COLOGNE, 18 July 2023— Verisk (Nasdaq: VRSK), a leading global data analytics and technology provider, announced today that Olav Skowronnek is stepping down from Verisk as of July 31, 2023. Samer Abou-Jaoudé, who has been serving as deputy managing director of Verisk’s Claims Solutions business in Continental Europe, will step up to lead Verisk’s Claims Solutions business as managing director for this growth market.
Skowronnek joined Verisk late in 2021 when the company acquired Actineo. He founded Actineo in 2009, and with the help of a dynamic team they quickly developed the business into the international market leader for the digitalisation and medical assessment of bodily injury claims.
Abou-Jaoudé has more than 23 years of leadership experience in the insurance industry. Prior to joining Verisk, he served as group general manager for Arabia Insurance and prior to that he held several leadership roles for Zurich Insurance Company.
“Olav’s contributions have done more than strengthen Verisk’s ability to better serve our clients in Continental Europe, he’s built a client-focused team and solutions that contribute to the resilience of the insurance industry,” said Maroun Mourad, president, Claims Solutions for Verisk. “I know Samer and the entire team will only accelerate that work and pace of innovation to help clients capitalise on their strategic priorities.”
Verisk delivers insights and technology solutions across the entire insurance ecosystem. As a strategic data analytics and technology partner to the global insurance industry, the company helps clients become more resilient, make better-informed decisions, and simplify workflows.
Abou-Jaoudé said, “I’m excited and honored to lead our business in this incredibly dynamic market, and I look forward to carrying on Olav’s legacy of being laser-focused on our clients’ needs today and well into the future.”
Verisk is uniquely positioned to create value for European insurers by leveraging its network, technology, datasets, and scale. For example, through its businesses Actineo, Krug, and Mavera, Verisk augments an ecosystem of personal injury and claims solutions focused on providing clients a ‘right touch’ claims process where technology and data are used to support the expertise of claims professionals.
Abou-Jaoudé’s bio and photo can be found here.
Verisk (Nasdaq: VRSK) provides data-driven analytic insights and solutions for the insurance industry. Through advanced data analytics, software, scientific research and deep industry knowledge, Verisk empowers customers to strengthen operating efficiency, improve underwriting and claims outcomes, combat fraud and make informed decisions about global issues, including climate change and extreme events, as well as political and ESG topics. With offices in more than 20 countries, Verisk consistently earns certification by Great Place to Work and fosters an inclusive culture where all team members feel they belong. For more, visit Verisk.com and the Verisk Newsroom.