AIRROC continues to attract talented, experienced, and committed members to serve on its board. Please join us in welcoming Eleni Iacovides, Arvind Krishnamurthy, and Bill Bouvier as the newest members. To encourage our readers to get to know each of them better, we include a “conversational gambit” about each.
Eleni Iacovides, Group Chief Client Officer at DARAG Group Ltd., brings her international connections and IRLA membership to strengthen AIRROC’s global reach in support of legacy business. She believes there are useful synergies between IRLA and AIRROC that will benefit training and mentoring initiatives. She is committed to supporting AIRROC’s educational efforts and to fostering and retaining talent in the legacy sector. In addition, her experience in European markets will be useful in the discussion of IBT legislative initiatives in the U.S.
Eleni is proud to say that legacy is her passion and that her introduction to insurance was the Department of Trade and Industry report on the Weavers Pool collapse, “about 150 years ago.” She has often been “warned” about using the word “sexy” next to legacy but anyone who has read her articles in AIRROC Matters will know that it is unlikely that she will ever see the legacy space as anything other than attractive and sexy.
Arvind Krishnamurthy, AVP at Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group, has been active in using AIRROC for deal making for more than 10 years. He finds that the prospect of an AIRROC event serves as a useful mutual timeline for preparing to meet counterparties on neutral ground. Those meetings not only start, facilitate, and close deals, they end disputes, commute lines of business, and broaden discussions for future deals. After many years of distinguished service, his colleague, Karen Amos, decided to step down from the Board; Arvind hopes to continue her success in making AIRROC the venue of choice for educational enrichment and networking as well as a focal point on the calendars of its members.
While the prospect of a week-long canoe trip with intermittent bits of portage does not fill his heart with joy, Arvind has taken up this hobby to accompany his wife who loves canoeing.
Bill Bouvier, Vice President and Leader of Assumed Reinsurance Claims at Riverstone, a Fairfax Company, has been involved in using the opportunities presented by AIRROC events from its beginnings in 2004. In his experience, the face-to-face venues are more productive, particularly when deals can include both ceded and assumed negotiations. He hopes education sessions will include topics that impact the run-off industry as these claims exposures evolve, including talc claims, molestation claims, workers’ comp, and opiate addiction issues. He also feels that, as senior staff from companies retire, AIRROC could support inter-company efforts to maintain institutional knowledge and expertise.
Bill recently tore his right bicep tendon while playing field hockey and underwent surgery to repair it. Please consider using your left hand to shake hands with him when you congratulate him.
Refer to page 26 in the Spring 2018 issue for the article. https://www.airroc.org/assets/docs/matters/AIRROC-MATTERS-Spring-2019-Vol-15-No-1.pdf