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Berkshire (BHSI) hires Jake Hesson to launch commercial hull line in Australasia

8th August 2022 - Author: Jack Willard

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has announced that it has appointed Jake Hesson to the role of Underwriting Manager, Marine for Australasia.

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty InsuranceThe appointment comes as the company has announced that it is expanding into the Commercial Hull segment in Australasia.

Hesson brings more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry towards the role.

He has spent the majority of his career specializing in marine hull and liabilities. Most recently he served as Northern Regional Manager, Marine Specialty Risks, focused on marine hull, liability, and P&I, at QBE in Sydney.

Prior to QBE, he served as an Assistant Underwriter at Lumley General Insurance.

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Mark Lingafelter, President, BHSI, Australasia, said: “We are pleased to further extend the range of specialty products BHSI can now offer to our customers and brokers across Australia and New Zealand. All backed by our ongoing commitment to skilled underwriting, our strong commitment to service and our CLAIMS IS OUR PRODUCT philosophy.”

“Jake comes to BHSI with exceptional marine expertise and local market knowledge experience,” said Dimitry Zilberud, Head of Marine, BHSI in Australasia.

“With Jake at the helm, we look forward to expanding our marine product portfolio and building new commercial hull relationships throughout Australasia.”

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