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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty adds Marine, Property leaders for UK & Ireland

12th March 2019 - Author: Matt Sheehan

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI), the insurance arm of Warren Buffett’s global insurance and reinsurance company, has appointed Pedro Mairos and Sean Mannion as Head of Marine and Head of Property, respectively, for the UK and Ireland.

BHSIMairos joins BHSI from AXA Corporate Solutions, where he most recently served as UK Deputy Chief Underwriting Officer and Head of Marine Cargo Underwriting, UK Branch.

He has nearly two decades of industry experience and has previously held marine insurance roles at AXA in Paris, Hong Kong and Dubai.

Meanwhile, Mannion joins BHSI from Zurich, where he was most recently Head of Property & Energy Lines, Commercial Insurance UK.

He has more than 35 years’ industry experience and was previously Senior Vice President and Global Property Executive at AIG UK.

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“With Pedro and Sean leading our teams, we are bringing to market marine and property solutions built with deep local expertise, and grounded in stellar financial strength and claims service,” said Chris Colahan, Head of UK and Europe, BHSI.

“Our new line of flexible marine products marks an important advance in providing broad, multi-line solutions for customers and brokers in the UK and Ireland,” he added.

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