BHSI cropped Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Logo--updated--sent by Joann Lee in June 2014Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance brought in an AIR Worldwide executive to lead its new catastrophe engineering/analytics division.

Akshay Gupta’s will be head of Catastrophe Engineering & Analytics and also have the title of vice president. He’s a 20-year insurance industry veteran, who was most recently senior vice president at AIR Worldwide. While there, he led a practice that provided engineering-based, site-specific risk modeling and assessments for complex industrial and commercial facilities and operations.

At Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance, Gupta will lead the company’s efforts to blend its catastrophe science and engineering with catastrophe modeling to develop the company’s view of location-level and large-scale risk.

The broader goal: for Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance to develop products that help customers better understand and mitigate their risk and reduce loss costs.

Source: Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance