International insurance group AXIS Capital has named Conrad Brooks as the group’s general counsel. The promotion is internal and will be effective on January 1, 2017.
Currently serving as executive vice president, corporate general counsel, Brooks will report directly to Albert Benchimol, president and CEO of AXIS Capital, and will have a seat at the company’s executive committee. He will be in charge of all legal, compliance and regulatory operations for AXIS offices worldwide.
A former Navy officer, Brooks holds a Juris Doctor from Georgia State University, where he graduated with honors.
“Since joining AXIS a decade ago, Conrad has played a critical role in developing standards of operations for our global compliance and legal practices and, in doing so, has earned the respect and confidence of our board of directors and of our management team,” said Benchimol. “He brings to the general counsel position an extensive understanding of our business, as well as deep expertise in the fields of corporate law, insurance regulation, compliance, underwriting support and litigation as it applies to global insurance and reinsurance. We are very proud to appoint him as a senior leader within our organization."
Brooks will succeed Richard Gleryn Jr., who was AXIS Capital’s General Counsel since April 2006. Gleryn will retire after a 35-year career in law, 14 of which were spent at AXIS.
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