Allied World Global Markets Strengthens Onshore Construction Team in Australia

ZUG, Switzerland--()--Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG (NYSE:AWH) announced today that Karsten Buescher has been appointed Assistant Vice President, Onshore Construction, Australia. He will report to Clifford Scott, Vice President and Head of Onshore Construction, Asia-Pacific.

Clifford Scott said: “Karsten’s depth of knowledge and experience gained around the world underlines our ongoing commitment to attracting the brightest and best talent and ensuring that we are able to respond to our clients’ changing needs. His appointment is the latest step in the building out of our Australia office, adding to our strong offering in Onshore Construction in Asia-Pacific.”

Mr. Buescher has almost two decades of professional experience in engineering, underwriting and risk engineering. He has held a variety of senior positions at companies in central Europe, the United States and Australia, including FM Insurance Company Ltd and Munich Re. He holds a Master of Business & Engineering and Bachelor of Engineering in Utilities and Environmental Technologies from the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne, Germany.

About Allied World

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG, through its subsidiaries and brand known as Allied World, is a global provider of innovative property, casualty and specialty insurance and reinsurance solutions. Allied World offers superior client service through a global network of offices and branches. All of Allied World's rated insurance and reinsurance subsidiaries are rated A by A.M. Best Company, A by Standard & Poor's, and A2 by Moody's, and our Lloyd's Syndicate 2232 is rated A+ by Standard & Poor's and AA- by Fitch.

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Contacts

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG
Media:
Faye Cook, +1-441-278-5406
Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Faye.Cook@awac.com
or
Investors:
Giuseppe Montefinese, +1-646-794-0690
Manager, Investor Relations
Giuseppe.Montefinese@awac.com
Website: www.awac.com

Contacts

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG
Media:
Faye Cook, +1-441-278-5406
Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Faye.Cook@awac.com
or
Investors:
Giuseppe Montefinese, +1-646-794-0690
Manager, Investor Relations
Giuseppe.Montefinese@awac.com
Website: www.awac.com