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, a state owned trade and innovation entity. She has thirty 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.
Since 2012, she has been in the chair of 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.
Hammer is a Norwegian native, and holds a degree in business and marketing from Oslo Business School.