Howden TMEA strengthens its specialty focus

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Bozidar Ljubisavljevic to lead Marine Specialty for Howden Turkey, the Middle East & Africa 

Howden, part of Hyperion Insurance Group, today announced the appointment of Bozidar Ljubisavljevic as Regional Marine Practice leader for the Howden Turkey, the Middle East and Africa region (TMEA). He will be based in Dubai and will lead the Specialty Marine team for the region.

Bozidar joins Howden TMEA from Marsh, where he led the Regional Marine Specialty practice for the Middle East & North Africa region. He has more than 18 years’ experience, bringing strong expertise and a deep knowledge of the marine insurance broking field, including H&M, P&I, marine liability and cargo, and advising clients on effective contractual risk mitigation strategies.

Commenting on the appointment, Bozidar said “I am excited to join the vibrant team and look forward to creating a marine centre of excellence in the TMEA region. Our focus will be on enabling our clients’ ongoing success by achieving competitive placement results, finding or creating solutions to often complex issues, offering practical advice, and collecting claims, all underpinned by our team’s local knowledge and international experience.”

Atinc Yilmaz, CEO of Howden TMEA added: “I am glad that we are attracting exceptional talent that shares Howden’s vision and has over and above the necessary industry knowledge. Our investment in Marine is aligned to our vision to build a strong specialty offering for our clients and I am confident that under the leadership of Bozidar , the Marine Specialty team will grow and strengthen our client offering.”

This appointment strengthens Howden TMEA’s specialty focus and extends the company’s capability to all marine insurance products including Hull & Machinery, War Risks, Loss of Hire, Protection & Indemnity, Defence (FDD), Builders’ Risk, Ship Repairers Liability, Other Marine Liabilities, and Cargo & Stock Throughput.

About Howden:

Howden, the retail broking arm of Hyperion Insurance Group, provides a range of specialist insurance solutions to clients around the world. Howden has offices in Europe, Asia, Iberoamerica, the Middle East and Africa. It has the greatest reach with its own offices of any independent broker and a total reach to over 90 territories with its partner network Howden One.

Since the appointment of Atinc Yilmaz as Regional CEO in 2017, Howden has acquired a majority stake in broker ACP in Turkey, completed the majority acquisition of New Generation Insurance Services Company in Oman, and Howden UAE celebrated its ten year anniversary in Dubai. With Howden One and the establishment of Howden Puri in Tanzania, the region now covers 12 countries and is one of the fastest growing in the group.

In November 2018, Howden’s TMEA region was awarded Broker of the Year at the fifth Middle East Insurance Industry Awards (MIIA) 2018.