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W. R. Berkley announces executive hires

19th January 2017 - Author: Luke Gallin

Insurance and reinsurance holding company W. R. Berkley Corporation has announced a number of executive appointments, including Melissa M. Emmendorfer as Senior Vice President (SVP), Underwriting.

Prior to her appointment Emmendorfer served as Vice President (VP), insurance risk management at the firm, after joining its reinsurance unit, Berkley Re America as a SVP in 2009. Emmendorfer brings more than 25 years of industry experience to the role.

The company has also announced that Mir Mazhar, a highly experienced technology expert with 20 years of industry experience, has been appointed SVP, Chief Project Officer.

In addition W. R. Berkley has announced the appointment of Jonathan A. Schriber as SVP, Underwriting. Schriber has been with the company for a decade and most recently held the position of Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) of the firm’s reinsurance division.

Schriber has more than 20 years of property and casualty re/insurance industry experience, and while at Berkley Re also served as executive vice president and chief administrative officer, and was named its President in 2008, and its Chairman in 2015.

All of the appointments are effective immediately.

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