Bermuda-based reinsurance company, RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd., has announced that from January 1st, 2021, Shannon Lowry Bender will assume the role of Senior Vice President (SVP), Group General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.
Bender takes over from Stephen Weinstein, Executive Vice President (EVP), Group General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer, who is to leave the reinsurer at the end of the year and will continue to serve as an advisor for 12 months.
“I appreciate Steve’s significant contributions over nearly two decades with RenaissanceRe. He has served as a trusted advisor to our company as we have expanded our global platforms and diversified our business.
“In addition to his many accomplishments as Group General Counsel, Steve has also advanced our industry’s leadership in natural disaster risk mitigation, especially related to climate change. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors,” said Kevin O’Donnell, RenRe’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Bender will be based in the firm’s Bermuda headquarters, pending immigration approval. She brings more than 25 years of experience in corporate law, governance and mergers & acquisitions. She joins RenRe from CIT, a publicly listed financial and bank holding company, where she served as SVP and Chief Corporate Counsel. Previously, she served as a Partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP in New York.
Commenting on her appointment, O’Donnell said: “I am delighted to welcome Shannon to our global leadership team. She joins us at an exciting time, and I look forward to the external perspective and deep experience that she will bring as we execute our strategy into a strong market.”