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Everest Re names Jonathan M. Zaffino as president of North America Insurance Division


March 30, 2016   by Canadian Underwriter


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Everest Re Group, Ltd. announced on Wednesday that it has named Jonathan M. Zaffino as president of its North America Insurance Division, effective April 1.

Zaffino joined Hamilton, Bermuda-based Everest Re in 2015 as president of Everest National / U.S. Insurance Operations, the insurance carrier reported in a press release. In his expanded role, Zaffino will assume oversight of the company’s Canadian Insurance Operation, which has been realigned with the United States into a North American region, ensuring a continued alliance with businesses that share many client, product and distribution relationships, the release said.

Zaffino will also assume oversight of the Accident & Health and Insurance Claims operations.

Dominic J. Addesso, president and chief executive officer of Everest Re said that Zaffino “continues to be instrumental to the success of our organization. I am confident in his ability to lead our North America Insurance Division and look forward to working with him in his expanded role.”

Prior to joining Everest Re, Zaffino was managing director of Marsh’s U.S. Casualty Practice from 2010 to 2013. He brings a diverse background, with a 20-year career that includes casualty and specialty underwriting and brokerage experience.

Everest Re, which owns Toronto-based Everest Insurance Company of Canada, writes both primary insurance and resinurance. In Canada, the company provides insurance for sports and leisure companies, construction, manufacturing and wholesale. Its coverages include environmental, directors’ and officers’ liability, professional liability and employment practices liability, among others.

Everest Re announced in September, 2015 that it plans to operate in the Lloyd’s market, with the creation of Everest Syndicate 2786.