Beazley appoints global head of cyber services

He will play a focal role in its cyber ecosystem

Beazley appoints global head of cyber services


By Ryan Smith

Specialist insurer Beazley has announced the appointment of Raf Sanchez as global head of cyber services. Sanchez (pictured), who currently serves as international manager of Beazley Breach Response Services, will assume his new role on October 01, joining the company’s global cyber and tech management team. He will continue to be based in London.

Sanchez has been integral to the development of Beazley’s breach response services, which are a key element of the Beazley Breach Response (BBR) product launched in 2009.

“We have created the new role of global head of cyber services to further enhance our commitment to underwriting cyber exposure and harnessing data and technology to equip clients with the best possible risk management tools,” said Paul Bantick, global head of cyber and technology at Beazley. “Raf’s unique knowledge and experience of the cyber threat landscape and optimum risk management practices will be invaluable as we develop another layer of protection for businesses grappling with the new, post-COVID cyber risk landscape.

“In his new role, Raf will direct global risk management and incident response functions, playing a pivotal role in Beazley’s cyber ecosystem, with a focus on giving clients the power, autonomy, knowledge and desire to proactively manage their own cyber exposure by investing in and building out their cyber resilience.”

“This is a critical time for cyber risk,” Sanchez said. “With an increasingly distributed workforce, well-funded and innovative adversaries and the challenge of fending off a constant barrage of attacks, there has never been a more important time to help clients to be better prepared to respond. We are moving into an exciting but challenging chapter of our cyber journey.

“Our experience across tens of thousands of incidents of all types and severities and in a multitude of territories means that we can provide unique insights and expertise to our clients. I am excited to be taking on this new global leadership role spearheading this critical unit at a time when our clients need our support more than ever.”

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