Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Ups Two Execs to Regional Leaders for Europe and the Middle East

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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has announced two key appointments to its leadership team. Alessandro Cerase has been appointed as President & Head of Europe Region, while Neeraj Yadvendu has been named Head of Middle East.

Alessandro joined BHSI in 2018 as Senior Executive Officer for BHSI Middle East and has more than 25 years of experience in the global insurance industry. He led the launch of BHSI’s business in the region and was subsequently named Global Property Underwriter Officer for Construction & Energy in 2020. Alessandro will continue to be based in Dubai and report to Peter Eastwood, BHSI’s President and CEO.

Neeraj, who has over 26 years of global insurance industry experience, joined BHSI in 2018 as Deputy Senior Executive Officer and Head of Third Party Lines in the Middle East. He has been instrumental in BHSI’s growth in the region and will now also take on the role of Senior Executive Officer of the Dubai International Financial Centre Branch, subject to regulatory approval. Neeraj will continue to be based in Dubai and report to Marc Breuil, Head of Asia Middle East, BHSI.

BHSI has been steadily expanding its operations around the world and has experienced accelerated growth in its Europe and Middle East regions. The company’s President and CEO, Peter Eastwood, expressed confidence in the new appointments, saying, “We are excited to have Alessandro and Neeraj in these key leadership roles as we continue to strategically expand our presence in these important regions.”

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