A retirement at Everest Re Group is spurring some executive leadership changes. Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company expanded its team in Australia to handle the launch of new policies. Aspen Insurance named a new head of Onshore Energy & Construction for the Americas.
The impending retirement of a major executive at Everest Re Group is spurring a number of senior leadership changes.
Mark de Saram, managing director and CEO of Everest Reinsurance (Bermuda), Ltd., plans to retire on April 6. He’ll be moving on from a position he’s had since 2004, and de Saram first joined Everest back in 1995.
Plans call for having Sanjoy Mukherjee succeed de Saram as managing director and CEO of Everest Reinsurance (Bermuda), Lt., pending Bermuda’s immigration department approval. He’s currently executive vice president and general counsel for Everest Re, and will continue those roles when he takes on his new responsibilities.
As well, Andrew Carrier, Everest Re’s general manager of European operations, will replace de Saram in handling full management responsibility for the company’s London, Continental European and Asia-Pacific reinsurance operations.
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company has expanded its team in Australia to handle the launch of new executive and professional lines policies.
Sami Jaghbir is BHSI’s new senior underwriting manager, Executive & Professional Lines in Brisbane. Richard Johnson was named senior underwriting manager, Executive & Professional Lines in Melbourne.
Jaghbir was most recently underwriting manager NSW/ACT, Professional & Financiail Lines at Vero. He also has previous experience from Marsh and other companies.
Before BHSI, Johnson was financial lines manager for Melbourne at Catlin Australia. He also has various underwriting and portfolio management experience from AIG in London and Australia.
At BHSI in Australia, Jaghbir and Johnson will help launch these policies: Executive First Directors & Officers Liability Insurance; Professional First Financial Planners Professional Indemnity Insurance; Professional First Asset Manager Liability Insurance; and Professional First Civil Liability Insurance.
Aspen Insurance appointed Robert Rokicki as senior vice president, head of Onshore Energy & Construction for the Americas.
Rokicki, who has close to 30 years experience as a chemical engineer and underwriter, will be based in New York and focus on propelling targeted growth across the Americas.
Before Aspen, Rokicki was senior vice president in the Oil, Gas, Petrochemical and Chemical business unit at Liberty International Underwriters, where he helped develop profitable growth in the U.S. and Latin America. He also has previous experience from AIG/Chartis, ACE and Swiss Re.
Sources: Everest Re, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company, Aspen Insurance