527

Email: angelika.carstens@edgegroup.com


After graduating from the School of Foreign Languages with a focus on English, French and Spanish Angelika joined the marine industry as a Secretary with Claas W. Brons (P&I Club Correspondent) in Hamburg. She moved to a Marine Insurance Broker working as Claims Assistant in the P&I and Hull Claims Departments. After 10 years’ experience in shipping companies she moved to the aviation industry, working with Airbus in Hamburg as Executive Secretary.
She has been with Edge Germany in the P&I/Crew Claims Department since incorporation in 2012.

Jahara Diaz
Legal Adviser Claims and Special Risks
Oslo
Jahara Diaz

Legal Adviser Claims and Special Risks

Oslo


Call: +47 4029 6365

Email: jahara.diaz@edgegroup.com


Jahara has a MSc in International Maritime Studies (maritime Law, management of shipping operations, business and strategy for shipping companies and logistics) from Southampton Solent University and a Master of Law from University of Valencia. Before joining Edge, Jahara held various positions in SMT Shipping Ltd. and Eureka Shipping Ltd.

Kåre Franseth
Senior Claims Manager
Oslo
Kåre Franseth

Senior Claims Manager

Oslo


Call: +47 9921 1500

Email: kaare.franseth@edgegroup.com


More than 25 years experience in marine insurance both as a broker, claims handler and adjuster with insurance companies and including 15 years with overall responsibility of insurance department with a major Norwegian ship owner, Risk Manager for company captive. Master Mariner with seafaring experience from general cargo and ro/ro ships. Served as officer on Royal Norwegian Coastguard ships. Graduate from Norwegian Insurance Academy (Marine, Energy and Cargo insurance).

Harald Grepne
Senior Claims Advisor
Bergen
Harald Grepne

Senior Claims Advisor

Bergen


Call: +47 9002 1224

Email: harald.grepne@edgegroup.com


Tom Hellebø
CEO Singapore / Management
Singapore
Tom Hellebø

CEO Singapore

Singapore


Call: +65 6224 9970 / +65 9118 8159

Email: tom.helleboe@edgegroup.com


Tom has lived in Singapore for more than 20 years and has more than 30 years of experience from Marine Underwriting, Marine and Energy Insurance Consulting, Shipping, Risk Management, and Insurance Broking. In 2008 Tom started Edge Singapore as MD and Founding Partner. His previous work experience includes 11 years of Underwriting with Gjensidige and Vesta, 7 years with Aon Asia as Regional Marine Director and as Director for the company’s Singapore marine department. Prior to this he was employed with Osprey Maritime Limited, Singapore, as their Risk Manager. Following the acquisition of Osprey by Gotaas-Larsen, London he was promoted to Commercial Manager for the Group based in Singapore. This position included marketing of their LNG activities, Joint Venture negotiations, Sale and Purchase negotiations, and employment contract work for the 30 ships that were owned by the company at that time. He also represented the Company in Intertanko’s Insurance Committee, London.

Bente Wiik Nesse
Claims Handler
Bergen
Bente Wiik Nesse

Claims Handler

Bergen


Call: +47 5520 4417 / +47 9825 0645

Email: bente.nesse@edgegroup.com


Bente graduated from University of Bergen with a Masters Degree in Law in 2009. She has an LLM degree from University of Southampton in Maritime Law from 2008/2009 where she wrote a dissertation on alteration of risk under the contract of insurance. Her previous work experience includes two summer internships at Norwegian Hull Club's legal department and underwriter at Gjensidige Forsikring.

Patricia Poh
Broker
Singapore
Patricia Poh

Broker

Singapore


Call: +65 6224 9970 / +65 9150 6884

Email: patricia.poh@edgegroup.com


Jens Ringefelt
Director/Senior Broker
Singapore
Jens Ringefelt

Director/Senior Broker

Singapore


Call: +65 6224 9970 / +65 8498 3693

Email: jens.ringefelt@edgegroup.com


Craig Shewring
Claims Technician
London
Craig Shewring

Claims Technician

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9247 / +44 7528 221731

Email: craig.shewring@edgegroup.com


Victoria Soman
Claims Technician
London
Victoria Soman

Claims Technician

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9204

Email: victoria.soman@edgegroup.com


Martin Strehlow
Head of P&I Claims
Hamburg
Martin Strehlow

Head of P&I Claims

Hamburg


Call: +49 40 650668523

Email: martin.strehlow@edgegroup.com


Martin graduated in law at Hamburg University in 1998 and qualified as a lawyer near Hamburg. In 1999 Martin entered the marine insurance industry through the legal department of a German shipping line. In 2002 he joined a German marine insurance brokers with a focus on P&I claim handling. 10 years later Martin joined the newly formed Edge Germany as Head of the P&I Claims Department.

Debra Xie
Assistant Broker
Singapore
Debra Xie

Assistant Broker

Singapore


Call: +65 6224 9970 / +65 9099 3286

Email: debra.xie@edgegroup.com