Markel Corporation announced that David Kalainoff, president and chief underwriting officer – Casualty of Markel’s Global Reinsurance (Markel Re) division, is retiring effective June 1, 2015.
Jed Rhoads, presently Markel Re’s president and chief underwriting officer – Property, will assume responsibility for leading the division in June 2015. Both were previously employed by Alterra Capital Holdings, which was acquired by Markel in May 2013.
Prior to joining Markel, Kalainoff served as president and chief underwriting officer – U.S. Reinsurance for Alterra. He also held senior underwriting positions at Transatlantic Reinsurance Company, Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company and Continental Insurance Company.
Rhoads has more than 30 years of property and casualty treaty reinsurance experience, serving as an underwriter, broker, and executive in the US and Bermuda. His title at Alterra was president and chief underwriting officer – Bermuda Reinsurance.
Source: Markel Corporation
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