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Liberty Mutual Re hires Uwe Haug from Hannover Re

7th January 2019 - Author: Matt Sheehan

Liberty Mutual Re, the reinsurance arm of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has appointed Uwe Haug as Head of Underwriting Strategy and Business Development for its global financial risks reinsurance business.

uwe-haugHaug spent the previous two decades at Hannover Re, most recently leading its global specialty portfolio as General Manager for Northern, Central and Eastern Europe, North America, Africa and Asia Pacific.

He brings a total of 24 years’ experience to his new position and specialises in broad, multi-class specialty reinsurance underwriting.

Haug will now be tasked with leading the financial risks reinsurance business at Liberty Mutual Re alongside Susan Barber, and will have full underwriting authority in addition to his strategic responsibilities.

Haug is due to take up the position from 1 March 2019, and will be based in Cologne, Germany.


“Uwe’s appointment is a significant addition to an already highly-successful global specialty reinsurance business,” said Peter Smith, Liberty Specialty Market’s Executive Underwriting Officer and Head of Specialty Reinsurance at Liberty Mutual Re.

“His extensive knowledge and experience of leading a global underwriting team for many of the specialty classes we write will be of tremendous benefit to our clients and broker partners.”

Smith continued: “Liberty Mutual Re continues to build out its structure, experience and global operating capabilities and we are delighted to have such a highly respected reinsurance underwriter join the team.

“Uwe will compliment Liberty Mutual Re’s developing global footprint and will enhance our existing underwriting expertise, product development and thought leadership required in servicing our clients and brokers.”

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