Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group announced the appointment of Pierre-Édouard Fraigneau to the newly created role of chief underwriting officer (CUO) Europe, effective immediately.
In his new role, he will be based in Luxembourg and report to Kadidja Sinz, head of Europe and Phil Hobbs, deputy managing director at Liberty Specialty Markets.
Fraigneau will be responsible for managing the performance and governance of lines of business and the underwriting of Liberty’s direct insurance business in continental Europe.
He joins the business from Sanlam where he most recently held the position of commercial lines director and member of the executive committee, Pan Africa.
He brings over 17 years underwriting and leadership experience across many lines of business and portfolios. Fraigneau has worked closely with clients and distribution partners to deliver profitable growth strategies and technical underwriting excellence.
Kadidja Sinz, head of Europe at Liberty Specialty Markets, said: “I am delighted to welcome Pierre-Édouard to Liberty. He brings a wealth of expertise and experience to the table in Europe and most recently across Pan Africa. I look forward to him joining our European team as we grow our footprint in continental Europe. This new role is integral to us delivering our strategic ambitions.”