Brit strengthens Latin America platform


Specialty re/insurer Brit has made a number of underwriting hires for its new Miami-based Latin American and Caribbean platform.

Carlos Becerra joins as vice president, underwriting, and Jimena Salgado will be joining as underwriter.

Both will focus on Latin American and Caribbean property and will report to Juan Calvache, senior vice president, Latin America.

Becerra joins Brit from AIG, and has previously worked for Calvache at Partner Re. Salgado joins Brit from Liberty International and had previously held a production role at Colemont.

Noreen Metcalfe, head of property for Brit Global Specialty USA, said: "We are delighted to welcome Carlos and Jimena to Brit Global Specialty USA and expect they will further contribute to the momentum that Juan has generated in the past few months. In particular, Carlos's engineering background adds bench strength to our expertise-led underwriting approach."

Nick Davies, president of Brit Global Specialty USA, said: "Bringing the extensive licensing and financial strength of Lloyd's to a regional underwriting platform is a powerful combination. Brit Global Specialty USA is ideally placed to take advantage of the growing opportunity in Latin America and the Caribbean through Miami."

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