Liberty Specialty Markets, part of Liberty Mutual Insurance, has named Richard Deguettes as General Manager for France, effective mid-May 2018 and reporting to the firm’s Head of Europe, Kadidja Sinz.
Deguettes will be based in Paris, France, and brings 25 years of industry experience to the role. He joins Liberty Specialty Markets from AIG France, where he has held the position of Deputy Director General since 2016.
Sinz, commented on the appointment: “LSM is supporting European businesses in their search for growth by providing a broader range of specialised covers combined with a more personalised approach, tailor made to their unique needs.
“Richard brings a powerful combination of skills in helping us to deliver on that strategy; excellent technical underwriting skills, significant market-facing experience and strong leadership. This key appointment will enable us to sustain the high level of insight, service and support that our brokers and insureds expect from us in France.”
Deguettes, added: “LSM’s unique perspectives on risk and its laser focus on broker and client service make this a very exciting time to be joining the business. I look forward to leading LSM’s 52-strong team in France and growing a market-leading position for Liberty.”