ABOUT US

Launched in 2018, backed by decades of industry experience, Orca uniquely combines comprehensive marine risk engineering with a technical insurance offering and exceptional in-house claims service. We apply an intelligent, risk-based underwriting approach and deploy comprehensive marine risk engineering services that deliver tangible value for our clients.

OUR BUSINESS VALUES

TECHNICAL

COLLABORATIVE

EXPERT

Our Team

LARS HENDRIKSEN

Chief Executive

Lars has 30 years’ experience in marine risk, including as director of Codan Marine, CEO of the Survey Association, and head of the new building division at the Danish Maritime Authority.

OUR TEAM - RISK ENGINEERING

THOMAS REKVAD

Head of Offshore

Master Mariner since 1987. Thomas has worked as a marine warranty surveyor, a casualty investigator and as a ship surveyor for the Danish Maritime Authority since 1999.

BJARNE NIELSEN

Senior Marine Surveyor

Master Mariner since 1980. Bjarne has worked as a marine surveyor within H&M insurance, salvage, shipyard, warranty surveyor and marine advisor since 1990.

JAN STEFFENSEN

Chief Technical Officer

Master Mariner with an MBA in Shipping and Logistics. Jan joined Orca from Viking Supply Ships, where he served as COO. He has over 30 years' maritime experience.

OUR TEAM - UNDERWRITING & CLAIMS

HENRIK PILEGAARD

Chief Underwriting Officer

Henrik has held roles as CUO at Lavaretus Underwriting, senior trading underwriter at Codan, risk manager for the Survey Association, and claims handler at Tryg Vesta Marine

JENS PETER JENSEN

Senior Underwriter

Jens held senior underwriting and claims management roles at Lavaretus and Codan, and previously worked in the freight forwarding and shipping sectors

PETER BRORSEN KNUDSEN

Claims Manager

Before becoming a claims manager more than a decade ago, Peter was as port state officer and ship surveyor for the Danish Maritime Authority, and a naval officer and Cruise Ship Master.

OUR TEAM - FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

METTE SØRENSEN

Head of Administration

Mette has 25 years’ experience in HR, administration, and finance, the last ten years within the marine sector.

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ABOUT NEON

Orca is part of the Neon Group of companies. Neon is a vibrant insurer operating in the specialist Lloyd’s market, with a reputation for underwriting excellence across a broad spread of classes. Neon takes a refreshing approach to risk solutions, proactively creating bespoke coverage and products to suit client needs, and providing dedicated, experienced claims handlers to ensure rapid resolutions and payments.

Neon is a proud member of Great American Insurance Group, the insurance operations of American Financial Group (NYSE: AFG). AFG has assets of approximately US$60 billion.