US insurance holding firm WR Berkley has appointed Michael Ekiss as president of Berkley Agribusiness Risk Specialists (BARS).
Ekiss has nearly 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, with a particular focus on agribusiness. Most recently, he served as assistant vice president, business development at Nationwide Insurance.
William Berkley, chairman and chief executive officer of WR Berkley, said: "Mike brings a wealth of knowledge and practical experience in all aspects of agribusiness insurance.
“Since its inception in 2009, the exceptional team at BARS has generated strong growth and profitability. We are confident that Mike’s leadership will enable the unit to further expand nationally while developing their strong differentiation from competitors."
WR Berkley, Michael Ekiss, Berkley Agribusiness Risk Specialists, North America