NFP names mid-market leader for key team in Canada

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NFP names mid-market leader for key team in Canada

P&C broker and benefits consultant NFP has named Juliana Pelaez as mid-market leader for its management and professional liability practice in Canada.

Pelaez will be responsible for building out the company’s advisory and insurance broking services model to mitigate executive risk exposure for clients in the mid-market segment; this includes directors and officers (D&O), employment practices, fiduciary, cyber, and crime liability risk management programs. A release said that she will report to NFP Canada's head of management and professional liability Imran Pira.

With over 14 years of international underwriting and product development experience. Pelaez joins NFP from Travelers, where she previously served as account executive officer. She had also served as the executive liability senior underwriter at AIG. Pelaez is fluent in English, French, and Spanish, and is a graduate of EAFIT University in Medellín, Colombia. She also earned a specialization in International Business from McGill University.

“Juliana is an experienced subject matter expert with technical underwriting experience which will make her a valuable risk advisor,” said Pira. “Her focus on the mid-market segment with respect to management liability will include privately held and non-profit organizations across a broad range of industries including, but not limited to, manufacturing, real estate, transportation, natural resources, technology and construction.”

“I’m excited to join NFP’s growing Management and Professional Liability team and continue helping clients navigate a dynamic risk environment,” said Pelaez. “With support from a team that has diverse broker and underwriting experience, this career move aligns with my passion for D&O and advising C-Suite clients on their potential exposures and creating solutions for their specific needs.”

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