Berkshire Hathaway Specialty brings ex-Zurich underwriter from hiatus
Berkshire BHSI lures Aviva/Zurich leader for top UK role
"We want to be known as a claims-paying organisation," Chris Colahan, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance, tells Intelligent Insurer.
“Everywhere we look, there are opportunities to expand,” said Chris Colahan (pictured), head of UK and Europe at Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI), as he discussed his recent comments that the business is in “high growth mode”.
For a company that’s been operating in the UK and Europe for only “a little over five years”, Colahan said the insurer was “very fortunate” that in his region the firm’s operating platform was built just in time for COVID-19 and the beginning of disrupted market conditions. “That has led to a lot of opportunities for us,” he said.
When the UK and Europe arm first launched, he said, they didn’t know what to expect.
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