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  • ABIR Officers Elected for 2017-2018 Term – O’Donnell Named Chair

    Press Releases | 12.06.2016

    ABIR Press Release
    For Immediate Release
    Contact: Brad Kading | Bradley.Kading@abir.bm | @abir_bermuda

    ABIR Officers Elected for 2017-2018 Term – O’Donnell Named Chair

    Hamilton, Bermuda (December 6, 2016) – Kevin O’Donnell, President and CEO of RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. has been elected chair of the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers (ABIR) for a two-year term beginning January 1, 2017.

    O’Donnell succeeds XL Catlin Executive Deputy Chairman Stephen Catlin who completes his two-year term December 31, 2016.

    Elected as First Deputy Chair was Brian Duperreault, Chairman and CEO of Hamilton Insurance Group and Albert Benchimol, President and CEO of Axis Capital Holdings Ltd. was elected Second Deputy Chair.

    Brad Kading, ABIR President and Executive Director, thanked Mr. Catlin for his leadership. “Stephen brought a tremendous depth of knowledge to this position and was instrumental in leading ABIR discussions with UK and EU political leaders. He helped the membership navigate successfully down the Solvency 2 equivalence path. The members are extremely grateful for his service,” Kading said.

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    PHOTO (left to right): The ABIR Board elected officers for the January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2018 term. Albert Benchimol elected Second Deputy Chair; Kevin O’Donnell elected Chair; and outgoing Chair Stephen Catlin. Not pictured: Brian Duperreault, elected First Deputy Chair.

    About ABIR: ABIR represents the public-policy interests of Bermuda’s international property and casualty insurers and reinsurers that protect consumers around the world. With headquarters and operations in Bermuda and with operating subsidiaries in the United States and Europe, these carriers do business in more than 150 countries. ABIR members employ nearly 44,500 people around the globe, including more than 19,000 employees in the US, over 1,500 in Bermuda, more than 9,800 in Europe, and nearly 8,200 in Asia and Oceana.