26 February 2019News

AXIS Capital brings on former Hartford senior exec to board

Bermuda-based AXIS Capital has appointed Lizabeth Zlatkus to its board of directors, effective March 15.

Zlatkus has an extensive background in finance, risk and operations, as well as audit, compensation and board governance.

She has held a number of senior management positions  at The Hartford Financial Services Group during her 28-year tenure there, including as chief financial officer and chief risk officer.

Zlatkus retired from The Hartford in 2011, and currently sits on the boards of Boston Private Financial Holdings, and Indivior.

“Liz is an exceptional leader who brings experience building and leading engaged and profitable insurance organizations, both in the US and internationally,” said Michael Butt, AXIS Capital chairman. “As we further transform our business to advance our vision of being a leading specialty insurer and global reinsurer, Liz’s deep industry knowledge, paired with her successful organisational leadership track record, will be instrumental to the Company’s long-term success.”

Zlatkus commented: “I am pleased to join AXIS Capital’s Board of Directors at this exciting time of change and innovation within the organization and in the global re/insurance industry.

“The transformation already underway at AXIS is impressive, and I look forward to working with the board to help the company capitalise on the tremendous opportunity ahead.”