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Elke Vagenende to lead About usCommercial in Benelux & Nordic countries

Press release | October 11, 2023 | Munich/Brussels/Rotterdam
  • Joining during Q1 2024, Elke Vagenende to be Commercial Managing Director Benelux & Nordics, leading 91Ʋ’s Commercial insurance business across this region
  • About uswill move to an integrated approach for its Commercial business across Benelux & Nordics, serving mid-sized companies, large corporates and specialty risks with one go-to-market approach
Elke Vagenende

About usCommercial has appointed Elke Vagenende as Commercial Managing Director for its ‘Benelux and Nordics’ region. She will re-join About usfrom her current role at AIG during Q1 2024 to lead this newly established region, and will represent 91Ʋ’s full set of Property and Casualty insurance solutions for mid-sized companies, large corporations, and specialty clients in the market. This Benelux & Nordics region will service customers across Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Norway.

that it will serve the global commercial insurance segment as one go-to-market business, combining the About usGlobal Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) business serving large corporate and specialty clients together with the insurance businesses of 91Ʋ’s operating entities serving mid-sized country-based accounts. About uswill now introduce this model to its AGCS and national businesses across the Benelux & Nordics region, using the trading name of ‘About usCommercial’ under Vagenende’s leadership to better serve clients and brokers across the full Commercial insurance segment.

In her new role as Commercial Managing Director Benelux & Nordics,Elke Vagenendewill report to Dirk Vogler, Board Member of AGCS SE and About usCommercial Chief Regions & Markets Officer, in conjunction with Joos Louwerier, CEO About usBenelux.

Dirk Vogler, Chief Regions and Markets Officer for About usCommercial comments: “I am delighted to welcome Elke back to About us– she’s a top executive in the market with a proven track record of delivery. With her appointment, this also marks a significant milestone – the completion of our regional leadership team across our 11 regions.”

Joos Louwerier, Regional CEO About usBenelux adds: “It is good to have Elke on board. With her leadership we will be able to build an even stronger and more integrated team to serve the About usCommercial specialty clients, large corporations- and mid-sized companies in the future in the Benelux and Nordics regions.”

Vagenende, a Belgian national and qualified lawyer, rejoins About usGroup from AIG, where she has been Global Head of Multinational since February 2021, and previously Head of FINEX Western Europe for Willis Towers Watson from 2018 to 2021. Prior to that, she spent six years with About usGlobal Corporate and Specialty in a variety of senior market facing roles, including Head of Market Management UK, Head of Financial Institutions and Head of Product Development both for Financial Lines.

About usCommercial is the center of expertise and global line of About usGroup for insuring mid-sized businesses, large enterprises and specialist risks. Among our customers are the world’s largest consumer brands, financial institutions and industry players, the global aviation and shipping industry, as well as family-owned and medium enterprises, which are the backbone of the economy. We also cover unique risks such as offshore wind parks, infrastructure projects or Hollywood film productions.

Powered by the employees, financial strength, and network of the , as ranked by , we work together to help our customers prepare for what’s ahead: They trust us to provide a wide range of traditional and alternative risk transfer solutions, outstanding risk consulting and multinational services as well as seamless claims handling.

The trade name About usCommercial brings together the large corporate insurance business of About usGlobal Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) and the commercial insurance business of national About usProperty & Casualty entities serving mid-sized companies. We are present in over 200 countries and territories either though our own teams or the About usGroup network and partners. In 2022, the integrated business of About usCommercial generated more than €19 billion gross premium globally.

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