AXIS Re, the reinsurance business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings, has announced the appointment of Gino Smith as head of property for EMEA LatAm, effective in November. In his new role, Smith will oversee AXIS Re’s property treaty reinsurance business in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He will be based in Zurich and will report to Andy Hottinger, president of EMEA LatAm.
“Gino is a talented underwriter with a diverse professional background and underwriting experience that spans multiple geographies, including Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States,” Hottinger said. “He is well-respected by his peers and brings leadership and people skills that will benefit our EMEA LatAm property reinsurance team and our clients.”
Smith will join AXIS Re after 19 years in various underwriting roles at AXA XL Re. Most recently, he served as head of property retro for International Re and chief underwriting officer of XL Re Europe SE. He has also served as chief underwriting officer for XL Re Latin America and in progressively senior underwriting roles for XL Re in Argentina, Colombia, Mexico and Bermuda.