DUAL makes two new leadership appointments for DUAL Europe

DUAL has announced a new leadership team in DUAL Europe to drive ambitious growth plans and meet a new customer base

DUAL, Lloyd’s of London's largest international coverholder and one of the world’s largest international underwriting agencies, has recently announced two key appointments for its recently created DUAL Europe region.

As part of DUAL Group’s 2027 target to become a US$5bn GWP (gross written premium) international managing general agent, the company has promoted Olaf Jonda and Daniela Rubes to Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer, respectively, of DUAL Europe.

Prior to the appointments, which took effect on June 1st, Jonda served as DUAL Deutschland managing director while Rubes was CFO for DUAL Italia. 

According to the global MGA, the newly created DUAL Europe region and its corresponding leadership team signify the region’s importance in the abovementioned growth plan.

Expanding across Europe  

These promotions follow the announcement in April of Maurizio Ghilosso as Executive Chair, DUAL Europe. 

Ghilosso said: “I am thrilled to welcome Olaf and Daniela to the DUAL Europe regional leadership team. They have both been with DUAL for more than 10 years and these well-deserved promotions absolutely demonstrate our philosophy of attracting and developing the best talent in the industry. Olaf and Daniela bring an in-depth knowledge not just of DUAL but also of the wider European market that will be invaluable as we position ourselves for further growth.”

DUAL is part of Howden Group Holdings, an international insurance group. Howden Group Holdings was founded in 1994 and operates in 45 territories and employs around 10,500 people. DUAL has been operating in Europe for almost 25 years having launched in Spain in 1998 and today operates from 14 European locations in 10 countries employing 200 people.

Richard Clapham, CEO, DUAL Group added: “Our ambition is to grow DUAL Europe to a US$750mn GWP business over the next five years, and Olaf and Daniela will play a significant role in delivering this growth. Investment in talent is an important part of our strategy and I am delighted we have filled these critical roles internally. I am confident that our DUAL Europe leadership team will build a regional business that continues to attract the best underwriters in the European marketplace, as well as broadening our product offering to our distribution partners and clients.”



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