Athene Celebrates Opening Of Office Space

June 22, 2022 | 1 Comment

Athene hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the official opening of its new office space on June 15.

A spokesperson said, “Established in 2009, Athene’s Bermuda-based office has experienced tremendous growth over the past 13 years driving the need for a larger office space. The new space is located on the Second Floor, Washington House, 16 Church Street, Hamilton.

Natasha Scotland Courcy, SVP, COO and General Counsel of Athene Life Re. Ltd.; Jason Hayward, Minister of Economy and Labor; Walter Roban, Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs; Grant Kvalheim, President of Athene Holding Ltd.; Mike Downing, EVP, COO and Chief Actuary of Athene Holding Ltd. 

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“Members of the Bermuda government including the Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs, and the Minister of Economy and Labour attended the event to join employees and other invited guests at the official opening of the new space.

“With this new space, Athene continues its commitment to Bermuda’s business community. As a company, Athene recognizes the importance of investing in Bermuda’s workforce to strengthen the island’s economy and position itself as a leader in the global reinsurance market.

View of the Athene Life Re front desk and entryway. The modern, warm design immediately greats those who enter the Athene offices. Photo courtesy of Korie Minors

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“Plans to create a modern and more spacious office for the expanding firm on the second floor of Washington House began in 2020. Athene created this new space to reflect its employees’ needs, emphasizing the health and safety of its people.”

“It has been great seeing our business and our office grow. We are excited about the new space, its added amenities and the opportunities to continue growing our team and business while fulfilling our commitment to being a good corporate citizen within the Bermuda community,” said Mike Downing, EVP, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Actuary at Athene.

Grant Kvalheim, President of Athene Holding Ltd.; and Natasha Scotland Courcy, SVP, COO and General Counsel of Athene Life Re. Ltd. Photo courtesy of Korie Minors

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“Congratulations to Athene on the opening of their new office. I am happy to join the company and its staff in officially opening their new office space in Washington House and thank them for their dedication to our island, to hiring and training Bermudians and now providing their team with this modern, spacious office for doing business,” said Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban.

The space offers many amenities including adjustable desks for a more productive workspace, private phone booths to allow business calls to be made with privacy in the office and larger meeting rooms and cubicles allowing for a more collaborative work environment. The new office has a capacity of 125 people which is more than double the previous office’s capacity.

Café Denae is dedicated in memory of Denae Preece-Saunders. Photo courtesy of Brittany Outerbridge

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“Athene believes in the power of collaboration,” says Natasha Scotland Courcy, SVP, General Counsel, and Chief Operating Officer at Athene Life Re Ltd.

“When developing the new office space, it was important that our employees have more space to meet and work in partnership. This ribbon cutting is an opportunity for us to not only showcase our new office, but to also celebrate and thank our employees for their hard work and dedication in helping grow our business and presence in Bermuda.”

The office space was designed by Commercial Interiors Group.

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  1. Darcy Robertson says:

    Congratulations Athene Life Re, Ltd. on the grand opening of your new offices.
    It was a pleasure to work with you to create your vision.

    Commercial Interiors Group

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