Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (BHSI), the insurance arm of Warren Buffett’s global re/insurance business, has announced the new appointments of Kapil Palathinkal as Head of First Party Lines, Middle East and Carlos Beltran as Head of First Party Lines, Asia.
They will both be overseeing General Property, Energy and Construction.
Marc Breuil, President and Head of Asia Middle East, commented: “We are pleased to round out our regional property leadership with the promotions of Kapil and Carlos, two experienced leaders who will further build on their valuable contributions to BHSI and our customers.”
He continued: “Along with our financial strength, underwriting acumen, and ‘claims is our product’ philosophy, BHSI offers customers the advantage of a consistent, stable approach to energy, construction and general property risks worldwide.”
Palathinkal, who is currently based in Dubai, has more than a decade of experience with construction, energy and engineered risks and is also trained as a chemical engineer. He joined BHSI in 2018 as Head of Energy & Construction.
Carlos, who will be based in Singapore, has more than two decades of industry experience, came to BHSI in 2018 as Head of General Property for the Middle East.
This comes after BHSI announced the appointments of three national product line leaders to its newly established office in Manchester, UK.