DUAL Europe launches new marine hub


4 October 2023 – DUAL Europe announced its continued expansion in key sectors with a new Marine team, based in Rotterdam where DUAL Benelux was established in April 2023, headed by Peter Kegel. 

Aram Stoop and Pim de Pooter will lead DUAL Europe’s Marine Hub, which will initially offer Ocean and Inland Hull, Builders Risks, Cargo and Land Equipment cover, and will provide the broker community with reliable, swift and competitive underwriting, and claims handling with a strong technical focus and service.

Aram Stoop joins as Head of Marine, and has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, as a marine surveyor and as head of loss prevention engineering. He was also a market-leading underwriter in Marine Builders Risks insurance for more than 10 years. Pim de Pooter, who joins as Lead Underwriter, Marine Hull, has more than 13 years of experience in the insurance industry as a Hull Underwriter across several products and was most recently a Lead Class Underwriter for a market-leading portfolio of Ocean and Inland Hull.

Olaf Jonda, CEO, DUAL Europe said: 'This is a significant step for DUAL Europe. We have always been a natural home for underwriting talent and we’re delighted that Aram and Pim have chosen to bring their considerable expertise to DUAL. Marine adds a new business line to our European offering and locating our Marine Hub in Rotterdam puts us strategically in the centre of this historically important region, and well positioned to service our extensive broker network.'

Aram Stoop, Head of Marine, Europe said: 'We’re looking forward to building DUAL Europe’s Marine business and contributing to DUAL’s ongoing success. We’ve been impressed already by the positive energy of our new colleagues, their focus on underwriting excellence and DUAL’s truly client-centric culture.'