The new hire joined Ageas in 2015 and brings more than 18 years of insurance experience to the role

Lloyd’s Europe has appointed Bertrand Heugues as chief underwriting officer (CUO), effective from 14 July 2022.

The appointee brings more than 18 years of insurance industry experience as a non-life actuary to the team, having started his career in 2005 as a commercial lines underwriter at Axa.

Heugues joins the company from Ageas in Brussels, where he started in 2015 as the global head of pricing and underwriting before becoming non-life deputy chief operating officer in Portugal.

He also served as the firm’s head of environmental, social and governance (ESG).

Prior to joining Ageas, Heugues held a number of senior positions at Generali – including financial planning and analysis manager in France and chief technical officer in Belgium.

Creating a ‘braver world’

In his new role, the appointee will be responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the firm’s underwriting, delegated authority management, claims and reinsurance business.

Lloyd’s Europe chief executive Amélie Breitburd said: “We are delighted to welcome Bertrand Heugues to the Lloyd’s Europe team.

“He brings with him a wealth of experience and a commercial mindset, which will continue to drive forward Lloyd’s strategy in Europe and enhance the offering to our customers.”

Heugues added: “I am thrilled to join the Lloyd’s Europe team as CUO.

“It is a fantastic opportunity to lead the underwriting strategy, as well as build out our offering for delegated authority, reinsurance business and our claims proposition for Lloyd’s in Europe as we work towards sharing risk to create a braver world and making our European profitable and sustainable growth ambitions a reality.”