Everest Re makes big name appointment with former Chubb exec

Seasoned veteran to lead “all aspects of underwriting excellence”

Everest Re makes big name appointment with former Chubb exec

Insurance News

By Lyle Adriano

Everest Re Group has appointed Mike Harnett as vice-president, deputy chief underwriting officer for its North American insurance business.

Harnett joins Everest after a 13-year career with Chubb, where he was most recently the senior vice-president of corporate underwriting.

In his new role with Everest Insurance North America, Harnett will “help drive all aspects of underwriting excellence, including the development of policies and procedures, underwriting strategy, product development and governance,” a release said.

“The addition of a seasoned veteran like Mike Harnett furthers our mission of building a world class, diversified specialty underwriting organisation,” commented Everest Insurance North America chief underwriting officer Mike Mulray. “Mike [Harnett] brings to our team over 30 years of underwriting discipline and expertise that will help propel our continued pursuit of market leading profitable growth.”

“I am thrilled to welcome Mike to Everest. I’ve known Mike for many years, and had the pleasure of working closely with him in the past. I have the utmost confidence that he will contribute significantly to the success and development of our growing specialty insurance operation,” added Everest Insurance North America president Jonathan Zaffino.

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