HAMILTON, Bermuda – July 14, 2015 -- Everest Re Group, Ltd. (NYSE: RE) announced today that Dane Lopes joins the Company as Head of Sales and Distribution for its U.S. Insurance Operations.
Mr. Lopes joins Everest from Swiss Re America, where he served as Senior Vice President and Sales Leader for the U.S. Eastern and Southern regions of its Corporate Solutions division. Prior to joining Swiss Re in 2012, Mr. Lopes was Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at XL Global Asset Protection Services LLC, a former unit of General Electric, where he was responsible for developing new client relationships and overseeing new business generating activities. Mr. Lopes joined General Electric in 1998 and held a variety of increasingly responsible positions within the organization. He began his career as a sales engineer at United Technologies. Mr. Lopes holds an MBA in Marketing from Seton Hall University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Syracuse University.
Mr. Jonathan M. Zaffino, President of Everest National Insurance Company, commented “We are excited to have Dane join the Everest team. In his new role, Dane will lead all facets of our sales, marketing, and distribution efforts as we continue the expansive growth of our U.S. insurance platform and engage more closely with our valued clients each step of the way. Well regarded by the broker community, Dane brings an exceptional background and proven track record of success. A primary responsibility for Dane will be to support the growth of our existing, expanded and new product while ensuring we are proactively and effectively communicating these exciting initiatives to our clients.”
Mr. Lopes will assume his new position with immediate effect and will be based in the organization’s New York City office.
Everest Re Group, Ltd. is a Bermuda holding company that operates through the following subsidiaries: Everest Reinsurance Company provides reinsurance to property and casualty insurers in both the U.S. and international markets. Everest Reinsurance (Bermuda), Ltd., including through its branch in the United Kingdom, provides reinsurance and insurance to worldwide property and casualty markets and reinsurance to life insurers. Everest Reinsurance Company (Ireland), Limited provides reinsurance to non-life insurers in Europe. Mt. Logan Re, a segregated cell company, capitalized by the Company and third party investors, is a specialty reinsurer of catastrophe risks. Everest National Insurance Company and Everest Security Insurance Company provide property and casualty insurance to policyholders in the U.S. Everest Indemnity Insurance Company offers excess and surplus lines insurance in the U.S. Everest Insurance Company of Canada provides property and casualty insurance to policyholders in Canada. Additional information on Everest Re Group companies can be found at the Group’s web site at www.everestregroup.com.