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Vincent C. Tizzio
President and CEO
Vincent C. Tizzio was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of AXIS Capital in May of 2023. He joined AXIS in January 2022 as Senior Advisor – Insurance Market Strategy and was appointed CEO Specialty Insurance and Reinsurance in June 2022. Prior to joining AXIS, Mr. Tizzio served as Executive Vice President and Head of Global Specialty at The Hartford where he led a multi-billion dollar business focused on delivering a broad array of specialty products through wholesale and retail channels. Previously, he had served for 7 years as President and CEO of Navigators Management Company, leading the organization until its acquisition by The Hartford in 2019. Prior to that, Mr. Tizzio worked at Zurich Financial Services and AIG, serving in progressive senior leadership roles within both companies.
Head of Global Markets
Mark Gregory is Head of Global Markets for the Company’s Specialty Insurance business. Prior to that and since joining Axis in 2010, Mr. Gregory served as Chief Executive Officer for AXIS Insurance's International Division, responsible for all Insurance activities in London, Brussels and Singapore. In 2017, Mr. Gregory led the launch of AXIS Managing Agency Limited as its CEO. This firm manages all the activities of AXIS Syndicate 1686 at Lloyd's of London. Following the acquisition of Novae in the same year, he oversaw the successful union of the AXIS and Novae as CEO of the newly merged business. Prior to joining AXIS, Mr. Gregory spent 15 years at Marsh where he was CEO of Marsh Global Markets International (2004) and was the Founding CEO of Bowring Marsh (2008). He was an Executive Director on the Board of Marsh U.K. Limited. He served on the Board of the International Underwriters Association (IUA) between 2015 and 2019 and currently serves on the Board of the Lloyd’s Market Association (LMA). He began his career in 1980 as a broker.
AXIS Wholesale CEO
Carlton Maner is Chief Executive Officer of AXIS Wholesale. Prior to that, he served as CEO U.S. Insurance Division and Global Property Practice Leader. Previously, Mr. Maner served as President of AXIS Insurance Specialty Lines Division responsible for Property, Casualty and Marine underwriting on a global basis. He joined AXIS in 2002 as Executive Vice President of E&S Property. Before that, Mr. Maner was Senior Vice President of Westchester Specialty Division of ACE USA where he managed the Property underwriting portfolio and catastrophe management division. Mr. Maner launched his career at St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company.
John Van Decker
Head of Global Financial Lines and U.S. Retail
John Van Decker is Head of Global Financial Lines and U.S. Retail for the Company’s Specialty Insurance business. Previously, he served as President North American Professional Lines and Global Professional Lines Practice Leader, managing teams throughout the U.S., London, Bermuda and Canada. Mr. Van Decker joined AXIS in December 2011 as Executive Vice President and Head of North American Professional Lines. He has more than 35 years of experience across Professional Lines, ranging from establishing new platforms to managing global business units. Prior to AXIS, he held senior positions at Catlin, CNA PRO, and AIG.
Global Head of Insurance Distribution
Edward "Ed" Ashby is Global Head of Insurance Distribution. Mr. Ashby manages distribution and business development across the global platform, working collaboratively with all business units to build strategic relationships with the Company’s largest trading partners. He joined AXIS Insurance as Head of U.S. Distribution in February 2014. Prior to AXIS, Mr. Ashby spent almost 9 years at QBE as Head of Global Distribution – North America (2010–2014) and Head of Credit and Surety (2005–2010).
Executive Vice President and Global Head of Accident & Health, AXIS Insurance
James Hamilton is Global Head of Accident and Health at AXIS Insurance, a role he has held since August 2018. James initially joined AXIS in March 2010 as Chief Executive Officer of Accident & Health Insurance for North America. He built AXIS' A&H insurance proposition from the ground up, using both traditional and emerging InsurTech-enabled distribution channels. Before AXIS, James was a Senior Vice President at Chubb (1999–2010) and led its North American Accident, Benefits and Life division. Prior to this, James held increasingly senior roles at CNA Insurance (1989–1999), culminating in his position as Vice President and leader of CNA Group Benefits.
Head of Global Credit, AXIS Re
Based in London, Michael Silas is Head of Global Credit for AXIS Re. Prior to his current role, Mr. Silas served as an Executive Vice President and Head of Capital Risk Solutions for AXIS Insurance from 2017 until 2022. Mr. Silas led the Company’s proposition for commercial banks, multilateral agencies, and export credit agencies, with a focus on loan non-payment coverage of project finance, aircraft finance and structured credit. Mr. Silas previously served as Senior Vice President, Credit and Political Risk – a role he rose to in 2012, after joining the Company as a Credit and Political Risk Underwriter in 2007. Prior to AXIS, Mr. Silas spent 13 years with Willis Towers Watson in New York, Singapore, London and Amsterdam, rising to Senior Vice President, specializing in Credit and Political Risk brokering for financial institutions. Mr. Silas holds a AB degree from Princeton University.
Deputy Chief Pricing Actuary
Usman Malik is the Deputy Chief Pricing Actuary for AXIS Insurance. He leads the Pricing and Catastrophe Modelling across the segment and represents the Pricing function as a member of the Insurance Management Team. Previously, Usman served as Head of Property Pricing for AXIS Insurance. He first joined AXIS in April of 2012 as Vice President, Risk Management Actuary. Prior to AXIS, Usman was the Chief Actuary for Kuwait Reinsurance from 2010-2012. Usman began his career in 2006 as a Consulting Actuary for Willis Towers Watson.
Vincent C. Tizzio
President and CEO
Head of Global Markets
Head of North America
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