Markel Corporation has announced that Guenter Kryszon will be joining the company as Executive Underwriting Officer for Global Property, effective 13 May 2019.
Kryszon most recently served as Head of Retail Property at American International Group (AIG).
He has spent the previous five years at AIG, moving through several senior roles, including Head of Large Limits & Terrorism, Property & Special Risks Executive, and Regional Property Executive.
In his new role, Kryszon will work with the insurance and reinsurance divisions at Markel, as well as partnering with the Nephila and State National teams on corporate initiatives to enhance the company property and other first-party portfolios.
He will also work closely with the Markel teams on issues and initiatives including climate change, capacity, growth, portfolio optimisation, and overall results oversight.
Kryszon will be based out of Markel’s headquarters in Richmond, Virginia, and will report to Chief Underwriting Officer Robin Russo.
“We are pleased and proud to be welcoming Guenter to our team,” said Russo. “Attracting top industry talent is one of our continuing objectives at Markel, and Guenter brings a wealth of experience and credibility to our team.”
“His remit includes first-party property across the organization, across the globe, and across distribution channels,” he added.