Insurance group ACE has appointed Nadia Cote as new financial lines manager for Continental Europe (CE) and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).

Based in Paris, Cote will report to Serge Osouf, executive vice-president CE/CEE and senior advisor emerging markets.

Previously, Cote was director major accounts and international, ACE France, for the past three years and prior to this, she was financial lines manager, ACE France.

In addition, Joe Fernandez takes on the new role of commercial directors’& officers’ and financial institutions product manager for the region. Reporting to Cote, Fernandez will continue to be based in London.

In addition, Valerie Baucher, professional indemnity manager for CE/CEE will also report to Cote.

Osouf said Nadia’s appointment and Joe’s new role represent a significant investment in the CE and CEE financial lines team and should contribute to the development of these lines in ACE’s portfolio.