BHSI reveals new global risk control officer

Engineering vet comes to the role with more than 25 years of engineering experience

BHSI reveals new global risk control officer

Insurance News

By Kenneth Araullo

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has announced the promotion of Jean-Francois Leandri as the firm’s new global risk control officer.

In this new role, Leandri will be part of BHSI’s chief underwriting office, where he will report to chief underwriting officer for property and marine Dean LaPierre.

According to his LinkedIn, Leandri joined BHSI in 2020 as a risk engineering manager based in France. Prior to this, he spent more than 20 years with Global Risk Consultants and has a career spanning more than 25 years of engineering experience.

“Our risk engineering expertise is integral to our ability to provide superior technical risk underwriting to our customers,” LaPierre said. “Jean-Francois’ leadership will ensure a consistent level of excellence in the risk control function that is foundational to our sustainable, long-term underwriting, worldwide.”

Earlier this year, parent company Berkshire Hathaway’s earnings for the past year reflected a big hit for its insurance businesses.

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