Sedgwick, a global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, enters the Finnish insurance market with new office headed by Noora Valla.
According to the announcement, the expansion comes in the wake of significant investment and growth across the Nordic region.
In the past 18 months, Sedgwick has revamped its Nordic operations, with the acquisition of Leif Hansen A/S in Denmark, hiring of Dan Sivertsen as Norway CEO, promotion of Julia Holm to Sweden CEO and appointment of Christian Leif Hansen as Nordic CEO.
As new CEO for Finland, Valla is the firm’s latest appointment to its leadership team. She brings to the company over two decades of loss adjusting experience at large firms in the country.
Valla has also led teams across multiple product lines, with a strong focus on motor, bodily injury and liability claims.
This development, Sedgwick stated, highlights years of strong growth for the firm across the Nordics.
With more insurance companies discovering the advantages of working with external claims adjusting partners, there has been a seismic shift in the need for businesses to reimagine their options and processes, the firm added.
“Our focus is helping clients deliver the best service possible to their insured customers,” said Christian Leif Hansen. “We create economies of scale by handling all of the claims within a specific area for our clients. Sedgwick’s presence in Finland means that we now have the last piece to complete the puzzle for the market in the Nordics.”
Valla added: “It can be difficult and prohibitively expensive for smaller insurers to have all types of experts and claims handlers in house.
“By working with an external partner like Sedgwick, firms can benefit from world-class specialty expertise and a deep pool of skilled talent whenever they are needed. It’s an exciting time of growth for our business in the Nordic region. I see a huge potential in the Finnish market and am eager to start the dialogue with current and potential customers.”