Hiscox has appointed Christian Nielsen as chief financial officer for Hiscox London Market and Hiscox Syndicates.
Nielsen is currently the chief financial officer of Hiscox UK and a director of Hiscox Insurance Company (HIC), the group’s UK insurance carrier. He will join the Hiscox London Market team in September, reporting to Kate Markham, chief executive officer of Hiscox London Market. In his capacity as CFO for Hiscox Syndicates he will report to Hiscox Group CFO Aki Hussain.
Nielsen joined Hiscox in 2015 from Barclays, where he served in various capacities, including head of Barclays finance, cost and analytics and finance director for Barclaycard UK.
At Hiscox he has led a number of important regulatory and operational initiatives, including HIC’s Solvency II implementation in 2016 and its preparations for Brexit in 2018. That effort included sponsoring the transfer of the European insurance portfolios from HIC to its newly-established European insurance carrier, Hiscox Société Anonyme.
Nielsen is a Hiscox partner, a member of the group’s finance leadership team and an active member of the steering committee for the group-wide finance transformation programme.
Hussain predicted the London Market business is poised for growth in what he described as “the most improved market conditions we have seen for some time.”
Christian Nielsen, Hiscox London Market, Hiscox Syndicates, Kate Markham, Aki Hussain