Ironshore, the Bermuda-based insurer has appointed Anthony DeSantis as chief executive officer (CEO) of Wright & Co, a wholly-owned subsidiary in its US holdings group.
DeSantis will lead Wright & Co’s existing direct to consumer platform, as well as building upon the small to medium enterprise initiative, according to the firm.
He will be based in the company’s Wilmington, Delaware headquarters and will report to Shaun Kelly, CEO of Ironshore US operations.
DeSantis joins Ironshore from Farmers Insurance where he served as president of personal lines for three years, overseeing product development, underwriting and claims management. Prior to that, he was president and CEO of 21st Century Insurance following its acquisition by Farmers Insurance Group of Companies. DeSantis has also held various senior management positions during his 20-year tenure with American International Group (AIG).
Wright & Co is a programme administrator that provides professional liability and employee benefits coverages to employees of the US Government, focusing on law enforcement personnel and national security department operations. It was acquired by Ironshore in 2014.
“Ironshore is pleased to have Tony take the helm at Wright & Co as Ironshore looks to expand its program offerings in the specialty personal lines and small to medium enterprise sectors,” said Kelly.
“Many of us have had the opportunity to work with Tony in the past so we welcome his leadership and keen market insight to further Ironshore’s industry presence.”
Ironshore, Anthony DeSantis, Wright & Co, Shaun Kelly, Bermuda, North America