AXIS Capital Hires North American Professional Lines Chief in N.J.

December 2, 2011

AXIS Capital Holdings’ insurance segment appointed John Van Decker as Berkeley Heights, N.J.-based executive vice president and head of North American professional lines.

In this newly created position, Van Decker is responsible for oversight of AXIS Insurance’s professional lines underwriting units in the U.S. and Bermuda.

Van Decker joins AXIS from Catlin U.S. where he developed and led various professional liability and management liability lines. Prior to joining Catlin in 2006, he served as president of the professional liability division of Quanta U.S. Holdings Inc. responsible for a broad array of management and professional liability insurance product lines. He also previously held management and underwriting positions at CNA Pro and AIG’s National Union subsidiary.

AXIS Capital is a Bermuda-based global provider of specialty lines insurance and treaty reinsurance, with shareholders’ equity at $5.4 billion. It has locations in Bermuda, the United States, Europe, Singapore, Canada and Australia.

Topics USA New Jersey Professional Liability Bermuda

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