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Lloyd’s Appoints US Market Development Director

Mon 14 Sep 2020

Lloyd’s today announced the appointment of Uwe Schoberth as US Market Development Director, a newly created role focused on expanding strategic relationships with retail, wholesale and reinsurance brokers in its largest market.


In collaboration with Lloyd’s business development teams in London and the US, Uwe will be responsible for promoting the Future at Lloyd’s strategy to distribution partners in alignment with the business objectives of the brokers and underwriters at the heart of Lloyd’s ecosystem.

Uwe brings more than three decades of industry experience in distribution strategy and market development at leading global insurers.  He joins Lloyd’s from Blackboard Insurance, a subsidiary of AIG, where he served as Head of Distribution. Prior to Blackboard Insurance, he held roles including Global Head of Market Management at QBE and Managing Director and Head of North America Distribution & Network at XL Insurance Group.

In his new role at Lloyd’s, Uwe will report to Hank Watkins, Regional Director & President of Lloyd’s Americas and will be based in our Chicago office.

“Lloyd’s is proud of its leading position in the US market and remains committed to delivering the innovative, timely risk transfer solutions our distribution partners and policyholders have looked to us for since the early 1900’s. My colleagues and I are excited to have Uwe on the team and look forward to working with him on the enhancement of Lloyd’s US business opportunities. We’re moving quickly to take advantage of his deep experience and expansive network of key stakeholders as we look to 2021 and the many opportunities it will present for supporting the success of our multiple stakeholders in London and the US.”
Hank Watkins, Regional Director & President of Lloyd’s Americas
“I am thrilled to join Lloyd’s – the number one excess and surplus (E&S) lines insurer in the US – at a time when the global (re)insurance market is experiencing such profound change amidst a global pandemic of unprecedented scale in modern times. At times like this our customers and business partners rely on us to be there when it matters most.”
Uwe Schoberth, US Market Development Director

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It offers the efficiencies of shared resources and services in a marketplace that covers and shares risks from more than 200 territories, in any industry, at any scale.

And it promises a trusted, enduring partnership built on the confidence that Lloyd’s protects what matters most: helping people, businesses and communities to recover in times of need.

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