Liberty Specialty Markets appoints new Underwriting Manager for Affinity Europe
Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has announced the appointment of Valérie Baucher to the newly created role of Underwriting Manager Affinity and Program Business for Europe.
She reports to Pierre- Édouard Fraigneau, Chief Underwriting Officer Europe, and to Kerry Mckay, Head of Client and Distribution for Europe. Valérie joins with immediate effect and is based in LSM’s Paris office.
Kadidja Sinz, Head of Europe at Liberty Specialty Markets said: “We welcome Valérie to the LSM team and look forward to working with her. Her knowledge and expertise will be a considerable asset to our European business. This role was created to take advantage of the growing impact technology and data are having on insurance transactions. Her role will strengthen our focus on profitable and sustainable growth across Continental Europe and further supports our strategy to develop new distribution capabilities for our products, solutions and services to our broker partners.”
Valérie is responsible for the underwriting performance and governance in LSM’s new Affinity and Program Business (A&PB) model and developing the A&PB model across traditional and new alternative distribution channels in Europe.
Valérie joins from PartnerRe where she was most recently Underwriting Manager EMEA Financial Lines. Before that she was Head for France for PartnerRe Wholesale. She has significant experience in casualty and financial lines underwriting from a variety of carriers.
Authored by Liberty Specialty Markets
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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