Specialist insurance and reinsurance broker THB Group has appointed Zamira Thurnim to the position of Treaty Director for the company’s European operations, effective immediately.
Based in the Netherlands, Thurnim will also work extensively across the growing THB markets throughout Africa.
She joins from Munich Re, where most recently she held the role of Senior Casualty Treaty Underwriter, Sub Saharan Africa.
Thurnim, who has over 15 years’ experience in treaty underwriting, will report to Ricardo Borges, Managing Director at THB Europe.
“THB Europe is already well known for its Treaty expertise, and we’re making it a strategic objective to grow our business in this area,” said Borges.
“I’m delighted to welcome Zamira Thurnim in this newly-created role to head the strategy, demonstrating our commitment to Treaty both throughout Europe and in our target African markets.”
Commenting on her appointment, Thurnim added, “I’m excited to be joining THB Europe and very much looking forward to developing its Treaty business.”
“Being Dutch-born I know I will enjoy being based in The Netherlands, and having worked for the last four years in Johannesburg and throughout Africa I will be able to draw on that experience in my development of THB’s African markets.”
“THB Europe is embarking on a path of long-term growth, with an entrepreneurial team ready to drive expansion,” said Borges.
“Our business has gone from strength to strength in recent years and as part of the AmWINS Group, the largest wholesale broker in the United States placing some $15bn in premium, we continue to attract the very best talent in the market.”