New chief operating officer for AXIS Insurance

New chief operating officer for AXIS Insurance | Insurance Business New Zealand

New chief operating officer for AXIS Insurance
AXIS Insurance, an AXIS Capital Holdings segment, has announced that it has promoted senior vice-president of business development Robert Hartman to the role of chief operating officer.

Hartman’s promotion takes effect on July 01, 2017; he will assume the role following the recent promotion of former COO Pete Vogt to deputy chief financial officer of AXIS Capital. As COO, Hartman will report to AXIS Insurance CEO Peter Wilson and will be based in New York.

Hartman has nearly 15 years of management experience, spanning strategy, operations and business development. According to a release, he has been a senior leader within AXIS Insurance since joining back in November 2015.

“Rob is a talented and seasoned insurance executive who has a deep background in organizational, operational and financial strategy. During his tenure at AXIS, he has helped guide important strategic initiatives, including playing an integral role in the successful acquisition and integration of specialty aviation insurer and reinsurer Aviabel,” said Wilson. “He is a highly respected leader within our organization and someone who embodies AXIS’ values and culture, including our entrepreneurial mindset and performance-driven approach.”

“AXIS has made significant investments in our operations and infrastructure that will help further position our business for growth in today’s rapidly evolving marketplace. We’re only just beginning to tap into our potential as a leader in global specialty insurance,” said Hartman. “I look forward to continuing to work alongside my AXIS colleagues to further optimize our operations to be market responsive and strengthen strategic relationships with clients, distributors and risk transfer partners.”

Hartman was a former partner at McKinsey & Company before joining AXIS; there, he led the consulting firm’s Pittsburgh office for five years and was a member of the firm’s insurance practice. In his 11 years at McKinsey, he served as counsel to leading P&C insurers. Hartman is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, and served in the US Navy as a Naval Flight Officer from 1994-2002. He earned his MBA from Harvard Business School in 2004.

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