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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.

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 / +49 151 14117609

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.

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
Senior Broker
Bergen
Ida Abrahamsen-Sangedal

Senior 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
Executive Director Marine Project Risk
Oslo
Terje Adolfsen

Executive Director Marine Project Risk

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


Frances Armstrong-Jones
P&I Technician
London
Frances Armstrong-Jones

P&I Technician

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9249

Email: frances.armstrongjones@edgegroup.com


Adam Ashworth
Broker
London
Adam Ashworth

Broker

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9246 / +44 7817 366247

Email: adam.ashworth@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: +44 20 7459 9254

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


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.

Sinje Campbell
Marine Technician
Hamburg
Sinje Campbell

Marine Technician

Hamburg


Call: +49 40 650668534

Email: Sinje.Campbell@edgegroup.com


After completing her apprenticeship as certified shipping agent at a shipping company in Hamburg, Sinje joined their crewing department for about one year. Afterwards she moved to the insurance department where she handled all P&I and H&M claims of the fleet for about 10 years. Sinje joined EDGE in September 2017.

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


Guv Dhugga
Premium Closings Technician
London
Guv Dhugga

Premium Closings Technician

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9225

Email: guv.dhugga@edgegroup.com


Mark Diamond
Compliance Officer
London
Mark Diamond

Compliance Officer

London


Call: 0044 20 7459 9230

Email: mark.diamond@edgegroup.com


Jahara Diaz
Legal Adviser Claims and Special Risks
Bergen
Jahara Diaz

Legal Adviser Claims and Special Risks

Bergen


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.

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.

Eleanor Fisher
IBA Accountant
London
Eleanor Fisher

IBA Accountant

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9216

Email: eleanor.fisher@edgegroup.com


Kåre Franseth
Claims Director
Oslo
Kåre Franseth

Claims Director

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.

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


Renate Herrmann
Risk Consultant
London
Renate Herrmann

Risk Consultant

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9216 / +44 7825 043 906

Email: renate.herrmann@edgegroup.com


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).

Anders Langeland Johannessen
Managing Director / Management
Bergen
Anders Langeland Johannessen

Managing Director

Bergen


Call: +47 9130 3406

Email: anders.johannessen@edgegroup.com


Dwight Johnson
Cargo Broker
London
Dwight Johnson

Cargo Broker

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9218

Email: dwight.johnson@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


Michael Loakman
Marine Technician
London
Michael Loakman

Marine Technician

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9293

Email: michael.loakman@edgegroup.com


Mike Martin
Divisional Director Financial & Political Risks
Singapore
Mike Martin

Divisional Director Financial & Political Risks

Singapore


Call: +65 6224 9970 / +65 8332 4911 / +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).

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 Broker
Bergen
Bente Wiik Nesse

Claims Broker

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.

Khairul Nizham
Claims Manager
Singapore
Khairul Nizham

Claims Manager

Singapore


Call: +65 6224 9970 (Office) / +65 8428 8401 (Mobile)

Email: Khairul.Nizham@edgegroup.com


Obtained BSc. in Maritime Studies from Nanyang Technological University. 4 years’ claims experience handling wet and dry recoveries cases, and transport and logistics liability accounts. Served as Assistant Navigation Officer for the Singapore Police Coast Guard. Attained Graduate Certificate in International Arbitration and working towards gaining membership into the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (MSIArb). Currently studying to complete National University of Singapore’s Graduate Diploma in Maritime Law and Arbitration.

Isabel North
Claims Administrator
London
Isabel North

Claims Administrator

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9212

Email: Isabel.north@edgegroup.com


Nicholas North
Director, Marine Claims
London
Nicholas North

Director, Marine Claims

London


Call: +44 207 459 9222 / +44 7930 667730

Email: nicholas.north@edgegroup.com


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
Head Technician Oslo
Oslo
Grete Olsen

Head Technician Oslo

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.

