Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd. announced that Joshua (Josh) Brekenfeld has been appointed director of Global Corporate Development.
Brekenfeld joins Aspen from Lloyd’s of London where he spent six years in senior roles, most recently leading the business oversight relationship between Lloyd’s and 10 companies operating in the Lloyd’s market. Previously, he worked as a development manager where he leveraged Lloyd’s insight to partner managing agents with business growth opportunities in Europe and Asia Pacific.
Brekenfeld also worked for 10 years in the U.S. Senate serving as the personal assistant to Dianne Feinstein, and later as the deputy staff director of the U.S. Senate Rules Committee under Senator Charles Schumer. While in the Senate, Brekenfeld was also a member of the Joint Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, which organized the 2009 Inauguration for President Obama.
He is admitted to the New York State Bar, is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Insurers (WCI) and holds a certification from the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).
He is the chair of the iENGAGE group at WCI, founding member and former chair of the Pride@lloyd’s resource group, as well as a founding member of the LGBT resource group for U.S. Senate employees. In 2018 Brekenfeld was named as a leading role model in the insurance industry and one of the Top 50 LGBT Future Leaders by the Financial Times.
In 2019, Brekenfeld became a board member and trustee at The Insurance Charities.
In this new role, Brekenfeld will report to Mark Cloutier, executive chairman and group chief executive officer, and will work closely with senior leaders including Mike Cain, group chief operating officer; Marcus Foley, chief strategy officer; Silvia Martinez, group general counsel, and Jonny Atkinson, global head of Insurance Marketing and Distribution and head of Insurance London.
Brekenfeld will be based in London and joins Aspen in August 2019.
Source: Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd.
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