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Mike  Thompson

ACII Chartered Insurer, Chief Underwriting Officer

+44 7385 403 975

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. 

Email: Mike.Thompson@lavaretus.com

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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.

Email: patrik.schalin@lavaretus.com

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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.

Email: henrik.jensen@lavaretus.com

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Jens Østrup Olsen

Chief Nautical Officer

+45 23 72 44 92

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.

Email:  jens.oestrup.olsen@lavaretus.com

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Emil Starck

Business Administrator

+358 50 516 8075

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.

Email: emil.starck@lavaretus.com


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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.

Email: niklas.ohman@lavaretus.com