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


Martin Schmincke
Accountant
Hamburg
Martin Schmincke

Accountant

Hamburg


Call: +49 40 650 668525

Email: martin.schmincke@edgegroup.com


After spending more than a decade in the public relation business, Martin moved to the financial department of a start up company in Hamburg. They entered the German mobile phones market by establishing a new smart phone brand. Martin enjoyed working as a part of an international network with colleagues in Asia and France.

Victoria Soman
Claims Executive
London
Victoria Soman

Claims Executive

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
Broker
Oslo
Petter Aksel Sundby

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
Head Technician Bergen and Broker
Bergen
Turid Ulvatn

Head Technician Bergen and 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.

Adam Waterston
Broker, Financial and Political Risk
London
Adam Waterston

Broker, Financial and Political Risk

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9224

Email: adam.waterston@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.

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.

Britta Winkler
Head of H&M Claims
Hamburg
Britta Winkler

Head of H&M Claims

Hamburg


Call: +49 (40) 650 668 533 / +49 170 4092334

Email: britta.winkler@edgegroup.com


Britta joined Edge Germany in June 2017 after working as a Senior Claims Executive for a Hamburg based insurance broker for the last 6.5 years. Prior to that she was working as a Technical Management Supervisor and Claims Executive for 10 years for a well known Hamburg based ship owner. In her current position as Head of H&M Claims she is responsible for all sorts of Hull & Machinery matters. Working in the maritime field all these years she has acquired a protruding knowledge of marine insurance and she has established trustworthy business relations worldwide and is well acquainted with insurers, customers, lawyers and surveyors.

Tomasz Jan Wirkus
Hull and Machinery Department
Hamburg
Tomasz Jan Wirkus

Hull and Machinery Department

Hamburg


Call: +49 40 650668526 / +49 151 176 34 176

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


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


Frances Armstrong-Jones
P&I Technician
London
Frances Armstrong-Jones

P&I Technician

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9249

Email: frances.armstrongjones@edgegroup.com


Adam Ashworth
Broker
London
Adam Ashworth

Broker

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9246 / +44 7817 366247

Email: adam.ashworth@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: +44 20 7459 9254

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


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


Guv Dhugga
Premium Closings Technician
London
Guv Dhugga

Premium Closings Technician

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9225

Email: guv.dhugga@edgegroup.com


Mark Diamond
Compliance Officer
London
Mark Diamond

Compliance Officer

London


Call: 0044 20 7459 9230

Email: mark.diamond@edgegroup.com


Eleanor Fisher
IBA Accountant
London
Eleanor Fisher

IBA Accountant

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9216

Email: eleanor.fisher@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


Renate Herrmann
Risk Consultant
London
Renate Herrmann

Risk Consultant

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9216 / +44 7825 043 906

Email: renate.herrmann@edgegroup.com


Dwight Johnson
Cargo Broker
London
Dwight Johnson

Cargo Broker

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9218

Email: dwight.johnson@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


Michael Loakman
Marine Technician
London
Michael Loakman

Marine Technician

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9293

Email: michael.loakman@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


Isabel North
Claims Administrator
London
Isabel North

Claims Administrator

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9212

Email: Isabel.north@edgegroup.com


Nicholas North
Director, Marine Claims
London
Nicholas North

Director, Marine Claims

London


Call: +44 207 459 9222 / +44 7930 667730

Email: nicholas.north@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


Victoria Soman
Claims Executive
London
Victoria Soman

Claims Executive

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


Adam Waterston
Broker, Financial and Political Risk
London
Adam Waterston

Broker, Financial and Political Risk

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9224

Email: adam.waterston@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
Senior Broker
Bergen
Ida Abrahamsen-Sangedal

Senior 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

Jahara Diaz
Legal Adviser Claims and Special Risks
Bergen
Jahara Diaz

Legal Adviser Claims and Special Risks

Bergen


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.

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.

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).

Anders Langeland Johannessen
Managing Director / Management
Bergen
Anders Langeland Johannessen

Managing Director

Bergen


Call: +47 9130 3406

Email: anders.johannessen@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).

