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Towers Re boosts agriculture with Aon Benfield hire


JLT Towers Re has appointed Steve Dimaria as senior vice president with responsibility for Canadian agriculture.

Dimaria has almost 20 years of reinsurance experience and prior to joining JLT Towers Re he worked for Aon Benfield Canada as vice president and head of agriculture.

He will be based in the Toronto office and will play a key role in growing the capabilities of JLT Towers Re in North America.

Alastair Speare-Cole, co-chief executive officer, JLT Towers Re, said: “Steve is a really great hire for the business and testament to our focus on client needs and ongoing success. We see agriculture as an important specialty area for JLT Towers Re. We are keen to build out our agricultural reinsurance practice in a number of geographies including China, USA and Canada”.

Eric Steen, executive vice president, JLT Towers Re, said: “Steve’s experience in the Agriculture sector, as well as the property and casualty market will I know be very well received by our clients, prospects and also our reinsurance partners throughout the world. Whilst JLT Towers Re has a global agriculture practice, Steve’s arrival will give us important local experience and expertise to build out this practice in North America. We are very excited to be welcoming Steve to the team”.

Dimaria said: “I am delighted to be joining the organization at this time and to be given the opportunity to build the local agriculture practice from the ground up. The evolving Agriculture and Reinsurance industries present many challenges and opportunities, and we are eager to evolve in unison with these.

“Ultimately our sole focus is to further the objectives of our clients. To do so as part of the JLT Towers Re team and global brand will be a truly rewarding experience for us as well as our business partners.”

JLT Towers Re. Steve Dimaria, Aon Benfield, North America

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