Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) announced it has commenced underwriting casualty and construction insurance in France and filled two key in-country leadership posts, naming Olivier Antiphon as head of Construction and Anne-Sophie Bonifay as head of Casualty.
Antiphon comes to his role with three decades of experience in construction underwriting and engineering. For the past 12 years he was construction & engineering underwriting manager at XL Insurance Co. SE in Paris. Prior to that, he was engineering underwriting manager at Gerling in Paris. He began his career as head of the firefighting engineering team at Alstom Power. He has a degree in health and security from the Institut Universitaire de Technologie in Saint-Denis.
Bonifay joins BHSI with 25 years of experience spanning both middle market and large account casualty underwriting. She began her career in casualty underwriting at AGF (Allianz), and then Commercial Union, in Paris. She then held increasingly senior positions in casualty underwriting at Chubb Insurance Co. of Europe, and was casualty underwriting manager, large corporate accounts, at Zurich Global Corporate France. She served as casualty underwriting manager, middle market, at XL Insurance Co. Ltd., and most recently was casualty underwriting manager, middle market, at AXA XL in Paris. She has a master’s degree in insurance law from the University of Paris Panthéon Assas.
Antiphon and Bonifay are based in BHSI’s office in Paris.
Source: Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance
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