Managing general underwriter (MGU) Victor Insurance Holdings has announced the appointment of Erik Johnson as Deputy Active Underwriter for Victor Syndicate 2288, effective immediately.
He is based in London and reports to Jill Frances, Chief Underwriting and Operations Officer, and Active Underwriter for the Lloyd’s syndicate.
Johnson has over 18 years of experience in insurance, working on both the brokerage and carrier sides of the industry.
He joins Victor from Pioneer Underwriting, where he was Head of Syndicate Management and involved in the initial set-up of Pioneer’s syndicate, before which he worked at Allied World.
Johnson started his career at Marsh in Canada and moved into insurance M&A and strategy with Deloitte UK, before joining Lloyd’s as Strategy Manager.
Frances commented: “Erik’s strong background in strategic development, together with his extensive experience in the European market and at Lloyd’s, are a great match for Syndicate 2288’s growth and expansion plans. His active participation in creating greater D&I in the insurance industry will also be a tremendous asset to both the syndicate and Victor as a whole.”
“Victor’s customer-first philosophy, rich global history, and ambitious vision for building on Syndicate 2288’s international strengths make this an exciting time to join the business,” added Johnson. “It’s a unique opportunity to help shape the syndicate early on in its development.”