Mike Thompson ACII Chartered Insurer
Chief Underwriting Officer
Mike joined Lavaretus Underwriting in early 2021 and has over 34 years of experience of working in the marine insurance sector at Lloyd’s and at GE Frankona Re and Swiss Re. As a former member of the Joint Hull Committee, Mike was also the Chair of the Navigating limits subcommittee and represented the London Insurance market at various Arctic related events. Mike was previously an underwriting capacity provider to Lavaretus and has been involved with the team in that way for the last 20 years. He also has previous specific experience in the underwriting of Floating industrial units, Construction and broader Hull & Machinery risks.
Mobile: +44 7385403975
Patrik Schalin, Assistant Underwriter
Patrik has joined our underwriting team in 2018 with a background in Yacht insurance and a degree in Shipping Management & Business Administration. He primarily handles project cargo underwriting and assists in special risks, power barge projects and Hull & Machinery and is also responsible for our underwriting process system. In addition to marine market experience, he has a strong knowledge of everything digital and promotes our digitization development.
Telephone: +358 10 322 9910
Mobile: +358 40 182 2871
Victor Forstén, Claims Officer
Victor has joined Lavaretus Underwriting in 2012 and started with back office operations. He is responsible for our claims handling and of certain back office operations as well. He has completed advanced courses in environmental logistics, international trade, purchasing and negotiation and warehousing & optimization at the Arcada University of applied sciences.
Telephone: +358 50 367 2785
Mobile: +358 40 840 4134
Henrik Jensen, Chief Technical Officer
Henrik is a licensed marine engineer and joined the Lavaretus risk engineering team in 2013 and has more than 35 years within the marine sector, including seagoing, class and insurance experience. He is primarily engaged in our power barge portfolio, conducting risk assessments and surveys on power barges/vessels and other floating industrial facilities together with conversion/newbuilding yards.
Mobile: +46 72 386 3435
Jens Østrup Olsen, Chief Nautical Officer
Jens is a licensed master mariner and holding a degree in logistic. 19 years seagoing experience working in worldwide trade and 10 years in a towage / salvage entrepreneur company. From 2001 Jens has worked as flag state ship surveyor and marine surveyor. He joined Lavaretus in 2014, his main tasks are marine projects from the marine warranty perspective, advisory and nautical / marine consultancy. Jens is working with Job types such as projects, risk evaluation, jack-up rig moving, load outs, towage, operational surveys, moorings, specialized vessels, marine and offshore legislation and safety standards.
Mobile: +45 23 72 44 92
Emil Starck, Business Administrator
Emil joined Lavaretus in the autumn of 2019 and has taken up tasks in financial administration, credit control, banking and allocation of funds received. He has a master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration, as well as a background in start-up strategy and finance, which together with his appreciation for organizational orderliness is promoting strong day-to-day effectivity.
Mobile: +358 50 516 8075
Niklas Öhman, Financial Controller
Niklas has joined Lavaretus in the autumn of 2018 and is contributing with a strong knowledge and background in company accounting and various financial tasks. He is responsible for reporting and financials at Lavaretus, as well as centralizing and developing internal processes. Besides being pedantic with numbers Niklas has a true passion for Excel development.
Mobile: +358 40 559 6109