Sedgwick expands into Finnish market

Solutions provider and loss adjustor Sedgwick has announced its entrance into the Finnish market. Sedgwick said that the expansion followed significant recent investment and growth across the Nordic region. In the past 18 months Sedgwick has revamped its Nordic operations, with the acquisition of Leif Hansen A/S in Denmark, hiring of Dan Sivertsen as Norway CEO, promotion of Julia Holm to Sweden CEO and appointment of Christian Leif Hansen as Nordic CEO. 

Noora Valla has been named as Sedgwick CEO for Finland. She brings to the company over two decades of loss adjusting experience at large firms in Finland. Valla has led teams across multiple product lines, with a strong focus on motor, bodily injury and liability claims. 

Valla said that “it can be difficult and prohibitively expensive for smaller insurers to have all types of experts and claims handlers in house. By working with an external partner like Sedgwick, firms can benefit from world-class specialty expertise and a deep pool of skilled talent whenever they are needed. It’s an exciting time of growth for our business in the Nordic region. I see a huge potential in the Finnish market and am eager to start the dialogue with current and potential customers.” 

Sedgwick provides a broad range of resources tailored to clients’ needs in casualty, property, marine, benefits, brand protection and other lines.

Sedgwick’s majority shareholder is The Carlyle Group; Stone Point Capital LLC, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), Onex and other management investors are minority shareholders.