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JLT Specialty appoints Somerville to lead risk consulting in Europe

  • Publish Date: Posted almost 6 years ago
  • Author:by Alan Jarque

JLT Specialty has appointed Nigel Somerville as head of risk consulting for Europe.

Based in London, Somerville is responsible for driving JLT Specialty's value proposition in its core areas of risk advisory and consultancy across Europe.

He will work closely with JLT's global consulting leadership to ensure clients continue to have access to JLT’s considerable global resources and expert advice.

Somerville joins JLT from Time Inc. (UK) where he served as director of global risk and security. Before this, he spent 17 years in the Royal Marines with exposure to global terrorism, war and political risk.

Commenting on the appointment, Mike Giacobbe, global head of data, analytics, and consulting of JLT Specialty, said: “We are excited to have Nigel's expertise as we continue growing our global consulting footprint and bringing our industry leading risk advisory services to all of our clients. Clients in challenging risk areas will immediately benefit from his extensive experience in emerging risk and we look forward to the unique insight he brings to JLT.”

CEO of JLT Specialty, Europe, Paul Knowles commented: “Nigel's experience and leadership will considerably assist JLT Specialty in delivering insight to our clients, through assessing, quantifying, mitigating and managing their ever-complex risk landscapes. Nigel’s appointment further strengthens JLT’s consulting capabilities and supports us in our mission to become to the leading global specialist risk adviser and broker.”

Speaking of his new role Somerville said: “I am honoured and excited to be joining JLT at a time when emerging risks to business are so prevalent and challenging. I am proud to be part of such a client-centric team and look forward to working with talented colleagues across the JLT Group.”