BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (BHSI) today announced that it has begun underwriting Marine Insurance in Australia and New Zealand, and appointed Dimitry Zilberud, Head of Marine, and Mark Dixon, Marine Manager.
Through its local offices in Auckland, Sydney and Melbourne, BHSI now offers Marine Cargo (Ocean and Inland), Cargo Stock Throughput (STP), Carrier Goods in Transit, Carriers Liability and Marine Project Cargo coverages.
“We are taking a flexible approach to marine risks, and are pleased to have Dimitry and Mark aboard to provide tailored solutions for customers and brokers navigating these exposures,” said Chris Colahan, President, Australasia Region, BHSI.
Dimitry has nearly two decades of marine underwriting experience. Dimitry was most recently the Marine Underwriting Manager, Australasia at HDI-Gerling. Before that, he served as Marine Underwriting Manager, NSW/QLD, for ACE Insurance and was the Business Development Manager at WE COX London UK.
Mark was most recently Northern Region Marine Underwriting Manager and Senior Marine Underwriter, at HDI-Gerling. Mark has also held various Marine and Distribution positions for both Brokers and Insurers, and a graduate of the Royal Australian Naval College (RANC).
Both Dimitry and Mark are based in BHSI’s office in Sydney.
The addition of marine coverage further rounds out BHSI’s offerings in Australasia. The company recently launched property, casualty, executive & professional and healthcare lines in Australia, as well as property, casualty and financial lines in New Zealand.
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (www.bhspecialty.com) provides commercial property, casualty, healthcare professional liability, executive and professional lines, surety, travel, programs, and homeowners insurance. It underwrites on the paper of Berkshire Hathaway's National Indemnity group of insurance companies, which hold financial strength ratings of A++ from AM Best and AA+ from Standard & Poor's. Based in Boston, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance has offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, San Ramon, Stevens Point, Auckland, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Singapore, Sydney and Toronto.
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