Henschien Insurance Services appointed John Wiik as Chairman

Henschien Insurance Services, acquired  a year ago by Cambiaso Risso Marine, but with   the management retaining a minority shareholding, is delighted to announce the appointment of John Wiik as Chairman.

This appointment comes a year after Hans Petter Henschien’s resignation as CEO to take on a consultancy role within Cambiaso Risso Group – an arrangement that is ongoing.

John Wiik, together with the Management team at Henschien Insurance, will be addressing a new future focusing on the development of Scandinavian and International accounts in co-operation with Cambiaso Risso network.

The Bergen company will continue to operate with Norwegian management, privilege placing into the Scandinavian market and with a strong focus on Scandinavian accounts in the marine, energy and special risks fields.

A new Group Advisory Board including John Wiik, Esben Poulsson (non-executive Chairman of Cambiaso Risso Asia), Francesco Maria Greco (Executive Vice-President of Cambiaso Risso Marine) is also being established to support Marco Risso and Mauro Iguera, respectively Chairman and CEO of Cambiaso Risso Group with regard to strategic decisions, including further growth opportunities through merges and acquisitions.

Cambiaso Risso’s  2015 results generated a total written premium of USD 360 Million , a net brokerage of USD 25 million (Marine only). At year end the Group employed a total of 120 staff with offices in Genoa, Naples, Monte Carlo, Bergen, London, Athens, Istanbul and Singapore.

About John Wiik : He started his career with Norwegian Hull Club in 1979 and has been the Managing Director and CEO of the company since 1984. He has been recently appointed CEO of Viken Offshore. During his extensive career has been member of various boards in maritime, banking and consulting companies.
About Esben Poulsson: non-Executive Chairman of Cambiaso Risso Asia Pte. Ltd., recently appointed President of SSA (Singapore Shipping Association). Active in the maritime industry for over 40 years, with extensive Executive and Non-Executive experience.  He is currently Chairman of Enesel Pte. Ltd.  and a Board member of a number of Singapore based companies.
About Francesco Maria Greco: Executive Vice President of CAMBIASO RISSO MARINE SpA. Devoted his life to the diplomatic carrier, playing different prestigious  roles within the Ministry of  Foreign Affairs (Director General for Culture) and abroad (Jugoslavia, Belgium, Spain); he was Chargé d’affaires in Bangkok, Deputy Permanent Representative at NATO and Ambassador in Jakarta and Dili (2002-2007); he has recently left the assignment of Ambassador of Italy at the Holy See (2010-2015). Columnist for CORRIERE DELLA SERA; member of the Development Committee of BANCA PROSSIMA.