Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, announces the appointment of François Barriol as Senior Underwriter Terrorism and Political Violence for France. The appointment is effective immediately.

Reporting to Joanna Hitchcock, Head of War & Terrorism - Continental Europe and Richard Deguettes, Managing Director of LSM France, François will be in charge of underwriting Terrorism and Political Violence risks and developing the portfolio for France.

Joanna Hitchcock, Head of War & Terrorism – Continental Europe at Liberty Specialty Markets, commented: “I am extremely pleased to have François join the European Terrorism team. His extensive knowledge and experience of the French market offers a wealth of opportunity for Liberty. With his skill set, we plan to develop our product range to become more relevant to our French clients and brokers.”

 Prior to joining Liberty, François launched the political violence and terrorism underwriting lines for Hiscox in France and French-speaking Africa before joining the Crisis Management underwriting team in 2020.  He began his career in 2009 in the French Navy before joining the insurance industry in 2012 as a kidnapping / extortion and special risks underwriter. François is a graduate of ESTRI Lyon and HEC Paris.

For further information please contact:

Luther Pendragon
Adrian Beeby
020 7618 9100 / 07879 403 564

Liberty Specialty Markets
Morgane Mazars
+33 (0)6 09 18 81 66