HAMILTON, Bermuda--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: AGII), an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products, announced today that Kurt Elia has joined the company as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. Mr. Elia will report to Argo Group President and Chief Executive Officer Mark E. Watson III.
“Attracting, developing and retaining top talent is central to everything we do at Argo,” said Mr. Watson. “Kurt’s expertise in this area and his experience leading global human resources functions will greatly support our strategic objectives. We’re very excited to have him join our executive team.”
Previously, Mr. Elia led the global human resources function at Endurance Specialty after serving in senior human resources positions at Citigroup, Capital One and IBM. Mr. Elia earned a degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University. He is also certified by Columbia University as an executive coach.
About Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd.
Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: AGII) is an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in the property and casualty market. Through its operating subsidiaries, Argo Group offers a full line of products and services designed to meet the unique coverage and claims handling needs of businesses in four primary segments: Excess & Surplus Lines, Commercial Specialty, International Specialty and Syndicate 1200. Argo Group’s worldwide insurance subsidiaries are rated ‘A’ (Excellent) by A.M. Best and its U.S. insurance subsidiaries are rated ‘A-’ (Strong) by Standard & Poor’s. For more information, visit www.argolimited.com.