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Helle Hammer
Managing Director at Nordic Association of Marine Insurers (Cefor)


Helle Hammer joined the Nordic Association of Marine Insurers (Cefor) as its Managing Director in 2007. Prior to this she was Director of Innovation Norway’s Houston office. She has more than 20 years of experience from politics and industry policies, including four years as State Secretary in the Norwegian Ministries of Trade & Industry and Finance, and six years with the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association.

Hammer chairs the International Union of Marine Insurance´s (IUMI´s) Policy Forum, tasked with the responsibility of identifying, monitoring and proposing any framework related actions to support and protect the interests of the global marine insurance industry. Arctic sailing is one of the targeted issues currently on the Policy Forum´s Agenda.

Helle Hammer is a Norwegian native, and holds a degree in business and marketing from Oslo Business School.

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Agenda Sessions

  • The view from IUMI: assessing the insurance risks for ice-going vessels

    , 13:35
  • Spotlight on insurance: loss prevention and risk management

    , 13:55