Skuld announces new leadership for Oslo business unit

Press release

Published: 30 June 2017

Skuld today announces Kristoffer Kohmann as the new head of Skuld Oslo 2, one of its Oslo business units. Kohmann will succeed Ketil Urdal who, after 16 years with Skuld and a career spanning 20 years in the industry, has decided to retire. Kohmann will take up his role on 01 August 2017. 

Kohmann’s promotion follows 15 years at Skuld, during which time he has progressed from junior claims handler to his current role of vice president, head of claims. Urdal will remain as senior vice-president underwriter at Oslo 2 until he enters retirement in September 2018.

Ståle Hansen, Skuld president and CEO, said: “Since 2005, Skuld Oslo 2 has seen growth and strong results under Ketil’s successful leadership. He has expanded our member and client base across Norway, Sweden, Finland and Eastern Europe, maintaining Skuld’s trademark of quality service in every region he has entered.

“Ketil has put together an outstanding team of underwriters and claims professionals in Skuld Oslo 2, in which we have total faith to continue the first-class job he has done for Skuld over the years. We are particularly grateful for his role as a mentor to Kristoffer, who will continue his legacy as the next leader of this business unit.

“I am delighted to welcome Kristoffer as head of Skuld Oslo 2. His strong relationships within Skuld and the market make him the natural choice for successor and I look forward to seeing the development of the business unit under his direction.”

Urdal said: “My career at Skuld has been a privilege. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to develop personally and professionally, while working with inspirational colleagues, and our clients and members, as I have progressed through the ranks. I wish the business unit the best of luck going forward and I am certain Skuld Oslo 2 will continue to prosper under Kristoffer’s leadership.”