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MS Amlin appoints Lead Class Underwriter to Hamburg office

MS Amlin, the specialist global insurer, announces the appointment of Björn Gehrcken as Lead Class Underwriter of Marine & Aviation. Björn joined the company on 1 April, 2017 and is based in MS Amlin’s Hamburg office.

Björn brings more than fourteen years of professional experience in the insurance industry and extensive knowledge of business law. He previously worked for the insurance broker Oskar Schunck, where he held various roles and was able to gain extensive knowledge of the transport sector both on a national and international level. 

As Lead Class Underwriter, Björn’s primary focus will be on Cargo and Cargo Liability in the German market, working closely with the Property & Casualty team. Björn will also act as Development Underwriter for MS Amlin’s other classes in the German market and will have access to MS Amlin’s Global Marine & Aviation team. The full scope of MS Amlin’s product offering consists of: War, P&I, Specie, Aviation, Hull, Cargo, Yachts, Liability and Energy.

Folkert Strengholt, Managing Director at MS Amlin Marine N.V, commented: “I am delighted that Björn has joined our team. His extensive market knowledge and experience will be invaluable to the broader team as we continue to strengthen our presence in the German market."


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MS Amlin, Glenys Dawson – (0)207 746 3577 |

FTI Consulting, Kit Dunford – (0)20 3727 1143 |