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OdysseyRe names Christopher Shafer as Head of North American Cyber Underwriting

25th May 2023 - Author: Akankshita Mukhopadhyay

Odyssey Reinsurance Company (OdysseyRe) has announced the appointment of Christopher Shafer as the Vice President and Head of North American Cyber Underwriting.

Shafer will be responsible for assisting the company’s business partners in effectively addressing cyber risk, both on a facultative and treaty basis.

Brian Quinn, OdysseyRe’s North American CEO, expressed his enthusiasm regarding Shafer’s appointment, stating, “We’re thrilled to have Chris on board to lead our cyber liability offering. He possesses exceptional scope and depth of cyber knowledge that will undoubtedly benefit our efforts in a market which continues to mature and develop at an accelerated pace.”

Prior to joining OdysseyRe, Shafer spent a decade at Guy Carpenter, a leading global risk and reinsurance specialist, where he served as Vice President.

He has also held roles as an Actuarial Analyst and Treaty Broker during his tenure.

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Shafer initiated his career in the insurance industry at Munich Re in 2010, where he gained valuable experience.

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