PartnerRe names chief risk and actuarial officer

New hire brings over 20 years’ experience to succeed retiring veteran officer

PartnerRe names chief risk and actuarial officer

Insurance News

By Gabriel Olano

PartnerRe, a global reinsurer headquartered in Bermuda, has appointed Turab Hussain as chief risk and actuarial officer, effective December 04.

Based in the insurer’s office in Stamford, Connecticut, Hussain will have executive responsibility for risk management, capital modelling, and reserving.

With more than 20 years’ experience in insurance and reinsurance, Hussain joins PartnerRe from Hartford Financial Services Group, where he had been chief insurance risk officer since 2014. He has held several senior actuarial and underwriting roles with Hartford Financial, Arch Insurance Group, and American Reinsurance.

Hussain succeeds Marvin Pestcoe who will retire in 2018 after a transition period. Pestcoe joined PartnerRe in 2001 and held several positions in the firm, including CEO life & health, chief investment officer, and head of strategic ventures. He retired in 2014 but rejoined the company in 2015.

“I am delighted to welcome a risk and actuarial professional with Turab’s technical background and experience to PartnerRe,” commented PartnerRe president and CEO Emmanuel Clarke. “This position represents functions that play an important role in both our business and strategic decision-making. Turab’s experience in leading teams of actuaries and risk professionals as well as multi-disciplinary teams across segments and business lines, make him an excellent fit for this role.”

Clarke added: “I am grateful to Marvin for returning to the company… As chief risk and actuarial officer, Marvin has also strengthened our risk, capital and reserving teams and processes, ensuring they are well positioned for a new executive leader to build upon.”

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