Zurich’s Global Head of CAT Modeling Joins AIR Worldwide

Boston-based catastrophe risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide hired John Elbl as vice president for the business development group.

John Elbl

Elbl comes from Zurich Insurance Company, where he worked for the past 13 years. Most recently, he was global head of catastrophe modeling at Zurich.

AIR Worldwide, Elbl will assist with service and support for commercial insurer clients, as well as aid in developing AIR software and models.

Elbl brings to AIR Worldwide extensive experience working with companies to interpret analysis results, optimize modeling workflows, and improve overall catastrophe risk management.

AIR Worldwide is continuing to invest resources in expanding the scope of its catastrophe models for commercial risks. The company’s recently enhanced capabilities include a component-based approach to help companies better assess the catastrophe risk to industrial facilities, and an updated financial module to more accurately reflect commercial risks. AIR customers represent almost half of total commercial premiums in the United States.