Specialty re/insurer Ascot has appointed John Kuhn as Senior Vice President, Management Liability and Head of Large Public.
In his new role, Kuhn will spearhead the development and execution of Ascot’s Large Public Directors & Officers (D&O) strategy, with a primary focus on underwriting excellence and portfolio management through dual distribution channels, the re/insurer said.
He will also be responsible for talent recruitment and onboarding, implementing new processes and systems to enhance underwriting excellence, and fostering effective partnerships and exposure management across Ascot’s business units.
Kuhn will be based in the company’s New York office and will report to Brian Chiolan, Executive Vice President and Head of Management & Professional Liability.
Prior to joining Ascot, Kuhn served as the Head of Public D&O in New York at AIG, where he spent nearly a decade in various financial lines roles.
His extensive experience in underwriting, risk management, and leadership positions him well to drive Ascot’s growth and solidify its presence in the public company D&O market, the re/insurer said.
This appointment is the latest addition to Ascot’s ongoing expansion of its professional and financial lines practice.
The company recently augmented its AscotPROTM professional lines capabilities by introducing Miscellaneous Professional Liability in October. Furthermore, Ascot has plans to launch a new Allied Health product later this summer.
“We are excited to welcome John to Ascot as we continue to expand our financial lines segment. His extensive experience in underwriting, risk management and leadership will be instrumental in driving our growth and further establishing our presence in the public company D&O market,” Matt Kramer, CEO, Ascot U.S., said.
“I am thrilled to join Ascot and work with this talented team to deliver innovative solutions and best-in-class service to our clients. I look forward to contributing to the growth and success of the company in the years ahead,” Kuhn added.