Berkley appoints new accident and health CEO


Berkley appoints new accident and health CEO

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Berkley Accident and Health, a part of WR Berkley Corporation, has appointed Brad Nieland as its new president and chief executive officer (CEO).

The Berkley unit underwrites accident and health insurance and reinsurance products in the areas of medical stop loss, managed care, special risk and group captive.

Nieland succeeds Christopher Brown, who has been named chairman of Berkley Accident and Health.

Prior to joining the company, Nieland held various positions focusing on underwriting and product management, actuarial, risk management and client relations. He most recently served as vice president of stop loss at Sun Life Financial.

Brown joined Berkley as president of Berkley Accident and Health in 2009 and will remain an advisory resource to Nieland in his role as chairman.

“We have been extremely fortunate to have Chris lead our team at Berkley Accident and Health for nearly a decade, building it from a relatively new start-up into an important part of our business," said W. Robert Berkley, Jr., president and CEO of WR Berkley.

"He and his team have done an outstanding job in establishing the company as a leading provider of accident and health insurance products and services, and we are excited that he will continue to participate in its ongoing success. Brad brings a wealth of experience in all aspects of the business, as well as an excellent analytic approach that will create opportunities for additional growth and profitability for years to come. We are delighted to welcome him to our team,” Berkley added.

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