Bente Wiik Nesse
Claims Broker
Bergen
Bente Wiik Nesse

Claims Broker

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
Head Technician Bergen and Broker
Bergen
Turid Ulvatn

Head Technician Bergen and 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.

Jörn Keller
CEO Germany / Management
Hamburg
Jörn Keller

CEO Germany

Hamburg


Call: +49 40 650668531 / +49 151 14117609

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.

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.

Sinje Campbell
Marine Technician
Hamburg
Sinje Campbell

Marine Technician

Hamburg


Call: +49 40 650668534

Email: Sinje.Campbell@edgegroup.com


After completing her apprenticeship as certified shipping agent at a shipping company in Hamburg, Sinje joined their crewing department for about one year. Afterwards she moved to the insurance department where she handled all P&I and H&M claims of the fleet for about 10 years. Sinje joined EDGE in September 2017.

Martin Schmincke
Accountant
Hamburg
Martin Schmincke

Accountant

Hamburg


Call: +49 40 650 668525

Email: martin.schmincke@edgegroup.com


After spending more than a decade in the public relation business, Martin moved to the financial department of a start up company in Hamburg. They entered the German mobile phones market by establishing a new smart phone brand. Martin enjoyed working as a part of an international network with colleagues in Asia and France.

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.

Britta Winkler
Head of H&M Claims
Hamburg
Britta Winkler

Head of H&M Claims

Hamburg


Call: +49 (40) 650 668 533 / +49 170 4092334

Email: britta.winkler@edgegroup.com


Britta joined Edge Germany in June 2017 after working as a Senior Claims Executive for a Hamburg based insurance broker for the last 6.5 years. Prior to that she was working as a Technical Management Supervisor and Claims Executive for 10 years for a well known Hamburg based ship owner. In her current position as Head of H&M Claims she is responsible for all sorts of Hull & Machinery matters. Working in the maritime field all these years she has acquired a protruding knowledge of marine insurance and she has established trustworthy business relations worldwide and is well acquainted with insurers, customers, lawyers and surveyors.

Tomasz Jan Wirkus
Hull and Machinery Department
Hamburg
Tomasz Jan Wirkus

Hull and Machinery Department

Hamburg


Call: +49 40 650668526 / +49 151 176 34 176

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
Executive Director Marine Project Risk
Oslo
Terje Adolfsen

Executive Director Marine Project Risk

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.

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
Claims Director
Oslo
Kåre Franseth

Claims Director

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.

Grete Olsen
Head Technician Oslo
Oslo
Grete Olsen

Head Technician Oslo

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
Broker
Oslo
Petter Aksel Sundby

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


Mike Martin
Divisional Director Financial & Political Risks
Singapore
Mike Martin

Divisional Director Financial & Political Risks

Singapore


Call: +65 6224 9970 / +65 8332 4911 / +44 7876 638474

Email: mike.martin@edgegroup.com


Khairul Nizham
Claims Manager
Singapore
Khairul Nizham

Claims Manager

Singapore


Call: +65 6224 9970 (Office) / +65 8428 8401 (Mobile)

Email: Khairul.Nizham@edgegroup.com


Obtained BSc. in Maritime Studies from Nanyang Technological University. 4 years’ claims experience handling wet and dry recoveries cases, and transport and logistics liability accounts. Served as Assistant Navigation Officer for the Singapore Police Coast Guard. Attained Graduate Certificate in International Arbitration and working towards gaining membership into the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (MSIArb). Currently studying to complete National University of Singapore’s Graduate Diploma in Maritime Law and Arbitration.

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


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.

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 / +49 151 14117609

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.

Anders Langeland Johannessen
Managing Director / Management
Bergen
Anders Langeland Johannessen

Managing Director

Bergen


Call: +47 9130 3406

Email: anders.johannessen@edgegroup.com


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.

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.

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.

