3 December 2019, LONDON – Liberty Mutual Surety, in conjunction with Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), both parts of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, announced today the appointment of Stéphane Lizeray as Head of Surety Department, France with immediate effect.

Richard Deguettes, General Manager at Liberty Specialty Markets France said: “Stéphane Lizeray joins us at a key moment of Liberty’s European development in Surety. Stéphane brings extensive credit risk analysis experience both in Surety and Trade Credit Insurance and he will offer adapted solutions to the local market. Thanks to his expertise and the international presence of the group, we will be able to provide surety solutions for French companies both in France and in up to 60 foreign countries.”

Roland Richter, Regional Executive and Chief Operating Officer Europe at Liberty Mutual Surety, added: “Stephane will be a tremendous asset to the organization, helping to further Liberty’s goal of becoming the premier global surety provider.”

Before joining Liberty, Stéphane was Senior Surety Underwriter for Zurich in their Paris office. Prior to that he worked as a Credit Analyst at Euler Hermes and Risk Underwriting Manager at Coface.  Stéphane also has International business development experience.  He has an MBA/MAE with concentrations in business administration, general management, and finance, he is fluent in French, English, Spanish and intermediate in Portuguese.



Morgane Mazars        
T:         +33 1 73 43 04 36           

E:         Morgane.Mazars@LibertyGlobalGroup.com

Adrian Beeby             
T:         +44 (0)20 7618 9100


M:        +44 (0)7879 403564

E:         adrianbeeby@luther.co.uk


Notes to editors:

About Liberty Mutual Surety

Liberty Mutual Surety is a leading global surety and the 2nd largest surety in the U.S.  We are continually expanding our global presence by establishing offices and issuing bonds worldwide.  With underwriting facilities in 19 countries of which 8 are in Europe, and the ability to issue bonds in 60+ countries, we have the capacity, capabilities, and professionals to underwrite all types and sizes of contractors and corporations. 

About Liberty Specialty Markets

Liberty Specialty Markets offers specialty and commercial insurance and reinsurance products across key UK, European, Middle East, US and other international locations. We provide brokers and insureds with a broad product range through both the Company and Lloyd’s markets and have approximately 1,800 employees in approximately 60 offices.

You can learn more by visiting libertyspecialtymarkets.com

About Liberty Mutual Insurance 

Liberty Mutual’s purpose is to help people embrace today and confidently pursue tomorrow.  The promise we make to our customers throughout the world is to provide protection for the unexpected, delivered with care.

In business since 1912, and headquartered in Boston, Mass., today we are the fifth largest global property and casualty insurer based on 2018 gross written premium.  We also rank 75th on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S. based on 2018 revenue.  As of December 31, 2018, we had $41.6 billion in annual consolidated revenue.

We employ nearly 50,000 people in 30 countries and economies around the world. We offer a wide range of insurance products and services, including personal automobile, homeowners, specialty lines, reinsurance, commercial multiple-peril, workers’ compensation, commercial automobile, general liability, surety, and commercial property.

You can learn more about us by visiting www.libertymutualinsurance.com.

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