Greenwich, Conn.-headquartered W.R. Berkley Corp. announced Gregory A. Douglas has been named president of its B F Re Underwriters unit. The appointment is effective January 1, 2013.
Douglas succeeds Daniel L. Avery, who served as president of B F Re Underwriters since it was established in 2002. Avery will continue to oversee other activities within the W.R. Berkley Corp. group of companies.
Douglas joined B F Re as executive vice president and chief operating officer in 2010. He has 30 years of experience in the property/casualty insurance industry, holding various senior positions with leading property/casualty insurers and global reinsurers.
B F Re, based in Stamford, Conn., offers a wide range of reinsurance products including treaty, automatic, semi-automatic and individual risk assumed reinsurance through a nationwide network of regional offices.
Founded in 1967, W.R. Berkley Corp. is an insurance holding company that is among the largest commercial lines writers in the United States and operates in five segments of the property/casualty insurance business: specialty insurance, regional property casualty insurance, alternative markets, reinsurance and international.