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Liberty Mutual Insurance hires Smith as President, GRS North America

23rd August 2022 - Author: Jack Willard

Liberty Mutual Insurance has appointed Kevin Smith as President of Global Risk Solutions (GRS) North America, where he will report to GRS President, Neeti Bhalla Johnson

Within this new role, Smith will be accountable for delivering GRS North America’s financial and operational performance, which includes commercial and specialty businesses in the US, Canada and Bermuda and operates across Major Accounts, Middle Market and Specialty segments.

Overall, Smith brings over 30 years of experience across property, casualty and specialty insurance towards the role. In his most recent role, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of CNA’s specialty business.

In addition, he has also held previous leadership roles in underwriting, marketing and field operations at Chubb North America.

“Kevin’s extensive background and leadership skills uniquely qualify him to accelerate our transformation to deliver consistent underwriting profitability and leverage the full global capabilities of Liberty Mutual to solve our clients’ and broker partners’ risk needs across North America,” said Bhalla Johnson.

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“I am incredibly excited to partner with Kevin and the rest of the GRS leadership team as we continue to make excellent progress to execute our strategy.”

Smith is the fourth leadership appointment by Bhalla Johnson since she became GRS President in June 2021.

Earlier this year, Bhalla Johnson appointed Matthew Moore as GRS President of Underwriting, Susanne Figueredo Cook as GRS Chief Operating Officer, and Phil Hobbs as Liberty Specialty Markets President.

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