AXIS Re promoted three executives – two to newly-created positions – as part of an effort to strengthen product leadership within the company.

Simon Stirnemann has been promoted to AXIS Re Head of EMEA LatAm Casualty and will lead the EMEA LatAm Casualty team. Stirnemann has been with AXIS more than 15 years, working in the Singapore and Zurich offices. Stirnemann has held liability and casualty underwriting roles within AXIS Re and most recently served as a Strategic Account Executive. He continues to be based in Zurich and now reports to Andy Hottinger, President of AXIS Re’s International Division.

Newly-Created Executive Positions

AXIS Re also announced the promotions of Allison Janisch to Global Head of Casualty, Reinsurance Product Lead and Rich Phillips to Global A&H Product Lead. These newly-created positions within the Reinsurance Products Division, led by Chief Underwriting Officer Katie Partington Howarth, are designed to enhance coordination of these lines of business across the reinsurance segment and will work in close partnership with existing business units.

In her new full-time role, Janisch is responsible for informing the global underwriting approach for all lines of casualty business, encouraging consistency and coordination across AXIS Re. She has more than 28 years of casualty experience and most recently served as AXIS Re Head of EMEA LatAm Casualty, a role she started in 2011.

Before joining AXIS, Janisch was the Head of Global Casualty for Paris Re and AXARe. She continues to be based in Zurich and now reports to Ms. Partington Howarth.

Phillips has been appointed Global Head of A&H Product in addition to his role as Head of U.S. Reinsurance, AXIS A&H. In his new global product lead role, Phillips will work with Partington Howarth to drive underwriting consistency globally for the A&H Reinsurance business.

Before joining AXIS, Phillips was the President of the North America Accident & Health Reinsurance division of Munich Re and has a combined total of over 34 years of experience in the insurance/reinsurance industry. Phillips continues to be based in Princeton, New Jersey and reports to Jason Busti, President of AXIS Re’s North America Division.

Source: AXIS Re