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Chantal Rodriguez appointed as Liberty Mutual Reinsurance CUO

17th August 2022 - Author: Jack Willard

Liberty Mutual insurance has appointed Chantal Rodriguez as Liberty Mutual Reinsurance Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO), where she will report to both Global Risk Solutions (GRS) President of Underwriting, Matthew Moore and Liberty Mutual Reinsurance President Dieter Winkel.

liberty-mutual-insurance-logoAt the same time, the company has also announced that Crystal Ottaviano has been appointed as GRS Chief Risk Officer, where she will report to GRS Chief Financial Officer Alison Erbig

Both appointments are effective as of September 1st.

As Liberty Mutual Reinsurance Chief Underwriting Officer, Rodriguez will be accountable for underwriting performance across the company’s broad set of flexible treaty reinsurance products, delivered through 18 offices across the globe.

Overall, Rodriguez is a 13-year veteran of Liberty Mutual. Most recently she served as Liberty Specialty Markets Head of Enterprise Risk Management.

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Throughout her 17 years working within the industry, she has successfully shaped and executed reinsurance strategies, and delivered robust and consistent underwriting risk assessment and appetite, and led cross-functional international teams.

“Chantal’s proven underwriting, actuarial, and enterprise risk management leadership will drive outstanding underwriting performance across Liberty Mutual Reinsurance,” said Moore.

“She, together with the recently announced chief underwriting officers for GRS North America and Global Surety, will help us deliver holistic solutions to clients’ complex and emerging risks by bringing industry-leading products and risk expertise to every client interaction.”

Furthermore, within her new role as GRS Chief Risk Officer, Ottaviano will build differentiated global risk expertise capabilities that support a forward-thinking, risk-aware underwriting mindset designed to deliver exceptional value to Liberty’s partners and customers.

Ottaviano, who brings more than 25 years of risk management experience towards the role, joins from Aspen Insurance Group where she served as Group Chief Risk Officer.

Throughout her career, she has served in a variety of senior leadership roles, including Chief Risk Officer of Swiss Reinsurance America and Head of Risk Management at Hiscox US.

“Given today’s tremendously complex and interconnected risk environment, a CRO’s key function in implementing and maintaining comprehensive risk frameworks and fostering a strong risk culture has never been more important,” said Erbig.

“Crystal plays a vital role in helping deliver superior underwriting performance by creating these frameworks to drive risk-informed decisions. I’m delighted to have her join my team and bring her tremendous risk leadership to GRS.”

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