Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has further expanded its leadership team in Dubai with several executive appointments for key product line and service posts.
Aisling Malone has been appointed as head of executive & professional lines. Malone was previously head of professional liability cyber for MENA and senior underwriter at AIG MEA Ltd. She is joined by Joe Saab, senior underwriter.
Emir Erdur will take on the role of head of casualty. Erdur joins from QBE Insurance where he was casualty leader and regional underwriter of casualty for the MEA region. Erdur is joined by Mohammed Hannoun, senior underwriting manager.
Carlos Beltran has been appointed as head of commercial property. Beltran was previously regional vice president, P&C underwriting at Chubb Latin America.
Meenakshi Srinath will take on the role of head of marine. Before joining the company Srinath was head of marine (Gulf and KSA) at AXA Insurance Gulf.
Kapil Palathinkal has been appointed as head of energy and construction. Palathinkal was most recently the energy & engineered risk manager for the Arabian hub at AIG. He is joined by Anuradha Sekar, senior underwriter.
Pruthviraj More will serve as senior risk engineer. More joins from Allianz Global Corporate Specialty (AGCS) where he was a property loss control engineer.
John Lewis will take on the role of head of claims. He was previously head of claims at Zurich Insurance DIFC Dubai.
Earlier this year BHSI announced the appointment of Alessandro Cerase as senior executive officer (SEO) and Neeraj Yadvendu as deputy SEO and head of third party lines for the Middle East, both based on Dubai.
Alessandro also leads first party lines for BHSI’s broader Asia Middle East region, which includes BHSI’s other regional hubs of Hong Kong and Singapore as well as BHSI operations in Malaysia and Macau.
Commenting on the appointment Marc Breuil, president, BHSI, Asia Middle East said: “Building a strong foundation of servicing capabilities and local knowledge and expertise is critical to BHSI’s long term plans in the Middle East.”
“Since BHSI Middle East commenced operations in February, we have established a strong and dynamic team to bring BHSI’s unmatched financial strength and capital to the Middle East.”
Alessandro Cerase, senior executive officer, BHSI Middle East said: “Our new teammates in Dubai embody the excellent capabilities and strong character that is so valued by BHSI and by our customers,”
They will lead our efforts to bring BHSI’s long-term focus, multi-line underwriting and service excellence to customers throughout the Middle East. We are pleased to welcome them aboard.”