Berkshire Hathaway makes host of appointments for Dubai hub

Firm has been actively recruiting talent to build its team since opening in February

Berkshire Hathaway makes host of appointments for Dubai hub

Insurance News

By Gabriel Olano

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (BHSI) has expanded its leadership team in Dubai with the appointment of executives to fill key product line and service posts.

According to Marc Breuil, BHSI’s president for Asia and the Middle East, the firm has been working on assembling a strong and dynamic team since it commenced its operations in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) in February.

The following have recently joined BHSI in Dubai:

  • Aisling Malone, head of executive and professional lines. Malone was previously head of professional liability cyber for MENA and senior underwriter at AIG MEA Ltd. She is joined by Joe Saab, senior underwriter.
  • Emir Erdur, head of casualty. He was previously casualty leader and regional underwriter of casualty for the MEA region at QBE Insurance (Europe) Limited. Erdur is joined by Mohammed Hannoun, senior underwriting manager.
  • Carlos Beltran, head of commercial property. Carlos was previously regional vice president for P&C underwriting at Chubb Latin America.
  • Meenakshi Srinath, head of marine. Before joining BHSI, Srinath was head of marine (Gulf and KSA) at AXA Insurance Gulf.
  • Kapil Palathinkal, head of energy and construction. Palathinkal was most recently the energy & engineered risk manager for the Arabian hub at AIG. He is joined by Anuradha Sekar, senior underwriter.
  • Pruthviraj More, senior risk engineer. More joins BHSI from Allianz Global Corporate Specialty where he was a property loss control engineer.
  • John Lewis, head of claims. He was previously head of claims at Zurich Insurance DIFC Dubai.

“Our new teammates in Dubai embody the excellent capabilities and strong character that is so valued by BHSI and by our customers,” said Alessandro Cerase, senior executive officer of BHSI Middle East. “They will lead our efforts to bring BHSI’s long-term focus, multi-line underwriting and service excellence to customers throughout the Middle East. We are pleased to welcome them aboard.”


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