GREENWICH, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE: WRB) today announced the appointments of James B. Gilbert as executive vice president – enterprise technology and Nelson Tavares as executive vice president with oversight responsibility for certain of the Company’s operating units. The appointments are effective immediately.
Mr. Gilbert has served as executive vice president with oversight responsibility for certain of the Company’s operating units since 2018. He joined W. R. Berkley Corporation in 2006 as BerkleyNet’s senior vice president of actuarial and operations and was named president of the operating unit in 2014. Mr. Gilbert has nearly 30 years of experience in the property casualty insurance industry and is a graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in statistics.
Mr. Tavares joined the Company in 2011 as senior vice president – claims. He has over 30 years of experience in property and casualty insurance, with a particular emphasis on complex casualty claims. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and multinational corporate studies from Upsala College.
Commenting on the appointments, W. Robert Berkley, Jr., president and chief executive officer of W. R. Berkley Corporation, said, “Jim and Nelson have both made significant contributions to the long-term success of our organization. Jim is particularly experienced in the application of technology to business needs, whereas Nelson’s management expertise will bring a valuable perspective to our underwriting operations. We expect that the individual skill sets they bring to their new roles will allow them to have an even greater impact on the Company’s future.”
Founded in 1967, W. R. Berkley Corporation is an insurance holding company that is among the largest commercial lines writers in the United States and operates worldwide in two segments of the property casualty insurance business: Insurance and Reinsurance & Monoline Excess. For further information about W. R. Berkley Corporation, please visit www.berkley.com.