Anders Langeland Johannessen
Managing Director / Management
Bergen
Anders Langeland Johannessen

Managing Director

Bergen


Call: +47 9130 3406

Email: anders.johannessen@edgegroup.com


Ida Abrahamsen-Sangedal
Senior Broker
Bergen
Ida Abrahamsen-Sangedal

Senior 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


Adam Ashworth
Broker
London
Adam Ashworth

Broker

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9246 / +44 7817 366247

Email: adam.ashworth@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: +44 20 7459 9254

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 / +49 151 14117609

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


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
Head Technician Bergen and Broker
Bergen
Turid Ulvatn

Head Technician Bergen and 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 / +49 151 176 34 176

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


Terje Adolfsen
Executive Director Marine Project Risk
Oslo
Terje Adolfsen

Executive Director Marine Project Risk

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.

Anders Langeland Johannessen
Managing Director / Management
Bergen
Anders Langeland Johannessen

Managing Director

Bergen


Call: +47 9130 3406

Email: anders.johannessen@edgegroup.com


David Binsted
Senior Broker
London
David Binsted

Senior Broker

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9254

Email: david.binsted@edgegroup.com


Jahara Diaz
Legal Adviser Claims and Special Risks
Bergen
Jahara Diaz

Legal Adviser Claims and Special Risks

Bergen


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).

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
Broker
Oslo
Petter Aksel Sundby

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
Senior Broker
Bergen
Ida Abrahamsen-Sangedal

Senior 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
Singapore
Mike Martin

Divisional Director Financial & Political Risks

Singapore


Call: +65 6224 9970 / +65 8332 4911 / +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


Adam Waterston
Broker, Financial and Political Risk
London
Adam Waterston

Broker, Financial and Political Risk

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9224

Email: adam.waterston@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.

Jahara Diaz
Legal Adviser Claims and Special Risks
Bergen
Jahara Diaz

Legal Adviser Claims and Special Risks

Bergen


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
Claims Director
Oslo
Kåre Franseth

Claims Director

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).

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 Broker
Bergen
Bente Wiik Nesse

Claims Broker

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.

Khairul Nizham
Claims Manager
Singapore
Khairul Nizham

Claims Manager

Singapore


Call: +65 6224 9970 (Office) / +65 8428 8401 (Mobile)

Email: Khairul.Nizham@edgegroup.com


Obtained BSc. in Maritime Studies from Nanyang Technological University. 4 years’ claims experience handling wet and dry recoveries cases, and transport and logistics liability accounts. Served as Assistant Navigation Officer for the Singapore Police Coast Guard. Attained Graduate Certificate in International Arbitration and working towards gaining membership into the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (MSIArb). Currently studying to complete National University of Singapore’s Graduate Diploma in Maritime Law and Arbitration.

Isabel North
Claims Administrator
London
Isabel North

Claims Administrator

London


Call: +44 20 7459 9212

Email: Isabel.north@edgegroup.com


Nicholas North
Director, Marine Claims
London
Nicholas North

Director, Marine Claims

London


Call: +44 207 459 9222 / +44 7930 667730

Email: nicholas.north@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


Victoria Soman
Claims Executive
London
Victoria Soman

Claims Executive

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.

Britta Winkler
Head of H&M Claims
Hamburg
Britta Winkler

Head of H&M Claims

Hamburg


Call: +49 (40) 650 668 533 / +49 170 4092334

Email: britta.winkler@edgegroup.com


Britta joined Edge Germany in June 2017 after working as a Senior Claims Executive for a Hamburg based insurance broker for the last 6.5 years. Prior to that she was working as a Technical Management Supervisor and Claims Executive for 10 years for a well known Hamburg based ship owner. In her current position as Head of H&M Claims she is responsible for all sorts of Hull & Machinery matters. Working in the maritime field all these years she has acquired a protruding knowledge of marine insurance and she has established trustworthy business relations worldwide and is well acquainted with insurers, customers, lawyers and surveyors.