Howden has hired Marc Lehmann as head of Climate Analytics as it continues to expand its analytical capabilities.
Lehmann, (above) who joins Howden from Jupiter Intelligence, a climate risk data and analytics provider, brings a wealth of both modelling and engineering experience to the role, having previously held senior catastrophe, ESG, climate risk, and climate change resilience positions at KPMG, AIG and WTW.
Based in London and reporting to Charlie Langdale, head of Climate Risk and Resilience, Lehmann will focus on growing Howden’s climate risk analytics capabilities, through understanding climate risk requirements across the Howden business, building new partnerships, and helping to inform new insurance and risk management solutions for clients.
According to the broker, historical data has typically not been a reliable indicator to assess mid- and longer-term risks, so through the use of predictive analytics, it will be able to help clients better identify, evaluate and manage their future exposures and in doing so enhance their asset and operational resilience.
Langdale commented: “Historical data is no longer an indicator of the future, so it is critical that we empower brokers across all of our business units with forward looking climate data and analytics intelligence. This will enable them to deliver better insights and outcomes to clients, helping them improve their operational resilience as they respond and adapt to climate change.”
David Flandro, head of Analytics, Howden, added: “It has become increasingly clear that intelligent implementation of sustainable underwriting and risk assessment practices can provide competitive advantages to buyers, cedents and markets. Marc’s expertise in modelling sustainability, climate data and engineering will bring new analytical insights to Howden clients.”