Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Expands into Belgium, Appoints National Director and Product Line Leader
BOSTON & BRUSSELS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) today announced the opening of a new office in Brussels, Belgium, and made several senior appointments.
Louis du Che has been appointed as Country Manager for Belgium. Louis joined BHSI in 2019 as Property Manager, France, and will also retain this position.
Frederic de Blieck joined BHSI as Head of Executive & Professional Lines in Belgium. He comes to BHSI with over 20 years of experience, most recently as Head of Financial Lines, Belgium and Luxembourg, at another global insurer.
Bram Boets joined as Head of Property in Belgium. He has over a decade of experience spanning both the underwriting and brokerage sides of the business, most recently as Senior Manager, Property, at a global brokerage firm in Brussels.
David Bogaert joined as Head of Customer & Broker Engagement in Belgium. He has 20 years of industry experience and was most recently head of distribution, Belgium, at another global insurer.
Koen Dupont joined as Head of Casualty in Belgium. He has more than two decades of experience in brokerage firms and insurers and was most recently responsible for property and casualty insurance for France, Belgium and Luxembourg at another global insurer.
“With the opening of our new office in Belgium, we continue to improve our ability to serve clients and brokers across Europe and to deliver the certainty of BHSI and the CLAIMS IS OUR PRODUCT philosophy,” said Francois- Xavier d’Huart, Head of France & Belgium, BHSI. “We have already assembled a very experienced management team in Belgium, led by Louis as Country Manager. This excellent team will spearhead our efforts to strengthen our team, broad product range, and client and broker relationships in this key market.
All of these BHSI executives will be based in BHSI’s new offices, located at 54 Avenue Herrmann-Debroux, 1160 Auderghem, Belgium.
In Europe, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) operates under Berkshire Hathaway European Insurance DAC (BHEI) and Berkshire Hathaway International Insurance Limited (BHIIL). BHEI is a Designated Activity Company domiciled in Ireland, registration number 636883 and registered office at 2n/a Floor, 7 Grand Canal Street Lower, Dublin D02 KW81. Berkshire Hathaway International Insurance Limited (BHIIL), a limited liability company incorporated in England and Wales, registration number 3230337 and registered office at 8 Fenchurch Place, 4th Floor, London EC3M 4AJ, United Kingdom. BHEI and BHIIL are subsidiaries of Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (BHSIC), a company domiciled in Nebraska in the United States, which provides commercial property, accident, liability insurance for medical professionals, executive and professional lines, liability transactional, surety, marine, travel, programs, accident and health, medical stop loss, owners and multinational insurance. BHSIC, BHIIL and BHEI are subsidiaries of Berkshire Hathaway’s National Indemnity group of insurance companies, which hold financial strength ratings of A++ from AM Best and AA+ from Standard & Poor’s. Based in Boston, BHSI has offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, Irvine, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, San Ramon, Seattle, Stevens Point, Adelaide, Auckland, Brisbane, Cologne, Dubai, Dublin, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, London, Lyon, Macau, Madrid, Manchester, Melbourne, Munich, Paris, Perth, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto and Zurich.