2019 year in review
2019 Annual Report
Relentlessly Responsive Means Transferring Our Expertise
Financial strength of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited2019 YE (USD)
“AXIS Re is a global player with a reputation for strong underwriting, expertise and claims service.”
CEO, AXIS Re
CEO, AXIS Reinsurance
Steve Arora joined AXIS in January 2018 as CEO of its reinsurance business. Mr. Arora came to AXIS from Swiss Re where he spent 18 years in a variety of senior positions, most recently as Head of Casualty Reinsurance and as a member of the Reinsurance Executive Committee. He has held positions in New York, Munich, London, Tokyo and Zurich, and his expertise crosses Finance, Risk Management, Underwriting, and General Management. In his most recent role at Swiss Re, Mr. Arora led a 250 person organization that spanned the Company's global network of offices. Previously he served as President and Managing Director of Swiss Re Japan, where he had oversight of the Company's entire Japanese platform. Mr. Arora held multiple positions at GE Insurance Solutions prior to its acquisition by Swiss Re.
President, North America
Jason Busti joined AXIS Re in August 2019 as President of North America. In his role, Jason is a member of the Reinsurance Leadership team and oversees AXIS Re’s North America treaty reinsurance business, which includes the United States, Bermuda and Canadian markets. Prior to joining AXIS Re, Jason spent 22 years at Swiss Re in a variety of roles from underwriting to sales management. Most recently, he was Managing Director and Client Executive, with responsibility for the company's U.S. Globals business.
President, Global Markets
Ann Haugh became President Global Markets, AXIS Re, in November 2018. She oversees AXIS Re Strategic Partners, Specialty Re and the Lloyd's platform. Ann joined AXIS Re from Thomas Miller, where she was Group Chief Operating Officer (COO). Prior, Ann held several senior roles at Aspen Insurance Group, including President, International Insurance; Global COO; Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) and was a member of Aspen's Group Executive Committee. Previously, Ann worked for Zurich, culminating in her role as Group Chief of Staff. While there, she was also CEO, Global Corporate UK and COO for Global Corporate. Before this, Ann worked for Arch Insurance, a division of Arch Capital Group Ltd., as Vice President Emerging Markets and ultimately was CUO & COO, Executive Liability. She began her career as a Financial Lines Underwriter at Zurich U.S. and Great American Insurance Company.
President, EMEA LatAm
Andy Hottinger is President EMEA and LatAm at AXIS Re. Based out of the company's Zurich office, Andy joined AXIS in 2008 as an Engineering Underwriter. He has held a number of underwriting managerial roles within AXIS Re, most recently serving as Head of Property EMEA and, prior to that, Head of Engineering and Property Risk. Prior to AXIS, Andy was an Engineering Underwriter at Scor and Converium. He began his career as a mechanical engineer.
Chief Pricing Actuary
Mark Julian joined AXIS Re in April 2020 as Chief Pricing Actuary. Previously, he spent 10 years in senior actuarial and risk management roles at Tokio Millennium Re. Most recently, he was CEO and Head of Branch at Tokio Millennium Re UK, where he was responsible for the UK reinsurance business. Prior to this, he served as Group Head of Pricing for Tokio Millennium Re, leading a global team of 45 Pricing Actuaries and Catastrophe Modelers. In this role, he implemented a group-wide consistent pricing governance process, putting in place optimal pricing peer review, pricing documentation, subject matter expert strategy and local pricing lead strategy. Mr. Julian also formerly served as UK Chief Actuary and Chief Risk Officer for Tokio Millennium Re. Prior to that, he was Deputy Group Actuary at SVB/Novae. Mr. Julian began his P&C insurance career at Equitas where he carried out reserving and commutation evaluations and negotiations, before moving on to PwC as a Senior Actuarial Consultant.
President, Asia Pacific
After more than 20 years' experience in (re)insurance, Les Loh was named President Asia Pacific, AXIS Re, in May 2018. Based out of the company’s Singapore office, Les joined AXIS Re in 2009 as Treaty Underwriter with key responsibility of underwriting property catastrophe business in the APAC market and leading growth initiatives in the region. Before AXIS Re, Les held various broking positions at Benfield Asia. Les' first reinsurance underwriting position was with Korean Re, having launched his insurance career at Sumitomo Marine where he focused on marketing and underwriting Japan-related accounts.
Robert J. Looney
Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer
Rob Looney was appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of AXIS Re in November 2011, after serving as Global Finance Director for AXIS from 2010. For the 12 years preceding his employment at AXIS, Rob led the insurance investment banking efforts at KeyBanc Capital Markets and Advest Inc., where he gained extensive experience in capital raising and merger & acquisition transactions. Earlier in his career, Rob was a senior manager in the Business Assurance Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he managed the audits of several large, publicly traded, multinational reinsurance and insurance companies.
Amanda Seidler first joined AXIS in 2017 as the Global Head of Talent Management. She also serves as the AXIS Re Lead HR Business Partner, responsible for leading talent development, recruitment, employee engagement, and cultural initiatives. Prior to joining AXIS, she held talent roles in the banking industry and served in a principal consultant position for 15 years at a boutique HR consulting and technology focused on building people and culture for companies in the financial services and technology sectors. She holds a PhD as an Industrial Organizational Psychologist and is the proud mother of twin boys.