News Release

Fred Willemze Appointed Country Manager, Victor Netherlands


Victor Insurance Holdings, the world's largest managing general underwriter (MGU), today announced the appointment of Fred Willemze to the position of Country Manager, Victor Netherlands, in addition to his duties as Strategic Partnerships Director for Victor International. This appointment is effective immediately.

Mr. Willemze, who has spent 37 years in the insurance industry and is based in Rotterdam, previously led Victor's Continental Europe business before assuming the role of Director, Strategic Partnerships in July. Prior to Victor, he held senior positions in Marsh, Mercer, XL, and Achmea. In his new expanded role, Mr. Willemze will oversee the further development of Victor's business in the Netherlands, while working with multi-national distribution partners, including large affinity partners and digital platforms, to expand Victor's capabilities internationally.

Mr. Willemze will continue to report to Anthony Stevens, President of Victor International, and remains a member of the Victor International Executive Committee.

Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Stevens said: “Fred's extensive experience working in many areas of the insurance industry and overseeing the initial development of Victor's European operations in 2018, make him ideally suited to drive Victor's continued growth in the Netherlands and internationally.”

“In addition, Fred's efforts to advance digital capabilities for Victor's distribution networks globally provide a great complement to Victor Netherlands's existing digital-forward growth strategy.”

About Victor Insurance

Victor Insurance Holdings, formerly known as The Schinnerer Group, is the world's largest managing general underwriter with locations in the US, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Australia. It handles more than $1.6 billion in premium on behalf of numerous insurance carriers, through a large network of more than 25,000 active insurance agents and brokers. With deep, specialized underwriting expertise, the company provides a wide range of insurance coverage - from specialty property and casualty and professional liability insurance to group and retiree benefits. Victor Insurance is committed to building on 60-plus years of experience to develop products that address risk in new and evolving areas. For more information, visit

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