BDA hires two in business development roles


The Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA) has hired Jasmine DeSilva as business development manager and Anastasia Slater as business development coordinator.

DeSilva is responsible for driving initiatives in the insurance industry, working closely with stakeholders and industry associations. She was previously an assistant vice president at Sompo International and was a key underwriter with a large portfolio of Fortune 500 accounts, focusing on transportation and energy risk. She recently took a short break from the industry to help develop health and wellness initiatives at the Bermuda Wellness and Outreach Centre (BWOC) as their wellness strategist and fitness director.

Slater, who will start on February 3, s an AIR Institute-certified catastrophe modeller who previously worked at Axis Capital, Sirius International and Torus Reinsurance, and at other Bermuda firms in a consulting capacity. 

Roland Andy Burrows, CEO of the BDA, said the pair will add great value to the company’s work. “[DaSilva] has already hit the ground running and is currently attending the World Captive Forum, connecting with industry and driving home the message that Bermuda remains the premier domicile,” he said. 

DeSilva added: “Having taken a short break from the industry, I am delighted to be back and excited to be building on the excellent work that has been done to date. Bermuda’s standing as one of the world’s most important insurance and reinsurance markets is something the whole island can be proud of.”

Bermuda Business Development Agency, BDA, Jasmine DeSilva, Anastasia Slater, Roland Andy Burrows

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