Team

Our team

Passion, knowledge & experience

A fully qualified & motivated team, up to date in their respective markets, always available for its clients 24/7/365

Manuel Ferrández

Founder / Executive Chairman

The founder of Atlantic is a qualified lawyer and has been in the reinsurance and P&I business since 1999. Manuel has an Executive MBA by Instituto de Empresa and is fully licensed for intermediation by the DGS (Dirección General de Seguros in Spain). He has an LLM in Maritime Law from Southampton University and also another LLM from the Spanish Maritime Institute (ICADE).

Luis Tojeiro

Director - Atlantic Americas

Mr. Luis Tojeiro Sierto, has a Degree in Law and a LLM Insurance Law from the London School of Foreign Trade. He has been bonded to procedural marine law specially the field of marine insurance for over 20 years. In 2010 he led the creation of the first Spanish P&I at fixed premium. Currently he is the Director and Partner of Atlantic Americas Reinsurance Brokers, based in Miami.

Jason Riley

General Director London Office

Jason has specialised in P&I and FD&D for over 25 years, having worked as a Senior Underwriter initially at Britannia and subsequently the UK P&I Club. He was the Lead underwriter for regions including Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Middle East, Croatia and Japan. More recently Jason was Head of International P&I at Navigators providing him with the unique in-depth knowledge of both the Mutual and Fixed premium sectors.

Richard Adler

Key Client Broker & Chief Commercial Officer

Richard has a Master in Shipping, Trade & Finance from Cass Business School in London and is a Fellow member of the Chartered Shipbrokers Institute. Richard has held senior positions as Underwriter, Risk and Insurance Manager and as a broker. He worked as Insurance Manager in a reputed shipping company and before joining Atlantic led the P&I team of one of the largest brokers in the market.

Nina Berdzuli

Operations Manager

Nina Berdzuli joined Atlantic in March 2012. She has been in insurance business for the last five years as Underwriting Assistant in different lines of business, Property, Fine Art, Contingency. Now she is the Operations Manager in Atlantic Insurance & Reinsurance Brokers. She is from Georgia and speaks Spanish (bilingual), English, Russian and Georgian.

Javier Soriano

Marine Director

Javier Soriano is a graduate in Law at the University of Almería and Master’s Degree in Shipping Business and Maritime Law at the Pontifical University of Comillas (IME/ICADE). He joined Atlantic in September 2016. He speaks spanish, english, german and italian.

María Vidal

Operation´s Manager London Office

María Vidal is graduated in Political Science by the University Carlos III of Madrid and Master in Maritime Law by the Institute of the International Maritime Organization in Malta. She joined Atlantic in January 2014. She speaks Spanish, English and French.

Marta Millán

Account Executive

Marta Millán is graduated in Translation and Interpreting by the University of Alfonso X El Sabio and has the title of Sworn Translator by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She joined Atlantic in 2014. She speaks Spanish, English and Italian.

Inna Gorbunova

Account Executive

Inna Gorbunova has a degree in Law from UAP University (Moscow) and a Master’s Degree in Business and Maritime Law from the Pontifical University of Comillas (IME / ICADE). He joined Atlantic in 2018. He speaks Spanish, English & Russian.

Ana López

Junior Account Executive

Ana López, has joined Atlantic in September 2018. She has a degree in Administration and Business Management, from the University of Las Palmas (Islas Canarias) and graduated in Digital Marketing by the University of Birmingham. Ana speaks English and Spanish.

Accounting Department and Back office

Jesús Pérez Manrique

CFO & COO

Jesús is Bachelor of Economics (Business Administration) at the AH University (of Madrid) and Executive MBA. He is Certified Public Accountant, registered in the ROAC (Spanish “Official Register of Account Auditors”). Jesús started his professional career at Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC). He has subsequently held executive positions in different ship-owners companies (SCF Marpetrol and Empresa Naviera Elcano). He joined Atlantic in August 2017. He speaks Spanish and English.

Elisabetta Porta

Finance Director

Elisabetta Porta is an Economics graduate from the University of Milan, Italy. At Atlantic Ins. & Reins. Brokers she is responsible for finance and her roles include the handling of clients monies in the IBA accounts, payment of premiums to the markets, preparation of company financial statements, dealing with the banks and helping with budgeting forecasts.

Tatiana García Valderrama

Assistant to the Managing director

Tatiana García Valderrama joined Atlantic the past March 4, 2019. She has a degree in Law with a specialization in Business Management from the University of Alcalá de Henares in Madrid. She has completed the Master in Legal Advice of Companies in the IE. She´s currently the office assistant in Madrid. She speaks English and Spanish.

Emily Espinoza Chamorro

Accountant

Emily has a degree in Business Administration and Accountancy. For years she worked in companies from several sectors giving support to financial departments, accounting and administration. She joined us in September 2019.

Yulieth Niz

Administrator - Miami Office

Responsible of Atlantic Americas Administration.
Profession: Degree in Administration of Material and Financial Resources
Description: 8 years of experience in the insurance world.
Skills: Organized and proactive, with ample desire to improve both personally and professionally.