Vice President, Head of Compliance

Company Description

Skuld was established in Oslo in 1897 as a P&I club for Scandinavian shipowners. Today the company is one of the world's leading marine insurance provider with a strong financial position and an 'A' rating with Standard & Poor's.

Over the years Skuld has become a diversified marine insurer that offers bespoke covers for the diverse needs of shipowners, the offshore and energy sector, charterers and traders, and the superyacht community. Skuld is headquartered in Oslo and runs a worldwide office network of around 280 highly skilled employees from 28 different nations in 10 locations across Europe, the US and Asia.


As the new Head of Compliance, you will provide an in-house compliance service that effectively supports business areas in their duty to comply with relevant laws and regulations and internal procedures, and support risk owners to perform operational risk monitoring activities. Your primary responsibilities will be:

  • Lead Skuld's compliance efforts to prevent, monitor and detect areas of noncompliance
  • Advise management on relevant compliance issues
  • Coordinate compliance efforts in all Skuld's business units, including support to local compliance in Singapore, Hong Kong and London
  • Support risk owners to perform operational risk monitoring activities
  • Monitor possible measures addressed by the Internal Audit
  • Coordinate reporting and communications with relevant regulators
  • Prepare periodic compliance reports to the Executive Management and the Board of Directors
  • Review and implement any improvements to current procedures and internal controls
  • Monitor and register incidents,
  • Support the business to ensure compliance with anti-money laundering, bribery and corruption regulations
  • Data Protection Officer
  • Participate in international workgroups and meetings


You should have a minimum of seven years of experience with compliance or internal auditing, as well as strong knowledge of the insurance industry and relevant laws and regulations. Experience from maritime insurance is an advantage, but not required. Strong written and oral communication skills in English is essential. You must be able to read and interpret Norwegian laws, regulations and other legal documents.


Cand.jur./Master of Law/LL.M., Master of Science or equivalent. 


  • Solution-oriented
  • Co-operative/team player
  • Outgoing and communicative
  • Independent, confident and mature
  • Curious
  • Responsible
  • Living Skuld's values: Accurate, Bold, Caring and Dedicated


  • In this position you will have the overall responsibility for compliance at the group level
  • Skuld is an internationally leading marine insurance company with HQ in Oslo
  • The second largest P&I club in the world
  • The maritime sector is one of Norway's most important industries, and Oslo is one of the leading international hubs for the maritime industry
  • Develop the compliance function in a vertically integrated insurance provider
  • Work closely with the business owners and risk function to develop world-class products and processes
  • A truly international position

 Work Location

The position is based at Skuld's headquarter in Oslo. A moderate level of travel activity will be required.

For additional information, please contact our recruitment consultant Alexander Huun (+47 478 98 809) or Emilie Landmark Komnæs (+47 971 04 690) at BackerSkeie AS for a confidential discussion regarding the position.

Please submit your application as soon as possible.

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Alexander Huun

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Emilie Landmark Komnæs

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Office address:

Rådhusgata 27 0158 Oslo