HDI Global Specialty Names Inter Hannover’s Barenthein as MD of Scandinavian Branch

HDI Global Specialty SE has appointed Thomas Barenthein as the managing director of its Scandinavian Branch. Barenthein joins the specialty lines insurer from Inter Hannover where he was managing director, Sweden.

The Scandinavian branch of HDI Global Specialty in Stockholm is the insurer’s centre for international and general aviation, marine and specie as well as a range of political risks.

Thomas Barenthein

At Inter Hannover, Barenthein was also chief branch officer and a member of its executive committee. Prior to joining the company in 2008, he had previously worked at Guy Carpenter and Skandia International.

Speaking about his appointment, Barenthein said: “I am excited to be joining HDI Global Specialty at a time of such challenge and opportunity. The company’s development has been very impressive during its first 18 months and I very much look forward to contributing to its continued success. With strong owners, solid rating and many industry professionals as new colleagues I am convinced that our future will be very positive.”

Barenthein also joins the executive board and replaces Mats Westerborn who moves to the role of General Manager, Aviation, in HDI’s Scandinavian branch.

About HDI Global Specialty SE

Following approval by the supervisory authorities, HDI Global Specialty rolled-out operational activities on Jan. 1, 2019. HDI Global Specialty is a joint venture of Hannover Re and HDI Global SE, both established players in the insurance and reinsurance market.

Source: HDI Global Specialty SE