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.


Christopher HesselbrandtChair 

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

Hendrike KühlSecretary 

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

Sean DaltonExecutive Committee Liaison 

Munich Re 330 Madison Avenue 13th Floor New York, NY 10017 USA

Fumiaki Ichimura 

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

Lars Lange 

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

Selina Lau 

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

Lavanya Mundayur 

The new India Assurance Mumbai India

Massimo Spinetta 

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

Isabelle Therrien 

Falvey Insurance Group 517-710 Dorval Drive Oakville, Ontario L6K 3V7 Canada

Marlena Truszczynska 

Norwegian Hull Club Solheimsgaten 5 5058 Bergen Norway

Richard Turner 

West of England Insurance Services (Luxembourg) S.A. London United Kingdom

Andrea Willi 

Swiss Re America Holding Corporation 175 King Street 10504 Armonk USA