MS Amlin AG (MS AAG), MS Amlin’s reinsurance company operations, has announced its entry into the agriculture reinsurance market with the hire of Rinat Bektleuov as Product Group Lead Underwriter.
The agriculture reinsurance offering will be available globally and coverage includes five core products, namely crop insurance, livestock insurance, aquacultural insurance, forestry and weather index products.
Bektleuov joins MS AAG from PartnerRe, where he specialised in agriculture (re)insurance over the course of almost 20 years at the business.
For the past five years, he held the position of Head Agriculture Worldwide and was responsible for developing and leading agriculture business lines, managing multiple global teams.
Based in Zurich Bektleuov joined the business in August 2021 and reports directly to Charles Goldie, Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO).
“The launch of the new agriculture reinsurance offering is an important milestone for MS AAG which demonstrates progress in, and commitment to, our diversification and growth strategy,” said Goldie.
“Operating alongside our sister company, MS Amlin Underwriting Limited, I am confident that our entry to the agriculture market will provide clients with excellent additional reinsurance solutions, and further strengthen MS Amlin’s overall agriculture portfolio,” he continued.
“I look forward to working closely with Rinat as we utilize his deep sector expertise and experience developing global business lines, as we continue to focus on executing our business strategy, building a global, full-service and diversified reinsurance business to serve our clients’ growing needs.”