27 June 2014News

Bermuda Insurance Institute makes council elections

The Bermuda Insurance Institute has announced the appointment of Andrew Soares to the position of chairman of the Bermuda Insurance Institute (BII) at its recent AGM.

Other officers appointed to the BII Council were Shannon Totten, vice chairman, Philip Burrill, honorary treasurer, Carol Parker Trott, honorary secretary, and Chris Fisher, immediate past chairman.

Council members elected were Sandra DeSilva, Kathleen Faries, Roger Gillett, Leila Madeiros, Patrick Neal, Robert Paton, Chris Schaper, and Lynne Woolridge.

“I am pleased to partner with Andrew and continue our efforts to create a world class learning, development, and assessment organization specifically focused on effective talent development within the  insurance, reinsurance, and related industries,” says BII CEO, Dr. Dawnnelle Walker.

Andrew Soares is a reinsurance professional with a background in underwriting, accounting and claims.  He currently serves as senior vice president, international treaty underwriter for Platinum Underwriters Bermuda, Ltd., a leading provider of property and casualty reinsurance worldwide.  Prior to joining Platinum Re, Andrew worked for Partner Re as a property catastrophe underwriter after transitioning over from managing their reinsurance accounting and claim teams.

Soares states: “I am a strong proponent of the Bermuda re/insurance market and of Bermudians achieving their fullest potential within the re/insurance industry.” For the last two years Andrew has served as vice-chairman at the BII and is also a recent past chairman of the BII’s Education Committee, a role he served in for several years.

The BII is incorporated under the Bermuda Insurance Institute Act of 1984, and has been preparing Bermudians for the insurance industry since 1970.