AXIS Capital Appoint W. Marston Becker To Board

June 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

AXIS Capital Holdings Limited announced that W. Marston [Marty] Becker has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Becker will serve as a member of the Board’s Executive, Finance and Risk Committees.

During his 35-year career in the [re]insurance industry, Mr. Becker has held numerous senior leadership roles for publicly traded and private insurance, reinsurance and insurance brokerage organizations in Bermuda, the U.K., U.S. and Australia.

W Marston Marty Becker Bermuda June 2020

“We are pleased to welcome Marty, a highly respected leader and operator within the [re]insurance field, to the AXIS Board. AXIS will benefit tremendously from his experience in the property and casualty space and his proven track record helping carriers transform and deliver on their potential,” said Michael Butt, Chairman of AXIS Capital.

“Marty’s appointment reflects our commitment to balancing thoughtful Board refreshment with deep company knowledge and expertise. He joins a Board that represents a diverse range of experiences, skills and perspectives that contribute to our ability to drive strategic execution and shareholder value creation.”

Mr. Becker’s appointment is part of a multi-year succession planning strategy to ensure there is balance between longer-tenured directors and perspectives of newer directors. The Board of Directors presently has 12 members, 10 of whom are independent. Including Mr. Becker, AXIS has added five new independent directors over the past two years.

“In recent years, AXIS has made significant strides to reposition its business and build a more resilient, valuable and profitable Company. AXIS is on an exciting path forward, and I look forward to helping further these efforts,” said Mr. Becker.

“During a time of tremendous disruption, AXIS’ leadership has a clear vision for where the industry is headed, and the Company is well-positioned to succeed as a specialty player in the markets that are most likely to see the strongest growth.”

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