AXIS Names 3 to New AXIS Re Strategic Partners

September 11, 2018

AXIS Re, the reinsurance business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, has launched AXIS Re Strategic Partners with the appointment of account executives for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). AXIS Re Strategic Partners is a new dedicated team to serve clients and brokers.

The following individuals have been appointed as account executives and will be dedicated to supporting select European clients. All three will be based in Zurich:

  • Herndon Stokes – Stokes joins AXIS Re following 13 years with Munich Re where he most recently served as executive manager, Global Accounts, based in Munich where he led global account management activities for multinational property/casualty reinsurance clients.
  • Simon Stirnemann – Stirnemann has been with AXIS Re for more than 13 years, most recently serving as senior casualty underwriter in Singapore, where he established AXIS Re’s casualty business in Asia. Previously, Stirnemann held a variety of roles based in Zurich.
  • Juan Manuel Martín Leon – Martín Leon has been a member of the AXIS Re team for nine years, currently serving as senior underwriter, Property, and he will expand his role to include account executive responsibilities.

AXIS Re Strategic Partners is part of the organization’s Global Markets division which is led by Rob Smart, interim president.

The company announced that additional appointments to the AXIS Re Strategic Partners team will follow for North America and Asia.