Barbican announces new underwriting head
19 July 2016
London, 19 July 2016 – Barbican Insurance Group today announced that Olivier Decombes is to join the firm as divisional head of energy, power and utilities.
Most recently, Mr. Decombes was chief underwriting manager for offshore energy at CV Starr, based in London. He joined the company in 2010 as regional manager, Europe for property, industrial risks and CAR, and was responsible for establishing its operations across Continental Europe in these sectors. From 2005 to 2010, he worked at Infrassure, rising to the position of upstream and downstream regional manager, MENA and Asia. Prior to entering the insurance sector, he worked for 12 years at Schlumberger Oilfield Services, where he became vice president and worldwide business development manager.
Commenting on the announcement, Iain Bremner, managing director of Barbican Managing Agency Limited, said: "Olivier has outstanding market credentials in the global energy sector and we are delighted that he is joining us. He has strong technical knowledge and an impressive track record for business development and achieving strong premium growth. He will play a key role in helping us to grow our market share and further strengthen our position in this sector.”