AXIS Re said it is expanding its AXIS Re Strategic Partners division into North America, and is bringing on a former Swiss Re executive to carry out the move.

AXIS Re, the reinsurance business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, has hired Daniel Osterrieder as a Strategic Account Executive for North America. Osterrieder will lead global client relationships for Strategic Partners headquartered in North America.

Osterrieder joins AXIS Re after nearly a decade at Swiss Re, where he held a number of client management and treaty reinsurance underwriting roles. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President, Key Account Manager, for the company’s global account business. Before that, Osterrieder was a Senior Treaty Underwriter primarily focused on U.S. casualty business, in addition to time in Swiss Re’s Beijing office, where he leveraged underwriting authority for business written in both China and South Korea. Osterrieder began his insurance career at AIG and Willis.

AXIS Re Strategic Partners is a dedicated team to serve select clients and brokers. It was launched in September 2018 as part of AXIS Re’s focus on enhancing its client engagement model.

The Company also announced that additional appointments to the AXIS Re Strategic Partners team will follow for North America and Asia, with the latter focusing on the Australian market.

Source: AXIS Re