AXIS Re, the reinsurance business segment of AXIS Capital, has promoted Michael Leahey to Head of Agriculture Reinsurance, effective July 1.
Leahey will be responsible for setting the strategy, optimizing the firm’s portfolio and leading the underwriting of agriculture business.
He will continue to be based in Zurich and will report to Ann Haugh, President Global Markets for AXIS Re.
“Michael brings considerable underwriting experience to this role and has a proven track record of success,” said Haugh.
“I am excited for the potential of our agriculture reinsurance business under Michael’s leadership, and congratulate him for this well-deserved promotion.”
Leahey has worked at AXIS Re since 2017, most recently as a Senior Property Underwriter.
From August 2019 to January 2020, he was Interim Head of Property EMEA LatAm. Prior to his work at AXIS, Leahey held various senior underwriting property and casualty positions in the industry.