AXIS Capital Holdings, parent firm of Axis Re, has appointed Marcus Pollak as head of its product centre, based in Zurich, Switzerland.
In the newly-created role, Pollak will lead underwriting process and portfolio management activities for AXIS Re, and will report to Megan Thomas, chief underwriting officer of AXIS Re.
“Marcus’s appointment as head of our newly created product centre is an important step towards establishing a modern and sophisticated approach to underwriting and portfolio management,” said Thomas. “A proven leader with deep reinsurance underwriting and portfolio management expertise, Marcus is extremely well positioned to support the execution of AXIS Re’s goals and will be a valuable member of the reinsurance products team.”
Pollak joins AXIS Re after he spent 17 years at Partner Re, where he was most recently head of analysis & reporting, as well as part of its senior management team. Prior to that, he was chief operating officer for specialty lines and head of credit and surety.