Everest Re Group, Ltd. has hired Matt Kelly to lead its international casualty facultative reinsurance unit, a role that will see him responsible for worldwide Casualty facultative underwriting, outside of the U.S. and Canada.
Kelly will be based in Miami in his new role as Vice President and Head of the Reinsurance Division’s International Casualty Facultative.
Most recently Kelly was Regional Head of Casualty and Specialty Casualty with Hiscox and has 20 years of industry experience. Previously, he held roles leading Casualty and Specialty Casualty underwriting operations for carriers such as Berkley LatAm, GE Emloyers Re, VK Underwriter and Mexbrit, across Latin America and the Caribbean, with experience working in Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Argentina.
Ron Diaz, Executive Vice President and Head of International at Everest Re, commented on the hire; “We are excited to have someone with Matt’s background joining us in this role. His skills and extensive experience are a welcome addition to the team.
“Our International facultative operation continues to improve and expand. We look forward to Matt’s contributions in servicing our client needs in the facultative space.”
John Doucette, President and CEO of the Reinsurance Division at Everest Re, added; “We are pleased to have a leader of Matt’s caliber join the reinsurance division. His addition underlines our commitment to the Facultative Reinsurance Market.”