Two Munich Re subsidiaries recently made new executive appointments. Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance an executive to be Senior Care Leader, Healthcare Professional Liability in the U.S.
Two Munich Re subsidiaries recently made new executive appointments.
Cathy Smith has been appointed Chief Risk and Underwriting Officer for Munich Re America Services, Inc. and Kamalesh (“Kam”) Jha was named Senior Vice President, Chief Underwriting Officer for American Modern.
Smith is based in Princeton, New Jersey, and reports to Tony Kuczinski, President and Chief Executive Officer, Munich Re US Holding. Kam Jha succeeds Smith, at American Modern, as the Senior Vice President, Chief Underwriting Officer. Jha is based in Amelia, Ohio, and reports to Andreas Kleiner, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Modern.
In her new role, Smith oversees regional underwriting and pricing, as well as Integrated Risk Management for the Munich Re U.S. P&C Companies which consists of Munich Reinsurance America, Inc., American Modern, HSB, and the Munich Re Specialty Insurance operations. Previously, Smith served as Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer at American Modern, a role she had held since 2017.
She joined American Modern in the Amelia, Ohio, home office in 2015 as Vice President, Regional Product Management, and shortly afterward was named Vice President, Head of Product and Underwriting. Before joining American Modern, Smith held various leadership roles in personal and commercial lines insurance operations management at several U.S. property and casualty insurance companies.
Jha joins American Modern with more than 20 years of experience in technology and insurance. In his new job as Chief Underwriting Office, he is responsible for execution of the American Modern product and underwriting strategy. Jha will also become a member of the Executive Management Board of American Modern.
Before joining the company, Jha held several executive roles at various insurance organizations, where he helped lead the utilization of new innovation solutions. He brings in-depth experience in personal lines products as well as data analytics and is skilled at bridging the interface between insurance products and technology solutions, the company said.
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance promoted Austin Elkin to Senior Care Leader, Healthcare Professional Liability in the U.S.
Elkin takes over the role from Mary Nolan, who is currently overseeing the launch of BHSI’s new Senior Care Primary Auto offering, but will retire in September following a 30-year career.
Elkin joined BHSI in 2013 as Senior Underwriter, Healthcare Professional Liability. He previously served as a large account Underwriter on the Healthcare team at Zurich Insurance Group. Austin will continue to be based in BHSI’s office in Atlanta.
Sources: Munich Re and BHSI