Our people are the assets delivering our clients innovative and cost saving solutions.

Folkert Strengholt
Folkert Strengholt
CEO

Folkert has a background in marine insurance. For the past 25 years he has worked in various roles in the marine insurance industry with one of the leading P&I specialist. Folkert looks after the management of our company making sure we have the right proposition for our clients.

Edwin Li is EF Marine's Managing Director
Edwin Li
Managing Director

Edwin has experience in engineering, marketing, management and investment in his early career. For the last 20 years he has been in ship registration, ship classification and marine insurance. Edwin knows what marine and shipping community needs and is keen to provide his advice and assistance.

Tjomme de Boer - Head of Underwriting
Tjomme de Boer
Head of Underwriting

Tjomme has over 20 years of experience in the shipping industry. He sailed with P&O Nedlloyd and Wagenborg and worked for an inland shipping company before moving to P&I insurance. Tjomme has experience in various underwriting roles. Through his shipping experience Tjomme understands the needs of our clients. Tjomme is a strong P&I professional with analytical skills and a full qualification in insurance.

Eglantine Bentz
Eglantine Bentz
Head of Claims

Eglantine has been in P&I insurance for over 20 years and in various claim roles. She has extensive experience in handling P&I claims and defence matters for Shipowners and Charterers. Legally trained, she is keen to provide our clients with a fitting claims solutions and is always available for any questions clients may have.

Mihai Blajan
Mihai Blajan
Senior Underwriter

Mihai has a background as marine underwriter. He is skilled in P&I and H&M insurance with strong analytical and underwriting skills. Mihai is focused on delivering our clients first class service by responding quickly to any enquiries.

Sarah van ‘t Hout-Weerdmeester - Underwriter
Sarah van ‘t Hout-Weerdmeester
Underwriter

Sarah is underwriter and has a background as P&I underwriter with more than a decade of experience. She is skilled in P&I, fully qualified in insurance and has a strong hands-on mentality. Sarah is focused on delivering our clients with first class service by responding quickly to any enquiries. Sarah is based in our Rotterdam office.

JiaJia Lim - Underwriting Assistant
Jia Jia Lim
Underwriting Assistant

Jia Jia is our Underwriting Assistant and responsible for our policy administration. Before joining EF Marine Jia Jia worked for several years with a fixed premium P&I facility as claims assistant. With her attention to detail, analytical skills and full dedication Jia Jia is committed to swiftly and flawlessly provide our Brokers and Assured’s with insurance documentation.

Yee Kwan Thye - Claims Manager
Yee Kwan Thye
Claims Manager

Kwan Thye has over 15 years of shipping, oil & gas and marine/energy insurance experience, which entails a wide spectrum of insurance roles having worked in shipowners’ offices, P&I and broking houses.  Kwan Thye also holds a Law Degree. Through his experience Kwan Thye is very keen in and adept to delivering solutions to our clients, along with proficient claims handling service.

Narendra Sharma - General Manager Business Development & Analytics
Narendra Sharma
General Manager Business Development & Analytics

Narendra is a Master Mariner and sailed for many years before he started working in P&I insurance. He has strong skills in business development and client servicing. Narendra is also looking after our data analytics and works closely with our underwriting team not only to develop business but also making sure we analyze our data in the interest of our clients.

KaSiang Ng
KaSiang Ng
Finance Manager

KaSiang has over 6 years of experience in the finance and accounting industry. Prior to joining EF Marine, he was an external auditor with the experience related to accounting, auditing and tax. KaSiang holds the responsibility on managing daily finance operation and monitoring account performance, in meeting the accounting standards and to minimize the financial compliance risk.

Victor Wee
Victor Wee
Loss Prevention Manager

Prior to joining EF Marine, Victor has accumulated vast experience and expertise in the maritime and offshore industries over the past 28 years. He started his maritime sea career as Marine Engineer in Neptune Orient Line and thereafter moved to onshore maritime career as technical superintendent and manager with reputable shipowners/operators, classification and warranty surveyor, marine management system auditor, maritime & offshore project management and consultant. Through his professional expertise and experience Victor can assist our clients with his technical knowledge, practical experiences and analytical skills.

Kelsi Deng
Kelsi Deng
Risk & Compliance Manager

Kelsi has solid knowledge of risk management and key compliance areas such as sanction checking and business disciplines analysis. She is a motivated and passionate specialist who is able to work independently in the dynamic environment of compliance.

Victor Choy - IT Director
Victor Choy
IT Director

Victor Choy has over 10 years of experience in various industries such as consulting, retail and oil and gas managing the entire IT landscape for different companies in small and medium enterprises as well as multi-national corporations.