Liberty Mutual Re’s new head of Northern Europe joins from reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter


Liberty Mutual Re has appointed Hans van Oort to a newly created role of head of Northern Europe.

Based in Cologne, Germany, van Oort takes up his post on 2 September, reporting to LM Re regional head Eric Sugier.

Van Oort joins from broker Guy Carpenter, where he was managing director of its Benelux operations in Brussels.

Before this he was with Gen Re for 20 years, most recently as marketing manager of its Europe business unit.

“This new role of Head of Northern Europe will strengthen LM Re’s focus on the region and allows us to gain a deeper understanding of our customers there,” said Dieter Winkel, LM Re’s president.

“Its creation is part of the continuing process of refining the LM Re model as we grow. Hans van Oort is a highly experienced reinsurance leader who knows this market intimately. His insight and strong client relationships are tremendous assets for us,” Winkel added.