Torus, the global specialty insurer, has appointed Michael Kuprianczyk as Senior Underwriter, Professional Lines, based in Zurich. In addition to the newly appointed Cologne-based team under Professional Lines Manager Esther Fittinghoff-Hansen, Mr. Kuprianczyk will further bolster the provision of senior local expertise for Torus’ growing Continental European client base for Directors & Officers as well as Professional Indemnity coverage.
Reporting to Marc van der Veer, Chief Underwriting Officer, Specialty Europe, Mr. Kuprianczyk will service and help grow Torus’ portfolio of Professional Lines coverage in Switzerland. He will also support Mr. Van der Veer in expanding Torus D&O and PI business in Italy and Eastern Europe.
Mr. Kuprianczyk brings over ten years of experience in financial lines underwriting to Torus. He joins from Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, where he was Chief Underwriter Financial Lines in Switzerland. Prior to Allianz he was Specialty Lines Underwriter for Financial Institutions at Chubb, based in Zurich.
Mr. Van der Veer said, “Our aim is to develop market leading specialty products built on experience and strong relationships. Michael is a talented financial lines underwriter with deep expertise in the regions we are targeting. His arrival at Torus supports our plan to be a top provider of specialty insurance in Europe by focussing on niche sectors in a balanced portfolio of small and corporate clients.”
Mr. Kuprianczyk studied at Kansas University, USA and holds a Masters degree in finance and economics from the University of Basel, as well as holding a designation as a Chartered Alternative Investments Analyst. He speaks Polish, German, Italian and English.