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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.

Mr. Tizzio received a B.A. degree in finance and sociology from Adelphi University. He serves on the board of governors for Maguire Academy of Risk Management at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and the Maurice R. Greenberg School of Risk Management at St. John’s University in New York.

He is on the boards of trustees for the Monmouth Medical Center, the Visiting Nurse Association, and the Post Graduate Center for Mental Health. Mr. Tizzio is also a longstanding board member of the Freedom House, an organization committed to helping people with addiction, and a founder of Feed Belly Farm, which helps to provide food to people in need.

Mark Gregory

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.

Mike McKenna

Head of North America

Mike McKenna joined AXIS Capital in May 2023 as Head of North America for the Company’s Specialty Insurance business. Prior to joining AXIS, Mr. McKenna held Chief Underwriting Officer roles with Falvey Insurance Group, The Hartford (Global Specialty Division), and Navigators (U.S. Insurance Segment), and served as SVP of the Specialty Reinsurance Division at Aon Benfield.