Re/insurance holding company Markel Corporation has announced the appointment of James Proferes as Executive Underwriting Officer for Global Professional Liability.
Proferes joins from Chubb, where he worked for close to three decades across a number of executive roles in the professional lines markets.
Reporting to Executive Vice President and CUO Robin Russo, he will work closely with Markel’s re/insurance divisions on initiatives and issues including systemic risks, growth opportunities, portfolio optimisation, and overall results.
“We are pleased to welcome Jim to Markel. His extensive international insurance experience and strong broker relationships will complement our existing teams well,” said Russo.
“We are confident that Jim’s global professional lines expertise will be a tremendous asset for creating new professional liability opportunities for both Markel and our brokers.”