HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IFG Companies (www.ifgcompanies.com) is pleased to announce that Behram M. Dinshaw has accepted the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of IFG Companies, reporting to Robert D. Linton, Chairman of the International Financial Group Inc. ("IFG"). Mr. Dinshaw, who most recently served as Executive Vice President and President of Global Small Commercial and Middle Market Business Centers at the Travelers Insurance Company, will be located in Hartford, Connecticut. Behram will be replacing Christopher M. Lewis who will be joining the IFG Board of Directors and will continue as a Director of IFG Companies. Mr. Lewis will be assisting in an effective transition both through his role on the IFG Board of Directors and as an advisor to IFG Companies.
"Over the past 7 years, IFG Companies has executed a significant transformation, with key investments in technology and talent, that have enabled the company to generate a strong track record of profitable growth", said Robert D. Linton, Chairman of IFG Companies' parent, International Financial Group, Inc. "With his broad expertise in insurance, finance, actuarial science and analytics, Behram is uniquely positioned to lead IFG Companies in the next stage of our journey."
Prior to being President of Global Small Commercial and Middle Market Business Centers at the Travelers Insurance Company, Mr. Dinshaw served in a variety of roles of increasing responsibility at the Travelers, including (in reverse order) Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Personal Lines; Senior Vice President of Product Management, Actuarial & Analytics and Field Sales for Personal Lines; Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary, Personal Lines and Vice President of Product Management, Personal Lines. Behram started his career at Allstate Insurance Company where he served in a number of Product, Pricing and Field Management roles. Behram received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with a major in Actuarial Science from Drake University in 1991. He is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (FCAS).
Founded in 1985, IFG Companies is one of the largest privately held insurance groups in the United States. IFG Companies provides property–casualty insurance on both a non-admitted basis and an admitted basis throughout America. IFG Companies has two principal underwriting groups, the Bind Division and the Brokerage Division. Bind provides general liability, garage liability and property coverages through select contracted producers. Brokerage focuses primarily on mid-sized or more complex accounts and includes the Primary Casualty, Excess/Umbrella Liability and Property underwriting units. Coverages are underwritten by IFG's affiliated insurers: The Burlington Insurance Company, First Financial Insurance Company, Alamance Insurance Company and Guilford Insurance Company. All hold a financial strength rating of A (Excellent) from A. M. Best Company.