SiriusPoint Builds Out Technology Team

May 3, 2022

SiriusPoint Ltd has made appointments to its information technology team, “building out a diverse set of expertise to transform the way the company operates and supports its business functions.”

A spokesperson said, “SiriusPoint Ltd, a global insurer and reinsurer, has made key appointments to its information technology team, building out a diverse set of expertise to transform the way the company operates and supports its business functions.

“The new team will integrate the company’s platforms, creating improved IT functionality to enable the operational efficiency of the business. They will also help SiriusPoint’s strategic goal of being a technology enabled insurer, including cloud transformation, establishing a robust data and analytics platform, and adopting modern technology architecture and practice.”

Darryl Siry, Chief Technology Officer, said, “Developing an industry-leading technology approach has been a priority for the business since SiriusPoint launched nearly a year ago.

“I am delighted to have attracted an enormously talented and diverse team, each member of which brings unique insight and experience to deliver our technology strategy. SiriusPoint’s platforms and operational capabilities are core to our ability to be nimble and data-driven, enhancing functions across the business from underwriting and risk management to finance and operations.”

Prashanth Gangu, COO and President, Insurance & Services, said, “Successful transformation in the insurance industry requires a clear vision and the talent to deliver results. Over the past year, Darryl has built a highly talented technology team. I couldn’t be happier with the skills and diverse approaches we have to deliver on our ambitions within our insurance business and the disruptive MGAs and insurtechs SiriusPoint partners with.”

The spokesperson said, “SiriusPoint’s technology appointments include:

“Nestor Lopez joins at Chief Information Officer (CIO). He is based in New York and will lead IT strategy and execution for the global Reinsurance and Primary Insurance business. Nestor was previously CIO at ProSight Specialty Insurance and also held IT and operational roles at CNA and Allianz.

“Atul Bahl is appointed as Head of Cloud Infrastructure and DevOps. Based in New York, Atul joins from Verisk Analytics. He will have responsibility for the management and development of cloud infrastructure and DevOps processes and teams and will oversee all components of our cloud infrastructure.

“Shalanda Durrant-Thomas is appointed Vice President, Finance and Risk Systems. Based in Bermuda, she joins from Arch Capital Group and has IT responsibility for all systems related to finance, pricing, portfolio analytics, actuarial and capital management.

“Janaé B. Frazier joins from Prudential Financial as Vice-President, IT Operations, Process and Controls. Based in New York, Janaé is responsible for data centers, networking, end-user computing, and helpdesk functions.

“Lloyd Holder is promoted to Chief Information Security Officer. Lloyd is also based in Bermuda. He joined SiriusPoint in 2020 and is responsible for the overall security of all company entities, as well as regulatory compliance and managing third-party cybersecurity risk.

“Christine Manfredo joins as Vice President, Product Management and User Experience, in the New York office. Christine has over a decade of professional practice leading research, strategy, and design to aid product development.

“Nicole Mitchell is named as Chief Enterprise Architect. Based in Bermuda, she joins from Hiscox, and has responsibility for designing the overall technology architecture and standards to support SiriusPoint’s business strategy across reinsurance, insurance, and new ventures.

“Manish Munshi is appointed Chief Data Officer, based in New York. Manish has responsibility for data architecture, data management and business intelligence capabilities, and is leading the development of our cloud data platform.

“Poornima Sobhana joins as Vice President, Reinsurance Systems Leader. Based in Bermuda, she joins from Validus. An accounting and reinsurance system expert, Poornima specializes in the area of property & casualty reinsurance and retrocession accounting with an emphasis on business process systems.”

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