DUAL Europe has appointed Francesca Giurato with the role of Underwriting Director, Fine Art, DUAL Europe.
Giurato is based in Milan, Italy and brings a strong level of industry experience towards her new role.
She previously worked at Chubb and then at AXA XL for 12 years, where she held the role of Underwriting Manager Fine Art & Specie.
Addressing her new role, Giurato said: “I am proud to take on this dual role and recognise it as a great professional opportunity.
“My goal will be to strengthen the presence of DUAL in the Italian Fine Art market and to coordinate the European development of this business with a strong and integrated growth strategy. Fine Art is a niche market and each country will have its own specific distinctions that I very much look forward to emphasising.”
Maurizio Ghilosso, Executive Chair, DUAL Europe and MD DUAL Italia, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Francesca to our team. Francesca brings to DUAL a strong mix of expertise, experience and passion that are key to achieving our ambitions in the Fine Art line of business.”
Olaf Jonda, CEO, DUAL Europe, added: “This new appointment for DUAL Europe demonstrates our ability to attract the best talent in the market, and Francesca’s wealth of knowledge and experience will be highly valuable to our broker partners. The Fine Art hub in Italy is the third hub we have set up in Europe, following Cyber and M&A, which are both based in Germany.
“Each of these hubs bring the invaluable competitive edge that combines the most qualified expertise in the market with the strong long-term capacity of our carriers to all countries in DUAL Europe.”