Insurance giant makes cyber appointments

Two experts move into new global cyber roles

Insurance giant makes cyber appointments


By Ryan Smith

Liberty Mutual Insurance Global Risk Solutions (GRS) has announced the appointment of Patrick Thielen as global head of cyber.

Thielen will report to Elizabeth Geary, president of GRS Insurance Solutions, an organisation that builds and delivers solutions for complex emerging global risks.

“Patrick’s strong cyber leadership and expertise make him the ideal candidate for this critical role,” Geary said. “He is responsible for maximising the value we add to brokers and buyers through a clear risk appetite, consistent global approach and dedicated advisory, underwriting and claims teams.”

Thielen joins Liberty Mutual from Chubb, where he served as senior vice president of tech errors and omissions and cyber insurance product lead. He previously served in various technical and strategic positions at Travelers.

GRS also announced the promotion of Jelmer Andela to the newly created role of head of cyber underwriting for Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), its London-based specialty insurer.

In his new role, Andela will lead the execution of GRS’s global cyber strategy across LSM. He will report to both Thielen and Rachel Conran, chief underwriting officer at LSM.

“Jelmer has more than two decades of experience in the insurance market, underwriting across multiple lines of business, and is an exceptional cyber specialist,” Conran said. “That experience enables him to optimise profitability across our cyber portfolio.”

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