Insurance broker UIB has appointed Mikael Ardell, as divisional director for Marine and Energy, to drive growth across the Nordic region in the property and energy sectors. Mikael, who will be based in Stockholm and brings 21 years experience to the role, was previously Nordic energy practice leader at Jardine Lloyd Thompson.
Marine and energy is a core focus of UIB’s Nordic operation and Mikael’s appointment, with his strong track record in property intensive areas of the energy industry, will help UIB build on its traditional pure marine specialism.
Mikael is an expert in risk management, consulting and insurance design, placement and implementation for complex property and energy risks.
His appointment is also in line with UIB Nordic’s strategy of focusing attention on select areas where the greatest value can be added to the end client. The ultimate objective for UIB in the region is to be the market leader in its chosen niches.
Mikael has previously worked in similar roles at Marsh and Willis in Nordic countries and also in North America. In addition he founded and served as managing director of the Swedish subsidiary of Integro Insurance Brokers.
Commenting on the appointment managing director of UIB Nordic Peter Sundlöf said: “Mikael’s skills fit hand in glove with those of the existing team and we are extremely pleased to welcome such a highly regarded specialist to UIB. There are substantial synergies between our existing marine business and our casualty unit and I believe UIB Nordic is the perfect platform for Mikael given his strong entrepreneurial ability as well as his expertise. Mikael has a very good name in the market with both clients and underwriters and we expect great things from him.”
Source : UIB Press Release