Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has announced the appointment of Valérie Baucher to the newly created role of Underwriting Manager Affinity and Program Business for Europe.
Baucher will be responsible for the underwriting performance and governance in LSM’s new Affinity and Program Business (A&PB) model and for developing the A&PB model across distribution channels in Europe.
She joins from PartnerRe where she was most recently Underwriting Manager EMEA Financial Lines.
Before that, Baucher was Head for France for PartnerRe Wholesale, and has previous experience in casualty and financial lines underwriting from a variety of carriers.
In her new role, she will be based in LSM’s Paris office, reporting to Pierre- Édouard Fraigneau, Chief Underwriting Officer Europe, and to Kerry Mckay, Head of Client and Distribution for Europe.
“We welcome Valérie to the LSM team and look forward to working with her,” said Kadidja Sinz, Head of Europe at LSM.
“Her knowledge and expertise will be a considerable asset to our European business. This role was created to take advantage of the growing impact technology and data are having on insurance transactions,” she continued.
“Her role will strengthen our focus on profitable and sustainable growth across Continental Europe and further supports our strategy to develop new distribution capabilities for our products, solutions and services to our broker partners.”