Former Director of The International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds

Måns Jacobsson was Director and Chief Executive Officer of the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds (IOPC Funds) 1985-2006. In his earlier career he served in the Swedish judiciary at district court and appellate court level, and he held the post of President of Division of the Stockholm Court of Appeal. He has also been Head of the Department of International Civil Law of the Swedish Ministry of Justice.

After retiring from the IOPC Funds, Måns Jacobsson works as a consultant in maritime and environmental matters and as an academic lecturer at institutions in several countries. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the World Maritime University (WMU) in Malmö (Sweden). He is Visiting Professor at the WMU and at the Maritime Universities in Dalian and Shanghai (People’s Republic of China) and Visiting Fellow at the IMO International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) in Malta. He is member of the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law at the University of Swansea (United Kingdom). He ia a corresponding member of the Argentine Academia national de derecho y sciencias sociales. He is also Academic Associate of Quadrant Chambers, a set of leading barristers in London specialising in commercial law. He was member of the Executive Council of the Comité Maritime International 2007-2014. He is Honorary Member of the Italian and French Maritime Law Associati

Måns Jacobsson has published three books and numerous articles in various fields of law. The University of Southampton has conferred upon him the Degree of Doctor of Laws honoris causa. In 2010 he was awarded the King of Sweden’s Gold Medal for significant achievements in the fields of marine environment and shipping.