PEMBROKE, Bermuda--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AXIS Capital Holdings Limited ("AXIS Capital") (NYSE:AXS) today announced the appointment of Kent Ziegler to the newly created position of Global Corporate Controller. Mr. Ziegler will lead the Company’s Group Reporting, Financial Planning & Analysis and Finance Business Partnering Teams, and will also serve as AXIS Capital’s Principal Accounting Officer. His responsibilities will include oversight of SEC and other external reporting, accounting policy, corporate financial planning and delivering insights and analysis to the Company’s business segments. Mr. Ziegler will report directly to Peter Vogt, AXIS Capital Chief Financial Officer.
“Kent brings great leadership and experience to our team, having served in senior-level roles at respected insurance companies and financial service organizations,” said Mr. Vogt. “His contributions will be integral in helping the Finance department continue to increase the value that we deliver to the Company, as well as to our business units as a strategic partner.”
Mr. Ziegler joins AXIS from Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, GmbH, where he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, with responsibility for all financial matters worldwide and management of the finance team in many different geographic locations. Before joining Allied World in 2013, Mr. Ziegler was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Retail Real Estate for JPMorgan Chase & Company and also served as Senior Vice President and CFO of its Business Banking Division. Prior to that, Mr. Ziegler held various senior roles in the property and casualty insurance industry, where he was responsible for functions in ceded reinsurance, operations, IT, internal audit and finance. He began his career at Ernst & Young.
About AXIS Capital
AXIS Capital, through its operating subsidiaries, is a global provider of specialty lines insurance and treaty reinsurance with shareholders’ equity at June 30, 2018, of $5.3 billion and locations in Bermuda, the United States, Europe, Singapore, Middle East, Canada and Latin America. Its operating subsidiaries have been assigned a rating of "A+" ("Strong") by Standard & Poor's and "A+" ("Superior") by A.M. Best. For more information about AXIS Capital, visit our website at www.axiscapital.com.