Erik Nikodem Joins Everest Insurance

May 13, 2016

Bermuda-based Everest Re Group, Ltd. announced that Erik Nikodem has joined Everest Insurance as leader of its U.S. Property division.

This newly formed division brings together key property underwriting groups, including the Company’s excess & surplus lines property, retail property, and inland marine businesses, under one unit. This enhanced alignment will promote a more efficient and coordinated effort among these business units and within the distribution community.

Mr Nikodem joined Everest Insurance from AIG, where he was most recently President and Global Property Executive of their Americas Region, responsible for the leadership, strategic planning and profitability of AIG’s commercial and energy property businesses in the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Prior to joining AIG, he was a Senior Vice President with AON Benfield, Bermuda, overseeing the North American facultative reinsurance division. Earlier in his career, he founded and was President of Cooper Gay Risk Services, a global independent wholesaler specializing in large property accounts.

He also held successive underwriting, management and executive positions at both Lexington Insurance Company and the Continental Insurance Company. He received a Masters of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University and a Bachelor of Science, Management Information Systems, from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Jonathan Zaffino, President of Everest Insurance North America, commented, “With more than 25 years of industry experience, Erik is a proven leader and outstanding technician within the property market. He is well regarded by client and industry colleagues, and brings to us deep relationships within the U.S. retail and wholesale communities. Erik has a passion for the business and will undoubtedly be a strong contributor to us in the months ahead.”

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