Kiln, the international specialist insurance and reinsurance underwriting group, which is a part of Tokio Marine, announced that it has appointed Petra Pudemat as a new property underwriter in Frankfurt to write a broad range of property and facultative risks across Europe.
She is an experienced specialist with an in-depth knowledge of the European (re)insurance market, and will be writing “a full range of property risks including Public and Private Property, Energy, Paper, Light Industry, Chemical and Food across all European territories including Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands,” said the bulletin.
Kiln pointed out that the appointment further solidifies its “presence within the European specialist property market, following the appointment of Emmanuel Valin, who is based in Paris, in March.”
Pudemat indicated she is delighted at joining Kiln “during its golden jubilee year,” and looks forward “to giving clients and brokers across Europe access to Lloyd’s. Kiln has a strong reputation in Europe and I look forward to building on that further by bringing this specialism to the market.”
Kiln has operated in Europe since 2006 and has offices in France, Belgium, Germany, Brazil, Hong Kong, Singapore and the UK. The company said the appointment is a further demonstration of its strategy, “which involves broadening its distribution network and specialist product portfolio of products, while ensuring its operations are set up to support growth.”
Olivier Terlinden, regional managing director for Europe, welcomed Pudemat to the company, indicating that it is an “exciting time for us as we work to enhance our presence in this important European market. This role consolidates our property offering in Europe and Petra will benefit from strong internal cooperation from our other European offices to deliver a first class service to clients and brokers in the region. Petra’s breadth and depth of experience in the market will be highly beneficial for Kiln as we deliver our strategy.”
Kiln is part of the AA- rated Tokio Marine Group. Its UK operating company, R J Kiln & Co Limited, currently manages five syndicates at Lloyd’s and is one of the largest agencies trading in the Lloyd’s insurance market. In addition to the UK, Kiln has offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, France, Germany, Belgium and Brazil.