Olga van der Merwe is determined to safeguard the planet

February 06, 2018

Admin | 06 February 2018

ITOO would like to welcome Olga van der Merwe to the environmental product team.

Olga joined the insurance industry in 1998 as an underwriting technician at Admiral Underwriting Group. She has since held positions with several underwriters, eventually moving into the specialist field of environmental insurance in 2008. She has worked in or around the motor transport industry – where a large number of environmental claims occur – for the majority of her career, and brings years of experience to the ITOO environmental insurance team.

“I have spent most of my career working in transport and affiliated industries and noticed how much damage was being done to the environment due to spillage,” she explains. “This did not sit well with me. I want to ensure that the world our children inherit is a better place than the world we live in today.”

Says James Brice, who heads up the ITOO Environmental liability team, “Olga has a fantastic reputation and relationship with the broker community. ITOO has unique environmental products and underwriting skills. With Olga’s distribution fire power, we look forward to bringing our innovative products to an industry which really needs creative solutions.”