Engstrand, a seasoned business development executive with 17 years of experience in the insurance industry, assumes the role with a wealth of expertise.
Previously, Engstrand held the position of European Head of Broker Distribution at Lloyd’s of London, where she played a pivotal role in implementing a distribution strategy across the region. Her efforts were notably focused on fostering closer connections between the market and regional stakeholders.
Commencing her role in January, Engstrand is set to spearhead Accelerant’s expansion in Europe, with a strategic emphasis on the development of existing and future markets. Accelerant currently holds licenses to operate in 30 European Economic Area (EEA) countries, positioning the company for substantial growth under Engstrand’s leadership.
Engstrand’s professional journey also includes a significant tenure at Söderberg & Partners, a prominent financial advisory and insurance brokerage firm in the Nordic region.
Jeff Radke, CEO and co-founder of Accelerant, said, “I am delighted to welcome Gabriella to Accelerant. Gabriella has exceptional experience and knowledge across the entire European region, which will be critical as we build on Accelerant’s momentum in the region.
He added: “She has a deep understanding of the challenges facing the best MGAs in the legacy value chain and brings a wealth of practical insights to help those specialty underwriters and MGAs gain the benefits of Accelerant Risk Exchange.”
Author: Joanna England