Former Director and CEO, International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds (IOPC 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 has 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.
He has been a member of the Board of Governors of the World Maritime University (WMU) in Malmö (Sweden) since 2010. After his retirement from the IOPC Funds he works as a consultant in maritime and environmental matters and as an academic lecturer at numerous institutions in a number of countries, inter alia as Visiting Professor at the WMU and at the Maritime Universities in Dalian and Shanghai and as Visiting Fellow at the IMO International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) in Malta. He is also a corresponding member of the Argentine Academia nacional de derecho y ciencias sociales. He is Academic Associate of Quadrant Chambers, a set of leading barristers in London specializing in commercial law. He 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.