Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has appointed two BHSI leaders to regional leadership positions. Alessandro Cerase is now President & Head of Europe Region, and Neeraj Yadvendu is Head of Middle East and subject to regulatory approval, will concurrently take on the role of Senior Executive Officer of the Dubai International Financial Centre Branch.
What do the appointees bring to BHSI in the roles?
Alessandro Cerase initially joined BHSI in 2018 as Senior Executive Officer (SEO) for BHSI Middle East and led the launch of BHSI’s business in the region. In 2020 he was named to the additional position of Global Property Underwriter Officer for Construction & Energy.
Alessandro Cerase has more than 25 years of global insurance industry experience and has lived and worked in the UK, the U.S, and the Middle East. He will continue to be based in Dubai and report to Peter Eastwood, President and Chief Executive Officer, BHSI.
Neeraj joined BHSI in 2018 as Deputy SEO and Head of Third Party Lines in the Middle East and has played a pivotal role in BHSI’s growth in the region. He has over 26 years of global insurance expertise and has lived and worked in the UK, Asia, and the Middle East. Neeraj will continue to be based in Dubai and will report to Marc Breuil, Head of Asia Middle East, BHSI.
What do the appointments mean for BHSI?
“BHSI has been growing steadily and strategically around the globe and at an accelerated pace in our Europe, and Middle East regions. Alessandro and Neeraj, and the stellar teams they have built, have been pivotal to this expansion,” commented Peter Eastwood.
“In their new roles at Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance, these two strong leaders will have an even greater impact as they continue to bring our underwriting flexibility and acumen, our CLAIMS IS OUR PRODUCT® commitment, and the certainty of our financial strength to customers and brokers throughout Europe and the Middle East,” Peter added.