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Holborn adds Gen Re’s Berto Sciolla as Chief Production Officer

13th February 2019 - Author: Matt Sheehan

U.S. domiciled independent reinsurance brokerage Holborn Corporation has announced the appointment of Berto Sciolla as Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Production Officer, effective immediately.

berto-sciollaSciolla has more than 30 years’ experience in the reinsurance industry and joins Holborn from General Reinsurance Corporation (Gen Re), where he has held a variety of domestic and international leadership roles since 1984.

He most recently served as EVP and Regional Manager of Gen Re’s North American Treaty Mutual Practice, and has helped the company develop strategies for business development, multi-channel distribution, diversification, M&A, integration, brand management, as well as customer service.

In his new role, Sciolla will be responsible for enhancing Holborn’s existing client relationships through the coaching of client service teams, talent development, and performance management.

He will operate across Holborn’s three offices in New York City, Minneapolis and Kansas City, and will be based in New York.

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Frank Harrison, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Holborn, commented: “At the core of Holborn’s success for nearly 100 years has been our steadfast commitment to client service, and as we embark on our centennial, we are pleased to have Berto join our senior management team.”

“His knowledge of the industry and proven track record in cultivating and maintaining client relationships makes him an ideal fit for our firm,” Harrison continued.

“Berto will play a critical role in developing the next generation of talent at Holborn as we continue to provide service excellence for our clients.”

During his career, Sciolla has also served General Manager of General Re Underwriting Services (Underwriting Manager for Tempest Re), Gen Re’s Global Property Facultative Regional Manager, Managing Director of General Reinsurance UK and Executive Vice President of Gen Re.

Additionally, he has served on the General Reinsurance Corporation Risk Committee since 2008.

“Holborn has a solid reputation for its dedication to clients and I am excited to take on this role,” said Sciolla. “Holborn is a thriving firm with a distinct offering and rich history, and we are energized by the tremendous growth potential for us within our industry.”

“I look forward to working alongside the senior leadership team and all of our colleagues to seize market opportunities based on our sophisticated analytics and highly personalized client service,” he added.

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