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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Promotes Two in Ireland

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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance has announced a pair of promotions in Ireland: Shane O’Neill has been named Head of Property, while Ciaran Reddin has been appointed Head of Professional Indemnity and Cyber.

“Shane and Ciaran have played pivotal roles in building our portfolio and bringing BHSI’s values, bespoke solutions and excellent service to our customers and broker partners in Ireland,” said Louise Kidd, Country Manager, Ireland, BHSI. “I am pleased to recognize their contributions with these promotions. In their new leadership roles, they will further elevate our service and solutions and advance our growing and talented teams in Ireland.”

Shane joined BHSI in 2019 as Senior Property Underwriter and has 20 years of industry experience. Ciaran has nearly a decade of industry experience. He joined BHSI in 2019 as Senior Professional Indemnity Underwriter, Executive & Professional Lines.

Both Shane and Ciaran will continue to be based in BHSI’s office in Dublin.

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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Offers Multiple New Policies in Spain

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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance has introduced new Property Damage, General Liability, D&O, Professional Indemnity and Marine Cargo Insurance policies in Spain.

“Launching our proprietary policy wordings in Spain is indicative of our commitment to leading domestic and international insurance programs for customers,” said Eduardo Guinea, Head of Customer and Broker Engagement for Spain, BHSI. “Each of these new policies reflect BHSI’s simple, clearly understood wordings and deliver the certainty of comprehensive, flexible coverage to customers.”

BHSI underwrites on a net capacity basis, without accessing the reinsurance markets, which vests the company with flexibility in designing coverage and facilitates responsive, local decision-making. Foundational to all BHSI products is its CLAIMS IS OUR PRODUCT philosophy, which underscores the company’s willingness to offer coverage and respond with excellent service when customers face claims.

“The introduction of these new policies is an important step in our steady expansion in Spain. We look forward to continuing to grow, hiring talented professionals, launching new products, entering new segments, and expanding our geographical presence,” said Constanza Gallegos, Country Manager for Spain, BHSI.

The new policies are available immediately in Spain.

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Disclosure: David Mazor is a freelance writer focusing on Berkshire Hathaway. The author is long in Berkshire Hathaway, and this article is not a recommendation on whether to buy or sell a stock. The information contained in this article should not be construed as personalized or individualized investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Expands Into Belgium

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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance has opened a new office in Brussels, Belgium, and made several senior-level appointments.

Louis du Ché has been named to the role of Country Manager for Belgium. Louis joined BHSI in 2019 as Head of Property, France, and will retain that position as well.

Frederic de Blieck has joined BHSI as Head of Executive & Professional Lines in Belgium. He comes to BHSI with more than 20 years of experience, most recently as Head of Financial Lines, Belgium and Luxembourg, at another global insurer.

Bram Boets has joined as Head of Property in Belgium. He has more than a decade of experience spanning both the underwriting and brokerage sides of the business, most recently as Senior Manager, Property, at a global brokerage firm in Brussels.

David Bogaert has joined as Head of Customer & Broker Engagement in Belgium. He has 20 years of industry experience and was most recently Head of Distribution, Belgium, at another global insurer.

Koen Dupont has joined as Head of Casualty in Belgium. He has more than two decades of experience at brokerages and insurers and was most recently Head of Casualty, France, Belgium and Luxembourg at another global insurer.

“With the opening of our newest office in Belgium, we continue to enhance our ability to serve customers and brokers throughout Europe and deliver BHSI’s certainty and CLAIMS IS OUR PRODUCT philosophy,” said François-Xavier d’Huart, Head of France & Belgium, BHSI. “Already we have assembled a highly experienced leadership team in Belgium, headed by Louis as Country Manager. This excellent team will spearhead our efforts to further build our team, our broad range of products, and our customer and broker relationships in this key market.”

All of these BHSI leaders will be based at BHSI’s new office, which is located at 54 Avenue Herrmann-Debroux, 1160 Auderghem, Belgium.

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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Promotes Mohammed Hannoun to Head of Casualty, Middle East

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance has named Mohammed Hannoun Head of Casualty for the Middle East, based in Dubai.

“Mohammed has played a pivotal role in building up BHSI’s casualty capabilities in Middle East since we started the Dubai operations in 2018. His extensive experience in the region, especially in driving the growth of our medical malpractice and Defense Base Act (DBA) offerings, will be essential in positioning BHSI as the go-to carrier for casualty lines in the Middle East,” said Neeraj Yadvendu, Head of Third Party Lines at BHSI in Dubai.

Mohammed, who has more than 12 years of industry experience in the region, joined the BHSI Dubai team in 2018 as a senior casualty underwriter. He takes the reins of BHSI’s Middle East Casualty portfolio from Emir Erdur, who has transitioned to the casualty underwriting team at BHSI UK.

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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Enters Swiss Market

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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance has opened a new office in Zurich, Switzerland, and appointed Leander Metzger as Country Manager.

“Establishing this new office in Zurich reflects our focus on expanding our presence and relationships throughout the DACH region. It is another important step in our strategy to steadily grow our capabilities, our team, and our local presence throughout Europe,” said Andreas Krause, Head of DACH, BHSI. “Leander has had great success building European relationships and we are excited to have him lead our expansion in Switzerland.”

