Based in UIB’s London office, they join existing team member Carlos Rueda, reporting to Julian Ball, UIB’s Co Head of Non-Marine

UIB has announced the appointment of Angel Martinez Roig and Deborah Martinez Ojeda to its property team with a particular focus on growth within the Latin American marketplace.

Based in UIB’s London office, they join existing team member Carlos Rueda, reporting to Julian Ball, UIB’s Co Head of Non-Marine.

Both are native Spanish speakers and have significant combined experience of working in the region and with local counterparties. Martinez Roig, who takes on the role of associate director, Non-Marine, brings over 37 years’ experience specialising in the production, design, structuring and placement of major multinational and single territory insurance.

His primary responsibilities at UIB will be to produce and place Property & Energy Risks from the Latin American and Caribbean regions into the Lloyd’s and London Markets, but also to interact with other territories, such as the southern US and North Africa. Prior to this, he was SVP at Lockton where he spent 11 years of his career.

Martinez Ojeda joins UIB as a senior account executive. Previously, she worked at Consilium Re, the reinsurance broking arm of the Aventum Group, for two years. During this time, she was engaged in client negotiations with overseas brokers for Latin America business, as well as broking with London and overseas market reinsurers.

Julian Ball, UIB Co head of Non-Marine said: “After the recent appointment of Carlos Gutierrez to UIB LatAm Regional CEO, we plan to continue collaborating with the UIB offices in Colombia, to support and help them grow while maintaining activity through London. We welcome the new additions to our team and look forward to future opportunities for improving our efforts for regional expansion. We value their scope of knowledge of the local market which is essential to UIB’s movement towards growing business in Latin America.”

Shaun Barrington, UIB CEO, added: “Angel and Deborah’s appointments support UIB’s objective for expansion as we recognise major growth potential in Latin America in conjunction with our existing operations in the area. We continue to concentrate our efforts on strategic growth and global development through a more targeted approach to attracting business.”