7 August 2020News

AXIS Re appoints head of casualty unit for North America

AXIS Re, the reinsurance business segment of Bermuda-based AXIS Capital Holdings, has promoted Dan Osterrieder to head of casualty North America.

Osterrieder will be responsible for leading AXIS Re’s casualty unit in North America, spanning areas such as general liability, auto, umbrella & excess, workers compensation, professional & management liability, among other areas.

Prior to AXIS Re, he held a number of underwriting and key account manager roles at companies such as AIG, Willis Tower Watson and Swiss Re. He will continue to be based in AXIS Re’s New York region, and will report to Jason Busti, AXIS Re president North America.

“As the market evolves and hardens, we are seeing opportunities and challenges in the casualty space. Assuming this role at an important time in the market, Dan brings a distinctive background in strategy, casualty underwriting and client management,” said Busti. “He also brings experience with AXIS Re, having joined us in March 2019 as a Strategic Account Executive in North America. We are excited for Dan to take on this leadership role, and for the opportunities ahead.”