Jose Carlos Jiménez Fernández and Rafael Ortiz Losada join as Senior Cyber Underwriters.
Dublin, 18 October 2023 – Arch Insurance has today announced the appointments of Jose Carlos Jiménez Fernández and Rafael Ortiz Losada as Senior Cyber Underwriters, effective immediately.
Jiménez Fernández and Ortiz Losada join Arch Insurance (EU) dac, which provides specialist property and casualty insurance solutions within the European Union.
Based in Madrid, they will be responsible for growing Arch’s European cyber insurance portfolio, writing primary and excess coverage across a broad range of sectors including energy & utilities, financial institutions and manufacturing. They will have a territorial focus on Spain and Portugal.
With a wealth of experience within the cyber field, Jiménez Fernández joins Arch from Tokio Marine HCC where he was most recently Cyber Manager for Southern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Latin America. Prior to this, he was a Senior Cyber Underwriter at AIG and has also held cyber risk management and security roles at Deloitte, PwC and EY.
Ortiz Losada also brings to the role extensive knowledge of the cyber insurance market in the region. He joins from AIG where he was most recently a Senior Cyber Underwriter based in Madrid. Prior to this he worked at Deloitte for over five years, rising to the position of Senior Consultant, Cyber Risk.
Commenting on the announcement, Matthew Brophy, Chief Underwriting Officer of Arch Insurance (EU) dac, said: “Jose and Rafael’s combined cyber security expertise, local market knowledge and breadth of relationships make them ideal appointments as we open our operations in Spain. We see considerable opportunity to expand our cyber proposition for our brokers in Europe as well as strengthen our overall position in the insurance market across the region. In their new roles, Jose and Rafael will play a central role in facilitating this.”
Nicolas Papadopoulo, Chief Underwriting Officer of Arch Capital Group Ltd. and Chief Executive Officer of Arch Worldwide Insurance Group, added: “Today’s announcement is another important milestone in our European expansion plans. The establishment of operations in Spain will enable us to better service our brokers in the region and bring critical local-market knowledge to support our continued growth.”
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About Arch Insurance (EU) dac
Arch Insurance (EU) dac is part of Arch Insurance International and provides comprehensive insurance products including: accident & health, cyber and technology, financial institutions, healthcare, professional liability, property and terrorism across multiple business sectors.
The company is based in Dublin with branch offices in the UK and select EU locations. Arch Insurance (EU) dac is a wholly owned subsidiary of Arch Capital Group Ltd. The company was formed and is authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland to write all classes of business (excluding Class 18).
About Arch Insurance International
Arch Insurance International is part of Arch Capital Group Ltd. and includes Arch Insurance UK and the P&C insurance operations of Arch Insurance (EU) dac, as well as Arch’s insurance operations in Europe, Bermuda and Australia.
About Arch Capital Group Ltd.
Arch Capital Group Ltd., a publicly listed Bermuda exempted company with approximately $17.4 billion in capital at June 30, 2023, provides insurance, reinsurance and mortgage insurance on a worldwide basis through its wholly owned subsidiaries.
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