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Johnny Bøgelund replaces Gero Michel as Head of Chaucer Copenhagen

6th September 2019 - Author: Luke Gallin

Global specialty insurance and reinsurance group, Chaucer has announced the appointment of Johnny Bøgelund as Head of Chaucer Copenhagen.

In his new role, Bøgelund will be responsible for managing the firm’s European and Scandinavian underwriting portfolios, and will work with teams in Copenhagen, Oslo and London to support the long-term development and growth of Chaucer Copenhagen.

He will also be tasked with growing the Danish branch of Chaucer Insurance Company DAC in Ireland, which is rated A- by S&P and which is supported by global reinsurer China Re.

Bøgelund brings more than 35 years of industry experience to the role, and joined Chaucer in 2009 from Maersk, initially working as a Marine Underwriter before adding Political Violence to his remit.

He replaces Gero Michel, who recently joined broker Aon’s Reinsurance Solutions arm to lead UK & EMEA Analytics.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) at Chaucer, John Fowle, said: “Johnny has a wealth of underwriting expertise, business experience and proven leadership capabilities and has established himself as a key contributor to Chaucer and our customers. We all look forward to working with him in this important new role.

“Expanding our European presence through in-depth understanding of client exposures and the delivery of tailored solutions is an important strategic goal for Chaucer, and Johnny’s drive and insight will significantly support us in achieving this.

“I would also like to thank Gero Michel, as he steps down from his role as Head of Chaucer Copenhagen. He has provided strong leadership and greatly contributed to our business and on behalf of everyone at Chaucer, I wish him all the very best.”

Bøgelund added: “This is an exciting new challenge for me and I look forward to working with my colleagues in Scandinavia and London as we continue to develop our position as a valued insurer and reinsurer for brokers and clients.”

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