Mapfre Global Risks (MGR) has entered the London aviation market with the appointment of Oscar Becerra from Willis as aviation underwriter.
In addition to Willis, Becerra also previously worked for Aon Mexico, where he served as a reinsurance broker and aviation department manager.
In his new role, Becerra will work closely with MGR’s aviation team in Madrid, which already underwrites aviation risks. He will report to MGR UK director, Greg Harris.
Harris said that Becerra’s hire was part of a MGR’s speciality lines expansion strategy in London, which involves developing international portfolios of business in specific sectors.
“[Becerra] is an experienced aviation broker of 17 years standing and he will use his experience and expertise to bring a fresh approach to aviation underwriting in London,” remarked Harris.
Meanwhile, Becerra said: “Moving from broking to underwriting is a big move, but with the backing of MGR, and the team in Madrid, I am confident we can build a world-class business with a fresh partnership-based approach that will hopefully appeal to brokers and clients alike.”