There is a new head of Europe at Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group – and in what appears to be an increasing trend in the industry, the position has gone to a female.
For the bulk of its existence the insurance market has been male-dominated – however, in recent years there has been a clear push to place more women in top jobs with Inga Beale notably taking the CEO position at Lloyd’s and Amanda Blanc the group chief executive at AXA.
Now you can add another name to the list in the form of Kadidja Sinz.
Sinz has been named head of Europe for LSM and will be responsible for leading and directing the specialty and commercial insurance business across continental Europe. She has built a sterling reputation in the insurance industry having previously worked at XL Catlin as country manager in France and regional operating manager for Europe. Previously she had worked for the likes of AIG, ACE and Chubb.
The appointment comes as John McCammon is set to leave his role as head of international at the end of 2016. He will remain in charge of the international offices in China, Dubai and Latin America until his departure and will work closely with his team to make sure the right structure is in place for when he leaves.
Commenting on the appointment, Matthew Moore, group chief underwriting officer at LSM, stated that this is an exciting time for the company in general.
“We continue to expand and invest across European markets with our unique approach to delivering what our brokers and clients need,” he said. “Kadidja’s appointment is a reflection of our continued commitment to the region.
“John has made a substantial contribution during the integration of Liberty Specialty Markets and, following that, as head of international. We thank him for his hard work.”
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