Jake Hesson appointed Chief Underwriting Officer, Marine as Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance enters commercial hull market in Australasia

BOSTON & SYDNEY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) today announced its expansion into the Commercial Hull segment in Australasia and has appointed Jake Hesson, Underwriting Manager, Marine.

“We are delighted to further expand the range of specialist products that BHSI can now offer to our clients and brokers in Australia and New Zealand. All backed by our ongoing commitment to qualified underwriting, our firm commitment to service and our CLAIMS IS OUR PRODUCT philosophy,” said Mark Lingafelter, President, BHSI, Australasia.

“Jake comes to BHSI with exceptional maritime expertise and local market knowledge experience,” said Dimitry Zilberud, Marine Manager, BHSI Australasia. “With Jake at the helm, we look forward to expanding our marine product portfolio and building new hull business relationships across Australasia.”

Jake has over 20 years experience in the insurance industry, most specializing in hull and marine liabilities. He was most recently Northern Regional Manager, Marine Specialty Risk, focusing on Marine Hull, Liability and P&I, at QBE in Sydney.

Jake is based in Sydney and can be contacted at [email protected]

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (incorporated in Nebraska, USA) ABN 84 600 643 034, AFS License No. 466713 (www.bhspecialty.com) provides commercial property, accident, medical professional liability, executive and professional lines, transactional liability, surety, marine, travel, programs, accident and health, medical stop loss, owners, and multinational Insurance. Actual and final terms of coverage for all product lines may vary. Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company holds financial strength ratings of A++ from AM Best and AA+ from Standard & Poor’s. Based in Boston, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance has offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, Irvine, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, San Ramon, Seattle, Stevens Point, Adelaide, Auckland, Brisbane, Cologne, Dubai, Dublin, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, London, Lyon, Macau, Madrid, Manchester, Melbourne, Munich, Paris, Perth, Singapore, Switzerland, Sydney, Toronto and Zurich.

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