STAMFORD, Conn., March 29, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Navigators Holdings (UK) Ltd., a subsidiary of The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG), today announced the appointment of Guillaume Déal as Managing Director, Continental Europe, as the company advances its commitment to deliver creative insurance solutions to more clients on the Continent.
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In this newly created position, Mr. Déal will assume responsibility for operations in France, where Navigators has a Paris-based underwriting team of five employees, and lead the expansion of the business across Europe.
“Guillaume is uniquely qualified to lead Navigators’ expansion efforts in Continental Europe, as he has extensive insight into the specialty insurance industry landscape in the region and deep knowledge of the sophisticated solutions that our clients depend on us to deliver,” said Michael Casella, President, Navigators International Insurance. “Building on our successful launch of offices in Rotterdam, Paris and Milan in 2015, Guillaume will manage our efforts to grow Navigators’ product suite in these markets and to further strengthen our increasing presence in Continental Europe.”
Mr. Déal joins Navigators from Credit Agricole Group, where he was Chief Underwriting Officer of its insurance company, CAMCA. Previously, he spent nearly 20 years with Chubb Insurance Company of Europe SE, most recently serving as Vice President of Europe, Strategic Alliances and Alternative Distribution Manager. His experience includes overseeing operations of underwriting, claims and insurance back-office functions, as well as developing and directing best practices and business strategies.
The Navigators Group, Inc. is an international specialty insurance holding company with insurance company operations and underwriting management companies, including operations at Lloyd’s. Navigators has offices in the United States, the United Kingdom and Continental Europe, Hong Kong as well as a representative office in China.