Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has announced the commencement of underwriting casualty and construction insurance in France with the appointment of two industry veterans to key in-country leadership posts.
Olivier Antiphon has been appointed head of construction, while Anne-Sophie Bonifay has been named head of casualty.
Antiphon comes to his role with three decades of experience in construction underwriting and engineering. For the past 12 years, he was construction & engineering underwriting manager at XL Insurance Company SE in Paris. Prior to that, he was engineering underwriting manager at Gerling in Paris.
Meanwhile, Bonifay has 25 years of experience spanning both middle market and large account casualty underwriting. She served as casualty underwriting manager, middle market, at XL Insurance Company Limited, and most recently was casualty underwriting manager, middle market, at AXA XL in Paris.
“We are pleased to continue to round out our capabilities in France as we welcome Olivier and Anne-Sophie to lead our entry into the local construction and casualty markets,” said François-Xavier d’Huart, country manager, France at BHSI. “Their expertise, coupled with BHSI’s financial strength and commitment to claims handling excellence, will serve our customers and brokers well for years to come.”