Hamilton, Bermuda, (7 April, 2014) – Hiscox Re, the newly combined reinsurance operations of Hiscox, has continued to strengthen its senior management team with the appointments of Reeva Bakhshi as Chief Financial Officer and Paresh Thakrar as Chief Operating Officer.
As Chief Financial Officer, Reeva Bakhshi will be based in Hiscox’s Bermuda office. She previously held a number of high profile roles within Hiscox, latterly as Finance Director for Hiscox Europe. Reeva joined Hiscox in 2006 from ACE.
Paresh Thakrar, who joined Hiscox in 2013 as Head of Strategy and Business Analysis from McKinsey and Company, will now take the role of Chief Operating Officer, based in Hiscox’s London office. As well as McKinsey, Paresh has previously worked for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Ministry of Defence across a range of national defence issues.
Commenting on the appointments, Jeremy Pinchin, Hiscox Re’s CEO, says: “We formed Hiscox Re as a direct response to the fundamental changes which are challenging the traditional reinsurance model. Both Reeva and Paresh will bring a great deal of strategic know-how to our business as we continue to adapt to take advantage of the opportunities in this new market environment. They will be a great asset to our business and I look forward to working together as we take Hiscox Re to the next stage of our development.”
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Notes to editors
Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, is headquartered in Bermuda and listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:HSX). There are three main underwriting divisions in the Group - Hiscox London Market, Hiscox Re and Hiscox Retail, which includes Hiscox UK and Europe, Hiscox Guernsey, Hiscox USA and subsidiary brand, DirectAsia. Hiscox underwrites internationally traded, bigger ticket business and reinsurance through Hiscox Re and Hiscox London Market. Through its retail businesses in the UK, Europe and the US Hiscox offers a range of specialist insurance for professionals and business customers, as well as homeowners.
For further information visit www.hiscoxgroup.com
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