BHSI is now underwriting property, casualty, and executive & professional lines in Switzerland and expects to launch several other product lines there in the coming months.

“We look forward to building our team in Zurich and bringing BHSI’s commitment to excellent technical underwriting and service and our CLAIMS IS OUR PRODUCT® philosophy to customers and brokers throughout Switzerland,” said Leander Metzger, Country Manager Switzerland. Leander has more than 25 years of industry experience. He joined BHSI in June 2016 as Head of Property, Engineering Lines and Risk Control, and will retain that position along with his new role. Before coming to BHSI, Leander held management positions with both insurance brokers and insurers.

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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Opens Office in Lyon, France

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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance has Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance has further expanded its presence in Europe with the establishment of an office in Lyon, France.

“As we continue to grow steadily across Europe, the time is right to expand with an office and expanded team in Lyon,” said François-Xavier d’Huart, Country Manager, France. “Complementing our office in Paris, our team in Lyon will provide our full line of property, casualty and specialty insurance as well as claims and engineering services locally to customers in southeast France.”

BHSI teams in both Paris and Lyon bring BHSI’s multinational capabilities, which span 170 countries, to local companies in France.

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Kathy Reid Named Head of Casualty, North America, at Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance

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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance has promoted Kathy Reid to Head of Casualty, North America.

“Kathy has been a major driver of BHSI’s growth in the casualty marketplace since our very beginning,” said Sanjay Godhwani, President, North America Region, BHSI. “She embodies the excellent capabilities and strong character that define our team around the globe, and I am pleased to have her in this leadership role where she can have an even greater impact as a leader to our teammates and a partner to our customers and brokers.”

Kathy has more than 25 years of insurance industry experience. She has been Senior Vice President at BHSI since 2013.

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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Promotes Two to Key Leadership Roles

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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance has promoted Sanjay Godhwani to President, North America Region, and David Bresnahan has been promoted to Global Chief Operating Officer.

“Sanjay and Dave have been pivotal in the building of BHSI since our launch in 2013, helping to build our product lines, our talented team and our positive culture,” said Peter Eastwood, President and CEO, BHSI. “In their new roles, they will have a continued positive impact on our team and our ability to bring certainty and service excellence to our customers and distribution partners around the globe.”

Sanjay will be responsible for all North America Region underwriting and underwriting support groups, customer & broker engagement, and BHSI’s Global Catastrophe Engineering & Analytics group. Sanjay has more than 25 years of industry experience and is a fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society. He continues to be based in Boston.

Dave has more than three decades of insurance industry experience. In his new role he will oversee real estate and administration, finance, audit, information technology and operations throughout BHSI’s global platform. He continues to be based in Boston.

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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Ups Angela Meyer to Head of Life Sciences, North America

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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance has promoted Angela Meyer to Head of Life Sciences in North America. She was previously Head of Life Sciences for the Southeastern region of the U.S.

“Angela has played a major role in building our North American Life Sciences portfolio for the last seven years, bringing exceptional technical acumen and creative problem-solving to these complex and evolving risks,” said Steve Harris, Vice President, Casualty, BHSI. “In her new role, she will lead our efforts to further expand BHSI’s presence in the Life Sciences market with our stable capacity, financial strength and CLAIMS IS OUR PRODUCT philosophy.”

Angela joined BHSI in February 2014, and has nearly 20 years of experience in the insurance industry.
BHSI provides Products Liability, Professional Services Liability and Clinical Trials Liability coverage for Life Sciences companies, including multinational programs with local policy issuance capabilities in 170 countries.

Angela will continue to be based in Atlanta.

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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Announces Two Promotions in UK

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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance has promoted Chris Warrior to Head of Executive & Professional Lines in the UK, and named Jessica Kirby as Head of Commercial Management Liability Insurance in the UK.

“BHSI has a rigorous recruiting process that enables us to build our global team with individuals who possess both exceptional capabilities and strong character,” said Vanessa Maxwell, Country Manager, UK, BHSI. “And with our deep bench of talent, we are pleased to be able to give our teammates excellent opportunities to advance in our nimble and always growing organization. I look forward to seeing all that Chris and Jess will achieve for BHSI and our E&P lines customers in their new roles.”

Chris joined BHSI in 2019 as Head of Management Liability for the UK and Ireland. In his new role, he will oversee BHSI’s UK team and portfolio across all Executive & Professional Lines, including Management Liability as well as Professional Indemnity, Cyber and Transactional Liability Insurance. Chris has nearly two decades of experience underwriting in the UK marketplace.

Jess Joined BHSI in 2018 as Senior Underwriter, Commercial D&O. In her new role as Head of Commercial Management Liability for the UK, she will oversee the team and portfolio she has played a critical role in building for BHSI in the UK. Jess has nearly 15 years of experience in the UK Financial Lines market.

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Disclosure: David Mazor is a freelance writer focusing on Berkshire Hathaway. The author is long in Berkshire Hathaway, and this article is not a recommendation on whether to buy or sell the stock. The information contained in this article should not be construed as personalized or individualized investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.