JOHNSTON, R.I., USA—FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers, has appointed Nicholas Batten vice president, manager of global services at the company’s Johnston, R.I., USA-based headquarters.
In his new role, Batten serves as a key resource to FM Global’s operations worldwide in helping structure comprehensive global programs for multinational clients. He also oversees the governance of FM Global’s WorldReach insurance and service network and ensures the consistent and compliant delivery of the company’s underwriting, engineering and claims services.
“The newly created position underscores the ongoing commitment we have to our WorldReach partners around the globe where we have collaborated for many years to serve our mutual policyholders,” said Alex Tadmoury, senior vice president, manager of client service and sales.
Batten previously was assistant vice president, international practice leader for the company. He joined FM Global in 2000 as a client service representative in the company’s Windsor, UK office and then served as an account manager for several years in Stockholm, Sweden. He has held a variety of roles within the company since, each with increasing responsibility. Prior to joining FM Global, Batten worked in the financial services industry and as a retail broker.
Established in 1835, FM Global is a mutual insurance company whose capital, scientific research capability and engineering expertise are solely dedicated to property risk management. Its client-owners, who share the belief that the majority of property loss is preventable, represent many of the world’s largest organizations, including one of every three FORTUNE 1000 companies. They work with FM Global to better understand the key property hazards that can impact their business continuity to make cost-effective risk management decisions combining property loss prevention with insurance protection. FM Global is rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best and AA (Very Strong) by Fitch.