Liberty Speciality Set to Expand Netherlands Office

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, is to increase the volume of general liability (GL) business it writes from its office in the Netherlands.

Leading the drive is Nicole Nijhuis, who joins Liberty Specialty Markets in October as senior underwriter – general liability. She will lead the enlarged Netherlands’ GL team. Johan Roos will work alongside her and is promoted to senior general liability underwriter. The team is completed by Burak Bilgin who joined Liberty at the beginning of this year.

Ruud van Nunspeet, a recently appointed contractor, will take the lead and service multi-national general liability programmes, working closely with Globex International Group.

Rob Groenen, head of Benelux and Nordics, said: “We have written general liability from our Netherlands office since it opened, primarily for large domestic and midsize risks. But around three years ago we identified a clear opportunity to boost our presence in this class. Since then, we’ve been developing our plans and are now ready to roll them out with the express aim of doubling the size of our GL book. We also see the potential for selling our GL expertise in the Benelux and Nordic regions, which would be the next step.

“With Nicole, Johan, Burak and Ruud onboard, we have a very strong team ready to accelerate and expand our GL business.”

Nicole Nijhuis has 27 years’ experience in the insurance market, first with Delta Lloyd as a senior liability underwriter and then with Mandema & Partners as a senior risk consultant and specialist liability broker.

Johan Roos joined Liberty from Delta Lloyd in 2013 as general liability underwriter.

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