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LSM expands general liability in Netherlands

August 14, 2018

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

Nicole Nijhuis joins LSM in October as senior underwriter, general liability and she will lead the expanded Netherlands’ general liability team. 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.

Promoted to senior general liability underwriter, Johan Roos will work alongside. Roos joined LSM from Delta Lloyd in 2013 as general liability underwriter.

The team is completed by Burak Bilgin who joined LSM at the beginning of 2018.

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

Head of Benelux and Nordics, Rob Groenen commented: “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.”