Berkshire Hathaway is bringing on a former Swiss Re executive in a leadership role. Liberty Mutual has a new senior vice president and treasurer.


A former Swiss Re executive is joining Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance as part of the carrier’s ongoing expansion in Europe.

Daniel Weinmann has been named Head of Customer & Broker Engagement for BHSI in Germany.

Weinmann is a 20-year industry veteran. Most recently he was Head of Sales, Germany, for Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. Before that, Weinmann was head of General Aviation & Aerospace EMEA and worked on the Broker side as well, as Head of Casualty at Marsh in Munich. He received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the German Insurance Academy.


Liberty Mutual Insurance appointed Edward Peña as Senior Vice President and Treasurer. He replaces Laurance H.S. Yahia, who served in the role since 2003 and is retiring as of April 3, 2020.

Peña joined Liberty Mutual in 2017 as Vice President and Director of Investor Relations and has been responsible for maintaining and developing the company’s rating agency and investor relationships, and for leading capital modeling and competitive analysis. In 2019, Peña also took on managing the company’s debt and liquidity strategy.

Before Liberty Mutual, Peña worked at ProSight Specialty Insurance, where he was Vice President of Finance and led capital and financial planning, mergers and acquisitions, and treasury. He also held roles at J.P. Morgan where he advised investment bank financial institution clients on mergers and acquisitions, and capital structuring, and within Corporate Treasury where he worked on financial and regulatory reporting.

Sources: Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance, Liberty Mutual