AXIS Re, a subsidiary of AXIS Capital Holdings, has announced the appointment of Megan Thomas (pictured) as its chief underwriting officer. In this capacity, Thomas will be responsible for product and portfolio management within AXIS Re. She will be based in New York and will be part of the reinsurance leadership team, reporting to AXIS Re CEO Steve Arora.
“Megan is a unique leader grounded in industry fundamentals while also forward-looking on the evolving industry and risk landscape,” Arora said. “She is a proven CUO who brings deep underwriting experience across multiple global markets. We are excited to welcome her to the leadership team and confident that she will play an important role as we grow a leadership position in the reinsurance market.”
Prior to joining AXIS Re, Thomas spent 12 years at AIG, where she held multiple CUO positions in the company’s New York and Bermuda offices. She most recently served as AIG’s global CUO of liability lines in New York.
“I’m excited to join AXIS Re during this pivotal time as the business cements a leadership position in the reinsurance space,” Thomas said. “I believe in the vision and capabilities, and I’m looking forward to being part of a strong team and an organisation that shares my passion for both the art and science of underwriting.”