People Moves: Everest Re’s Grace Moves to Allianz; Williamson Adds Role as Head of Everest Reinsurance

May 11, 2021

Everest Re Group reports that Jim Williamson has assumed responsibilities as the head of the Everest Reinsurance Division effective immediately. This is in addition to his roles as executive vice president and group chief operating officer.

Williamson joined Everest in 2020 as the group chief operating officer. He began his insurance career as a casualty underwriter at The Hartford. Over the years, at The Hartford, Chubb, and now Everest, he has worked in all aspects of the property/casualty commercial and consumer lines industry both in the U.S. and internationally. He has also had functional responsibilities for actuarial, technology and claims organizations during his career.

Williamson succeeds John Doucette, who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. Doucette joined Everest Re as executive vice president in 2008 from Max Bermuda. Juan C. Andrade, Everest president and chief executive officer, thanked Doucette for his many contributions to the organization.

Everest Re’s Grace Named Global Head of Property at AGCS

Maria Grace has been appointed global head of Property at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS).

Grace joins AGCS from Everest Re Group, where she served as the chief underwriting officer for Property and Inland Marine. Grace has more 23 years of commercial underwriting and claims experience. Prior to Everest Re, she held executive and managerial roles at Starr Companies, AIG North America and AIG’s Latin American and Caribbean division.

Currently based in the United States, she will relocate to AGCS’s headquarter in Munich in the coming months.

She will be reporting directly to Tony Buckle, chief underwriting officer corporate.

Grace succeeds Thierry Portevin, who now leads AGCS’s global risk consulting team since March 2021.

Topics Reinsurance Allianz

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