AXIS Re names new North America casualty head

The company elevates industry veteran to the role

AXIS Re names new North America casualty head

Insurance News

By Ryan Smith

AXIS Re, the reinsurance segment of AXIS Capital Holdings, has announced the promotion of Dan Osterrieder to head of AXIS Re Casualty North America. The promotion will take effect August 17.

In his new role, Osterrieder will lead AXIS Re’s casualty unit for North America, including areas such as general liability, auto, umbrella and excess, workers’ compensation, and professional and management liability. He will be based in AXIS Re’s New York region and will report to Jason Busti, AXIS Re North America president.

“As the market evolves and hardens, we are seeing opportunities and challenges in the casualty space,” Busti said. “Assuming this role at an important time in the market, Dan brings a distinctive background in strategy, casualty underwriting and client management. He also brings experience with AXIS Re, having joined us in March 2019 as a strategic account executive for North America. We are excited to see Dan take on this leadership role, and for the opportunities ahead.”

Prior to joining AXIS Re, Osterrieder held a number of underwriting and key account manager roles at companies including AIG, Willis Towers Watson and Swiss Re.

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