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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance bolsters Dubai leadership

20th September 2018 - Author: Luke Gallin

The insurance arm of Warren Buffett’s global insurance and reinsurance company, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (BHSI), continues to expand its leadership team in Dubai with the announcement of numerous executive appointments.

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty InsuranceThe company announced earlier this year that it had received its license from the Dubai Financial Services Authority to establish an office in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), while also announcing the appointment of Alessandro Cerase to be its Senior Executive Officer (SEO).

Now, BHSI has announced that it has further expanded its leadership team in Dubai with a number of new executive appointments to fill key product line and service posts.

Marc Breuil, President, BHSI, Asia Middle East, commented: “Building a strong foundation of servicing capabilities and local knowledge and expertise is critical to BHSI’s long term plans in the Middle East. Since DIFC BHSI commenced operations in February, we have established a strong and dynamic team to bring DIFC BHSI’s unmatched financial strength and capital to the Middle East.”

The new appointments include: Aisling Malone, Head of Executive & Professional Line, and who is joined by Joe Saab, Senior Underwriter; Emir Erdur, Head of Casualty, and who is joined by Mohammed Hannoun, Senior Underwriting Manager; Carlos Beltran, Head of Commercial Property; Meenakshi Srinath, Head of Marine; Kapil Palathinkal, Head of Energy and Construction, and who is joined by Anuradha Sekar, Senior Underwriter; Pruthviraj More, Senior Risk Engineer; and John Lewis, Head of Claims.

Alessandro Cerase, Senior Executive Officer, BHSI Middle East, said: “Our new teammates in Dubai embody the excellent capabilities and strong character that is so valued by BHSI and by our customers. They will lead our efforts to bring BHSI’s long-term focus, multi-line underwriting and service excellence to customers throughout the Middle East. We are pleased to welcome them aboard.”

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