PEMBROKE, Bermuda--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AXIS Re, the reinsurance business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited ("AXIS Capital") (NYSE:AXS), today announced the promotion of Michael Leahey to Head of Agriculture Reinsurance, effective July 1. In this role, Mr. Leahey will be responsible for setting the strategy, optimizing our portfolio and leading the underwriting of AXIS Re’s agriculture business. He will continue to be based in Zurich and will report to Ann Haugh, President Global Markets for AXIS Re.
“Michael brings considerable underwriting experience to this role and has a proven track record of success,” said Ms. Haugh. “I am excited for the potential of our agriculture reinsurance business under Michael’s leadership, and congratulate him for this well-deserved promotion.”
Mr. Leahey has worked at AXIS Re since 2017, most recently as a Senior Property Underwriter. From August 2019 to January 2020, he was Interim Head of Property EMEA LatAm. Prior to his work at AXIS, Mr. Leahey held various senior underwriting property and casualty positions in the industry.
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