Liberty Mutual Re, the reinsurance arm of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has appointed Vincent Gilardi as Senior Underwriter for International Casualty, effective immediately.
Based in the company’s Paris office, Gilardi reports to the reinsurer’s Head of Europe and MENA, Eric Sugier.
He joins the firm from XL Catlin, where he served as Casualty Senior Underwriter & Market Lead in Paris. He has also held positions at AXIS Capital and PartnerRe.
Liberty Mutual Re explains that his business remit covers Southern Europe as well as the broader Mediterranean region, which includes Israel but excludes Spanish and Portuguese reinsurance business, which is to be underwritten from the firm’s Madrid office.
Gilardi is expected to work closely with the reinsurer’s underwriters across Europe to develop solutions for clients. He will have a particular focus on Italy, says Liberty Mutual Re, where the company opened a new office last year.
In Italy, Gilardi will support the reinsurance offering with Massimiliano Fantini, General Manager of Reinsurance, based in Milan.
Eric Sugier, General Manager for Liberty Mutual Re France and Head of MENA, said: “Having Vincent join our Paris team shows our ability to continue to attract high performing underwriters while reinforcing Liberty Mutual Re’s strategy to build its global footprint.”
Shane Aldons, Liberty Mutual Re’s Underwriting Manager for International Casualty, commented: “We are thrilled to have Vincent join the team. His expertise and experience strengthen our casualty capabilities and demonstrates our commitment to brokers and clients in the region. Vincent’s appointment augments our underwriting team in Paris and helps build strength and depth across our European platforms.”