Barbican Insurance Group has announced that Olivier Decombes will join as divisional head of energy, power and utilities.

Decombes was previously CV Starr chief underwriting manager for offshore energy.  

He also has experience from Infrastructure where he rose to the position of upstream and downstream regional manager, MENA and Asia.

Before entering the insurance sector Decombes worked 12 years at Schlumberger Oilfield Services where he became vice president and worldwide business development manager.

Barbican Managing Agency Limited managing director Iain Bremner said: “Olivier has outstanding market credentials in the global energy sector and we are delighted that he is joining us.

“He has strong technical knowledge and an impressive track record for business development and achieving strong premium growth. He will play a key role in helping us to grow our market share and further strengthen our position in this sector.”