Ivar Hanestad

Founder of Manila Office & Former C.E.O. & C.O.O.


Ivar Hanestad is the founder of the Manila offices and former C.E.O. / C.O.O of Marine Benefits. Ivar worked for the company from 2006 until his departure in 2018. During his tenure he was the acting chairman of the board. He is educated as a naval architect and has more than 40 years’ experience in the industry as a seasoned board member and managing director. Ivar is married with two children and resides in Bergen, Norway. He enjoys spending his free time skiing, mountain hiking and playing golf.