5 February 2015News

Endurance boosts international expertise

Bermuda-based Endurance Specialty has appointed Michael Fokken to the newly created role of head of international professional liability reinsurance.

He will relocate to Endurance's London office and in addition to these new responsibilities, Fokken will maintain a collaborative role on US professional/medical malpractice and environmental business with colleagues in the New York office.

Fokken joined Endurance in October 2013 as executive vice president professional lines with over 30 years of risk management and underwriting experience. Prior to this, he served at Axis Re where, during his ten year tenure, he was instrumental in establishing the professional liability reinsurance team and business.

Christopher Donelan, president and chief underwriting officer, Endurance Re US, said: "As a recognised leader with international experience in the professional liability market, Mike's presence in London will enable us to further expand our network in that market and strengthen our relationships with local clients. Working across our London, Zurich and New York based platforms, we can now offer our clients more globally integrated professional liability support."