Benchimol has contract extended to 2023


AXIS Capital Holdings president and chief executive officer (CEO) Albert Benchimol has had his contract extended until December 31, 2023.

Benchimol became CEO in May 2012 and has served as a director since January 2012. He joined the company as executive vice president and chief financial officer in January 2011. Prior to that, he was the chief financial officer of PartnerRe.

In addition to the five-year extension, the company has also revised the provisions related to the payment of severance to Benchimol in the event of his termination without “cause” or his resignation for “good reason” to include a lump sum cash payment equal to the grant date fair value of his most recent long-term equity award, according to a December 6 United States Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

AXIS also announced the departure of Cheryl-Ann Lister from the board of directors of the company as from December 31, 2018.

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