Howden RE, the reinsurance arm of international insurance intermediary, Howden Group, has announced the establishment of a new Disability, Life & Health Reinsurance division.
Richard Vuurman, Theo Lutgendorff and Thomas Trompert have been appointed to set up and lead the new division, effective 1 October 2022.
Based in the Netherlands and reporting to Howden RE CEO Bradley Maltese, the disability, life and health team will develop propositions around reinsurance and capital management for Howden RE clients globally, with its primary focus on the European market.
Vuurman joins Howden RE as Executive Director, and brings over 20 years’ experience in disability, life and health reinsurance, serving latterly as managing director of life, accident, health and income protection reinsurance solutions at Aon.
Lutgendorff, who also joins as Executive Director, served as co-leader of Aon’s accident, health and life global client practice from early 2020 and has previously held international leadership positions at Zurich and Aon.
And finally, Trompert joins the team as Divisional Director, having previously held reinsurance and actuarial roles at Aon, SNS REAAL and Zwitserleven (Athora). During his tenure at Aon, Trompert also served as its global disability practice leader.
“These appointments reflect Howden RE’s ability to attract the best talent in the market and our determination to deliver a quality intermediary service to our clients in the face of challenging market conditions,” said Bradley Maltese, CEO at Howden RE.
“We will continue to invest in expertise to ensure we take a leading position across all global specialisms, delivering a superior level of service and ensuring that our clients grasp as many opportunities as possible.”