Liberty Specialty Markets Appoints Joep van der Bijl as MBTC Lead Underwriter Continental Europe


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Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, appoints Joep van der Bijl to the role of Multi Buyer Trade Credit (MBTC) Lead Underwriter, Continental Europe. Van der Bijl will report to Jesse van Cleef, Head of MBTC Europe - Financial Risk Solutions (FRS) and will be based in the Hague. His new role is effective immediately.

LSM has been writing MBTC in North America since 2019. Since launching the product in European and London markets in 2022, LSM’s FRS team is bolstering its offering in these key regions. Van der Bijl’s hire means LSM has another dedicated and experienced underwriter in Europe, boosting LSM’s continued growth in the MBTC space and expanding its geographic footprint. 

“We are very pleased to welcome Joep to Liberty. His market experience, leadership and network will be key as we enhance our services and grow our business in the region. While our MBTC offering is fairly new to the European market, Liberty's history in trade credit is longstanding. Through careful, sustainable growth, we will continue to leverage this experience, delivered by our team of local experts to provide value for our clients and broking partners”, said Jesse van Cleef.

Van der Bijl has 10 years of experience in Trade Credit in various underwriting roles at Atradius and most recently was Manager Special Products Netherlands, Belgium & Nordic countries.


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Liberty Specialty Markets offers specialty and commercial insurance and reinsurance products across key UK, European, Middle East, US and other international locations.

We provide brokers and insureds with a broad range of products through both the Company and Lloyd’s markets and have over 1,700 staff in approximately 65 offices. Liberty Specialty Markets was established in September 2013 bringing together Liberty’s company, syndicate and reinsurance operations into one combined operation, composed of three business units: Commercial, Specialty, and Reinsurance (Liberty Mutual Re). This integrated approach means brokers and clients can benefit from our global reach and operating efficiencies.

Liberty Specialty Markets is part of global insurer, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, a diversified global insurer, formed in 1912 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Liberty Mutual is the 5th largest global insurer based on 2017 gross written premium, with over 50,000 employees in 30 countries and economies around the world. Our purpose is to help people embrace today and confidently pursue tomorrow. The promise we make to our customers throughout the world is to provide protection for the unexpected, delivered with care.  We achieve this by offering a full range of personal, commercial, and specialty Property & Casualty insurance coverages. Our customers’ trust has earned us the 68th spot on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S., based on 2017 revenue.

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