AXIS Capital Holdings has announced the appointment of Lizabeth Zlatkus to its board of directors, effective March 15. Zlatkus previously held several senior management positions at The Hartford Financial Services Group.
“Liz is an exceptional leader who brings experience building and leading profitable insurance organizations, both in the US and internationally,” said Michael A. Butt, AXIS Capital board chairman. “As we further transform our business to advance our vision of being a leading specialty insurer and global reinsurer, Liz’s deep industry knowledge, paired with her successful organisational leadership track record, will be instrumental to the company’s long-term success.”
Zlatkus, a 28-year industry veteran, will serve as a member of AXIS Capital’s Audit and Finance Committees. Her appointment brings the size of the company’s board to 12 members, 10 of whom are independent directors.
“I am pleased to join AXIS Capital’s board of directors at this exciting time of change and innovation within the organisation and in the global reinsurance industry,” Zlatkus said. “The transformation already underway at AXIS is impressive, and I look forward to working with the board to help the company capitalise on the tremendous opportunity ahead.”