Miller, the leading independent specialist (re)insurance broker, announces the expansion of its Cargo capabilities across Europe with the launch of a new French team. This investment signals Miller’s intention to expand its Cargo capabilities across Europe in a fully integrated offer that enables clients to access local knowledge, understanding and networks.

Nicolas Juge, who brings 30 years’ shipping and marine experience, is appointed Head of Cargo, France, with Gaëlle Besnardeau appointed Account Executive. Murielle Ducamp, who brings significant claims expertise, assumes the role of Claims Executive, while Melissa Oddoze will take the role of Account Handler. 

The new team, which will be Marseille based, join from Forsea’s, a Swiss broker company created by Nicolas Juge in 2010. As the growing complexity of modern supply chains increases, the new French team will work closely with colleagues across London, Geneva, Paris and Brussels to broaden Miller’s European presence and deepen its Cargo capabilities. 

Nicolas Juge said: “It is a privilege to have the opportunity to lead this highly skilled team, which will form a core part of a truly integrated European Cargo effort. Miller has established a reputation for excellence in this specialist field and has made a clear commitment to invest in deepening and broadening these core capabilities both technically and geographically. This offers clients access to a unique combination of skills, experience and expertise.”

Jamie Kearney, Head of Cargo, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Nicolas, Gaelle, Murielle and Melissa to Miller. This team has exceptional experience across a wide range of technical areas that are highly complementary to our broader Cargo presence across Europe. We have outlined Europe as an important part of Miller’s overall growth objectives and, as we expand our offering across the continent, I am looking forward to working with our teams to take our ability to serve our clients to even greater heights.” 

Arnaud Froideval, Head of CPRI, Europe and Switzerland, added: “Our clients are grappling with the many challenges presented by the complexities of a fast-changing world. This is intensified by the immediacy of geopolitical and economic change. That is why this investment in France is a clear signal of Miller’s commitment to deepen its expertise in areas such as commodities which complement the deep rooted skills we have in areas such as credit and political risks. We will use these highly complementary and interrelated capabilities to help our clients navigate the increasing demands they find themselves facing. As we continue to invest in talent to serve their evolving needs, it is a very exciting time to be at Miller.”

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