3 June 2014News

Towers Re boosts agriculture offering with Aon Benfield hire

JLT Towers Re has appointed Steve Dimaria as senior vice president with responsibility for Canadian agriculture.

Dimaria has almost 20 years of reinsurance experience; prior to joining JLT Towers Re he worked for Aon Benfield Canada as vice president and head of agriculture.

He will be based in the Toronto office and will play a key role in growing the capabilities of JLT Towers Re in North America.

Alastair Speare-Cole, co-CEO, JLT Towers Re, says, “Steve is a really great hire for the business and testament to our focus on client needs and ongoing success. We see agriculture as an important specialty area for JLT Towers Re. We are keen to build out our agricultural reinsurance practice in a number of geographies including China, USA and Canada.”

Eric Steen, executive vice president, JLT Towers Re, says, “Steve’s experience in the agriculture sector, as well as the property and casualty market will I know be very well received by our clients, prospects and also our reinsurance partners throughout the world.”

Dimaria says, “I am delighted to be joining the organization at this time and to be given the opportunity to build the local agriculture practice from the ground up. The evolving agriculture and reinsurance industries present many challenges and opportunities, and we are eager to evolve in unison with these.”

He concludes, “Ultimately our sole focus is to further the objectives of our clients. To do so as part of the JLT Towers Re team and global brand will be a truly rewarding experience for us as well as our business partners.”