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AXIS insurance strengthen U.S. renewable team with new hires

The specialty insurance business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings has made an announcement of three appointments to enhance its U.S. renewables team, which was made effective immediately.

Becky Nace Grover joins AXIS with the position of a senior underwriter, Kamran Hameed joins AXIS with the role of the cross-class underwriter, and German Torres joins as an underwriter. Their responsibility will embrace strengthening new and existing broker and partner relationships and to develop new business opportunities to continue delivering high-level Customer Services.

Prior to joining AXIS, Ms. Nace Grover was president of niche underwriting at ProSight Specialty Insurance, where she was responsible for various specialty portfolios containing the solar contractor program. Even before that, she has spent her six years working at GCube insurance services as an
underwriter focusing on the wild and solar clients. With this new role, she will be working from New York and will report to Mr. Walsh.

Mr. Hameed was most recently working as a senior underwriter at Alta Risk LLC, where he worked with an array of renewable energy contractors. Even before that, he had spend his six years of working as an underwriter at AIG. In this new role at AXIS, he will be working from Kansas city and reporting to Mr. Walsh.

Mr. Torres is transferring internationally from the AXIS property and energy team, where he has underwritten property, political risk, and renewable energy businesses foremost in Latin America. He has been working with AXIS since 2019. Prior to that, he was a property underwriter at Hannover Re for five years.

Head of U.S. renewable energy Sam Walsh stated that there are storage projects in the United States given the continued growth of wind, solar, and battery energy. Companies are expanding the size of their underwriting game to meet the requirements of their insured and broker partners alike.

The combination of industry knowledge and expertise by Becky, Kamran, and German will be instrumental in helping the company meet its requirements for the growing renewable energy market. He also welcomed them delightfully.

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