Leon is a long-established employee at HDI, having started his career at HDI Global SE back in October 2014 as a Junior General Liability and Professional Indemnity Underwriter, moving into a Senior Underwriter role.

After picking up valuable Underwriting experience over his 4 years at HDI Global SE, Leon then decided to make the step over to the Claims side of business as Manager of the Special Lines Claims team.

He joined the HDI Global Specialty SE, the Netherlands Management team at the start of the year upon the branch’s opening, within the role of Business Owner Claims, with a portfolio responsibility for finance within the Dutch branch.

The claims department in the Netherlands is locally responsible for handling claims for different lines of business including Professional Indemnity, Directors & Officers, Work Accident, Specie, Fine art, Crisis managementCyber and Event and Entertainment.

With a diverse team of highly specialised Claims Handlers, the Claims department aims to give brokers and policy holders the most effective claims experience within the specialty climate.

Leon Hartog commented: “I’m extremely happy that I joined HDI Global Specialty SE. It feels very good to be part of this journey with all of my colleagues. We are building a new specialty lines insurer in the Netherlands and because I’m from an entrepreneurial family I learned what “work hard, play hard” truly means from an early age. I really love the mentality of all the HDI Global Specialty SE colleagues, not only in the Netherlands but also worldwide. Everyone is committed to creating lasting and trusting partnerships with our clients, to work together and protect their businesses. Together with our clients, each employee is driven to make HDI Global Specialty SE a big success in the Netherlands.”

Faisal Setoe, Managing Director of the Netherlands branch also commented: “At HDI Global Specialty SE, we greatly encourage talent development and diversity. Leon is the youngest member of our Management team and having been brought up within the HDI house, he has first-hand experience in the field of Underwriting, as well as Claims handling and now heads up our Claims department. Leon is also overseeing the Finance processes within our company. I am looking forward to seeing the enthusiasm our diverse team brings and I am absolutely convinced that Leon will help us to become the number 1 specialty insurer in the Netherlands!”

Find out more about the Netherlands Management team, including Business Owner Financial Lines, Marco van Sint Annaland here.