To strengthen and diversify French offering

Liberty International Underwriters Europe (LIU Europe), a division of Liberty Mutual Group, has appointed Laurence Hautefeuille as head of Marine Underwriting in France. LIU Europe’s Marine Underwriting department will offer cover for both cargo and liability risks.

Ms Hautefeuille has experience of creating and developing marine insurance through previous roles with other insurers and has worked as a risk manager for Louis Dreyfus, a France-based shipping company.

Gerard van Loon, managing director of continental European operations at LIU, said: “Since 2008, LIU Europe has built up property and construction capabilities in France. The addition of marine underwriting further underlines our commitment to strengthen and diversify our French offering.

Laurence Hautefeuille, with her extensive experience in marine insurance, is the ideal candidate to set up and grow our marine underwriting business in France and I am confident this will form a key segment of our underwriting in the years ahead.”