KINGFISHER combines decades of experience in the placement and claims handling for sea-going and inland vessels. All employees at KINGFISHER originate from the marine insurance market in Hamburg and have long been advising ship-owners in respect of their insurance portfolios.
DR. JAN JOACHIM RIECKHOFF, LL.M. (Cape Town)
Dr. Rieckhoff studied shipping and maritime law at Hamburg University where he passed the bar exam in 2004. He has a Master Degree of Shipping Laws from Cape Town University and University of Stellenbosch and did his doctorate (doctor of laws) in 2005 by comparing English and German maritime arbitration.
As head of the claims department at a long-established marine insurance broker, Dr. Rieckhoff was previously responsible for the overall supervision of the claims side and the further development of the underlying insurance provisions. Dr. Rieckhoff is the majority shareholder of KINGFISHER and in his function as managing partner at home both in the placing and claims handling.
Florian Berend began his professional career at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty AG, where he worked as an underwriter.
In 2010 he changed to a marine insurance broker to work as a team leader in the field of marine insurance. Later, Florian Berend was responsible for the handling of the claims on behalf of his shipping customers in the claims department of the broking house.
Mr. Thoms has studied law at Hamburg University. He finished his legal traineeship with a station at a well-known German liner shipping company by passing his bar-exam in 2011. Subsequently, Mr. Thoms worked in the operational business of a tanker shipping company and as a claims handler in the claims department of a large German marine insurance broker. Mr. Thoms joined KINGFISHER in November 2013 and is responsible for placing and claims handling alike.
Ms. Müggenburg worked as former chief accountant at a marine insurance broker in Hamburg and was responsible for the organization and the ongoing operations of the accounting department.
At KINGFISHER Ms. Müggenburg is responsible for the accounting of the client’s monies held on trust and the dunning process of the broking house.
Ms. Lemke joined KINGFISHER shortly after the business was established and works since then in the accountant’s department.
We are pleased that the Carsten Rehder Group feels so confident about the idea behind KINGFISHER that they even acquired a minority share in the broking house. We benefit from the open exchange between insurance broker and shipping company and use such consolidated findings to manage the entire portfolio of KINGFISHER even better.