Chubb names six new leaders to global, North American units

Changes include a new vice president of global underwriting and division president of the global cyber risk practice

Chubb has announced a number of senior appointments in both its global and North American business units.

Ross Bertossi, the former executive vice president of excess casualty, North America insurance, is the new vice president of global underwriting for Chubb Group. He will have responsibility for advancing underwriting excellence across the company, including general underwriting policy and underwriting management best practices.

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“Ross has demonstrated underwriting excellence in his business and contributed to our underwriting portfolio management efforts. His continued contributions to Chubb will be important to our future underwriting performance,” says John Keogh, the executive vice chairman and chief operating officer of Chubb Group, in a press release.

As well, Chubb has named a new division president of its global cyber risk practice. Bill Stewart will lead the development of the insurer’s strategy to deliver a full suite of P&C cyber insurance offerings worldwide. The goal of this global cyber practice is to deliver Chubb’s risk transfer, loss mitigation and incident response services for the cyber threats faced by businesses of all sizes.

In addition, there are two new leaders in Chubb’s global casualty business. Bill Rabl is now executive vice president of that business arm and will have overall responsibility of the day-to-day operations for Chubb’s global primary casualty offerings for U.S. and Canadian national and multinational companies. Rabl previously served as chief operating officer for Chubb’s global casualty business.

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In the same branch, Lou Capparelli has been appointed executive vice president of field operation for Chubb’s global casualty arm. Previously the senior vice president of Chubb Global Casualty, Capparelli will now oversee all field operations and will spearhead implementation strategies to deliver the business unit’s services to distribution partners in Chubb’s U.S. and Canadian branch offices. He will now report to Rabl.

Two executive appointments were also made in the company’s excess casualty business unit. First, Bill Hazelton has been announced as the executive vice president of environmental and excess casualty in Chubb’s construction industry practice. In this expanded role, Hazelton will oversee Chubb’s excess casualty business operations, and will retain current responsibilities for Chubb’s construction industry practice, environmental and primary, and excess construction lines of business.

Joseph Fobert has been executive vice president of Chubb’s excess casualty unit, and will report to Hazelton in his new role. Stationed in New York City, Fobert will now lead and handle all day-to-day management and field operations for this arm of the business. All excess casualty underwriting segments will report to him.

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