Bill KAPLAN has been appointed as Global Casualty Chief Underwriting Officer. Reporting directly to the CEO of Reinsurance, Michel BLANC, and in coordination with Regional CUOs across the globe, he will develop the strategic priorities and risk appetites for all Casualty lines. With a global approach, Bill KAPLAN will help drive the Casualty underwriting plan creation and execution. This new Chief Underwriting Officer role will work in conjunction with transverse functions across SCOR, P&C Partners, and Alternative Solutions to coordinate and expand our Casualty solutions for our valued clients and brokers. HE will remain based in Chicago as he assumes this worldwide responsibility, bringing his expertise and experience to the SCOR Casualty teams worldwide.
Maura HAYNES has been appointed as US Team Leader for Casualty and Professional Liability Lines. In her new role, she will continue to report to Nick NUDO, Chief Underwriting Officer of US Treaty. Maura HAYNES's responsibilities will be expanded to encompass all Casualty Lines including Professional Liability. In addition to the management of this portfolio, with a team of eleven underwriters Maura HAYNES will also take a lead role in the direction and execution of the US Casualty underwriting plan.
At the same time, "to further strengthen the team's commitment to US Casualty for our valued clients and brokers", Steve STRAUSS has been appointed as US Deputy Team Leader for Casualty and Vanessa CONTRERAS has been appointed as US Deputy Team Leader for Professional Liability.