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 leaded 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 joined Atlantic in November 2018. He is a P&I and FD&D specialist having worked as an underwriter at the Britannia P&I Club for 10 years looking after the Spanish and Japanese P&I portfolios, and then worked as a Senior Underwriting Director at the UK P&I Club for 13 years and was the Lead underwriter for accounts in Spain, Middle East, Germany, France, Croatia, Italy, India and Switzerland.
More recently Jason was the Head of International P&I at Navigators Fixed Premium division in London; Jason therefore brings with him the unique experience of having an in-depth knowledge of both the Mutual and Fixed Premium P&I sectors.

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.

Jesús Pérez Manrique

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer

Jesús is Bachelor of Economics (Business Administration) at Alcalá de Henares (Madrid) University. He is Certified Public Accountant, registered in the ROAC (Spanish “Registro Oficial de Auditores de Cuentas”). Jesús started his professional career at Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC). He has subsequently held executive positions in different shipowner companies (SCF Marpetrol and Empresa Naviera Elcano). He has joined Atlantic in August 2017. He speaks Spanish and English.

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.

Hugo Van der Gucht

Senior Account Executive

Hugo joined Atlantic on January 2018 to assist in building up the non-marine side of the business. He has over 40 years of experience in the London Market both reinsurance and direct covering all aspects of non-marine.

His speciality is casualty, both professional and public liabilities, including treaty, facultative and direct but has wide ranging experience of other classes; decennial, personal accident & property.

Javier Soriano

Senior Account Executive

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.

Marta Millán

Junior 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.

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

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.

Inma Fernández


Inma 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 2014.

Karen Buitrago

Assistant - Atlantic Americas

Karen Buitrago joined Atlantic Americas in October 2016. She studied International Trade at IES Tirant Lo Blanc in Valencia and Administrative Secretary at IES Blasco Ibáñez in Valencia, Spain. She is currently the assistant of the office located in Miami. She speaks spanish and english