The Education Forum was established by the Executive Committee in the summer of 2016 to address the needs and demands of the global marine insurance industry for education.

It is tasked with developing educational content and delivering it to the IUMI membership. The Education Forum provides access to educational offerings of national member associations, as well as programmes delivered directly by IUMI. To date, IUMI regularly offers webinar presentations and has launched online self-paced e-learning courses for Cargo and Hull lines of business. Other programmes, including in-person classes, are under development.

In this article for an Italian marine and transport publication, IUMI Education Forum member Massimo Spinetta provides an excellent overview over the work of the Forum thus far.


Sanjiv SinghChair

Phone +91 22 22817511

General Insurance Council National Insurance Building 5th Floor 14, J. Tata Road, Churchgate Mumbai – 4000020 INDIA

Hendrike KühlSecretary

Phone +49 40 2000 747 25

IUMI International Union of Marine Insurance Grosse Elbstrasse 36 22767 Hamburg Germany

Sean DaltonExecutive Committee Liaison

Phone +1 212 887 6008

Munich Reinsurance America, Inc. 1177 Avenue of the Americas 15th Floor New York, NY 10036 USA

Christopher Hesselbrandt

Phone +46 678 798844

QBE Europe SA/NV, Nordic Region Kungsgatan 27 SE- 111 56 Stockholm Sweden

Edmund Kan

Phone +852 2852 7260

China Taiping Insurance (HK) Company Limited 15/F, 18 King Wah Road, North Point Hong Kong

Lars Lange

Phone +49 40 2000 747 0

IUMI International Union of Marine Insurance Grosse Elbstrasse 36 22767 Hamburg Germany

Selina Lau

Phone +852 2861 9320

The Hong Kong Federation of Insurers 29th Floor, Sunshine Plaza 353 Lockhart Road Wanchai Hong Kong

Verena Schmitz

Phone +49 175 8892214

Munich RE Königinstrasse 107 80802 München Germany

Tom Shinya

Phone +81-3-3285-1684

Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd. 1-2-1 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 100-8050 Japan

Massimo Spinetta

Phone +39 010 5523633

Generali Global Corporate & Commercial Italy Via Fieschi, 9 16142 Genova GE Italy

Richard Turner

Victor Insurance Tower Place East Tower Place London EC3R 5BU United Kingdom