The Swedish Club has announced the appointment of a new Chief Financial Officer, Mikael Kromli, who will take up the position on June 15, 2015 and will be based in Gothenburg.
It has also used the occasion of the 2015 Annual General Meeting in Gothenburg to welcome the election of Mr Lim Sim Keat, Managing Director of the Dry Transport Logistics Division of the Singapore-based IMC Shipping Co. Pte, onto the Swedish Club board. IMC Shipping is part of the IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group – a privately-owned enterprise with a diverse range of business interests, including shipping, investments, and lifestyle/real estate.
Mr Kromli, a Swedish national, brings with him vast experience in the corporate finance field, especially in the areas of investor relations, treasury and risk management in the insurance sector.
A past CFO in Sweden’s Volvo Group and at TitanX, Mr Kromli has also worked as CFO at Nobel Biocare, at the time a listed company on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.
Welcoming the two appointments, Lars Rhodin, The Swedish Club’s Managing Director, said they slotted perfectly in line with the Club’s growth strategy. “SK Lim is a key addition to the Club’s board and brings with him valuable experience of working at senior levels within major international companies. In turn, Mikael has the perfect experience and aptitude needed in the further development of the Club.
This year’s Swedish Club AGM has taken the importance of ‘Game Changers’ as the theme of its Members’ Day conference with Justin Gardner, Executive Vice President and Head of the North America Marine Reinsurance team at Willis Re Specialty, and Xavier Villers, Head of Marine at Miller Insurance Services in London giving the keynote speeches in the opening session entitled: “Random events and game changers in marine insurance”.
Dr Jonas Ridderstråle, PhD Business & Economics and Guest Professor at the Ashridge Business School in the UK, will then give his own perspective on the topic of “Game changers — Playing to win the future”.
Acknowledged as one of the world’s most influential and respected business thinkers and speakers, Dr Ridderstråle is the author of international bestsellers such as Funky Business, Karaoke Capitalism and Re-energizing the Corporation.
• The Swedish Club was founded in 1872 and is today a leading and diversified mutual marine insurance company, owned and controlled by its members. The Club writes Protection & Indemnity, Freight, Demurrage & Defence, Hull & Machinery, Hull Interests, Loss of Hire, War Risks, and any additional insurances required by shipowners or charterers. It also writes Hull & Machinery, War risks and Loss of Hire for Mobile Offshore Units and FPSOs.
• Its head office is located in Gothenburg, Sweden, with branch offices in Piraeus, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Oslo.
• More information about the Club is available at: www.swedishclub.com