James River appoints Everest’s Hoffmann as CUO
Bermuda-based James River has appointed Mike Hoffman to the newly created role of group chief underwriting officer.
Hoffmann will lead a team with responsibility for underwriting, enterprise risk and ceded reinsurance strategy across James River, reporting to CEO Frank D’Orazio.
He joins the company from Everest, where he was head of risk and ceded Re.
Prior to Everest, he spent 15 years with Allied World Assurance, where he most recently served as global insurance CUO.
Before Allied World, he spent 14 years with Chubb in a variety of roles in the US and Bermuda.
D’Orazio said: “It is very exciting to welcome Mike to James River. With over 30 years of deep property and casualty underwriting and risk expertise, he is the right person to lead this key function. I am looking forward to working with him again.”