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Ascot hires W.R. Berkley’s Marina Barg as Chief Claims Officer, NA

4th May 2021 - Author: Luke Gallin

Ascot has announced the addition of Marina Barg, formerly of W.R. Berkley, as its new Chief Claims Officer for North America, reporting to Matt Kramer, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ascot U.S.

ascotIn her new role, Barg will work closely with Ascot executives across Bermuda, U.S. insurance and Ethos Specialty operating units, while collaborating with the Lloyd’s claims team in London.

She will be tasked with leading the continued development of the company’s claims vision across its North America businesses which support Ascot’s tech, risk and client centric strategy.

The new role also includes the leadership and management of all claims operations and alignment with the firm’s One Ascot ecosystem and philosophy.

“I’m delighted to welcome Marina to Ascot as we continue to focus on delivering leading claims capabilities aligned with our goal of providing a client-centric experience to our brokers and policyholders. Marina is a seasoned claims practitioner who has demonstrated a tech-first vision for the digital transformation of large complex claims functions.

“As we continue to place our claims service at the very heart of our insurance ecosystem, I’m excited to have her join the Ascot leadership team and know our customers will benefit from her presence in our organization,” said Kramer.

Barg brings more than two decades of legal and claims experience, and joins Ascot from W.R. Berkley, where she most recently served as Head of Claims for the corporate segment.

Previously, she spent six years at Navigators, firstly on U.S. casualty claims before being promoted to Chief Claims Officer. Earlier in her career, Barg also spent time with Starr Companies and AIG.

“I’m thrilled to join the team of talented risk professionals at Ascot. The company has 20 years of providing service to clients and a philosophy of efficient and fair claims resolutions. I look forward to working with Matt and the various teams to ensure we continue this track record of excellent claims management underpinned by digital integration and customer service,” said Barg.

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