Jarek Klimczak is a former seafarer and Master Mariner. He holds a role as Senior Marine Risk Consultant, Asia Pacific, for AXA XL, a division of AXA. Jarek is responsible to support Marine Underwriters in risk selections, by providing risk assessments and offering loss prevention programs to clients, mainly for Hull & Machinery, Cargo, Project Cargo and Marine Liabilities. Within his role he also assists to Claims department across the region. Jarek has been based in Singapore since 2011. Prior to joining AXA XL, Jarek worked as Marine Senior Risk Consultant at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty.
Jarek has spent 31 years in his professional career and always been attached to Maritime Industry. As a seafarer, he started shortly after graduation in capacity of a cadet. Over next decade, and stepping progressively up to higher ranks, was promoted to Master Mariner and offered a command over a merchant ships, which he held for 5 years. After having spent 16 years at sea he retired from seafaring in 2015. Before moving to Insurance industry, Jarek held a role of ships’ operator in UK, Owner’s Representative in Latin and South America, Transport Engineer in Germany and finally moved to Singapore to start his journey into Marine Insurance.
Having had an international exposure, Jarek acquired understanding of shipping and logistics industries at global level. He was responsible for logistics operation in Chile and Mexico. After his transfer to Germany he started to work in highly specialized project cargo sector, executing projects of transportation of heavy and oversized machinery, including equipment for Offshore Industry. Working in Insurance industry his practical experience and expertise have benefited to internal and external clients, improving quality of their operation, limiting downtimes and avoiding potential losses.
Jarek has presented and written widely on a variety of topics, including: Autonomous Ships, Future of Risk Engineering, Vessel Vetting for project cargo, Implementation of low Sulphur fuels, Using Data in Maritime business and a publication on 3D printing.
He is a holder of Master Mariner unlimited license. Jarek graduated from Maritime University in Gdynia and did post-graduate study of Business Administration at University of Gdansk in Poland. Married and father two children.