The Liberty Mutual Group has named Enrique Huerta CEO of Liberty Seguros Compania, de Seguros y Reaseguros, S.A. (Liberty Seguros Spain), effective July 1, 2011. José María Dot, the current President of Liberty Seguros Spain, who will retire at the end of 2011, will work closely with Huerta during the transition.
Since 2001, Huerta has held management positions in multiple areas of the company, including “human resources, information technology, direct channel and centers of service for agents, brokers and institutions.”
He has also collaborated on various other international projects within the Group. Huerta received his Bachelor Degree from ICADE in Economic and Corporate Sciences and an Executive MBA from the University of Chicago. He is a former employee of Accenture and The Hartford Insurance.
In his new role, he will be responsible for Liberty Mutual’s operations in Spain as well as continue in his current position as head of Liberty Seguros Spain’s customer offering unit.
Roberto Salas, COO – European Region, Liberty International Holdings, Inc. and Executive Vice President of Liberty International, expressed his confidence in “Huerta’s ability in this new role as CEO,” adding that “he will help the company continue the successful growth it has experienced in Spain over the last 10 years.”
The bulletin also noted that “Liberty Seguros in Spain is the country’s seventh largest auto insurer.” It has 1,171 employees, and “provides insurance for auto, homeowners, accident, property, commercial, personal lines, and life through a multi-channel distribution of its three brands: Liberty Seguros, Génesis, and Regal.
“Liberty Seguros Spain is part of Liberty Mutual’s international operations, which provides insurance products and services through two distinct approaches. The first is through Liberty International Holdings, Inc.’s wholly-owned insurance companies. The second approach is through Liberty Mutual’s international specialty division, Liberty International Underwriters (“LIU”), which provides specialty commercial lines of insurance and reinsurance worldwide. Liberty International reported net written premium of $7.2 billion in 2010, an increase of 2.3 percent over 2009. This constituted 24.6 percent of Liberty Mutual Group’s $29.19 billion in net written premium for the year ended December 31, 2010.”
Source: Liberty Mutual Group