Bermudian Smith to join Axis Re in Zurich

  • Gino Smith, who has held underwriting roles at Axa XL Re for 19 years, is joining Axis Re in Zurich (File photograph)

    Gino Smith, who has held underwriting roles at Axa XL Re for 19 years, is joining Axis Re in Zurich (File photograph)


Axis Re has named Gino Smith as head of property for EMEA LatAm.

The Bermudian will take on the role in November, overseeing Axis Re’s property treaty reinsurance business in Europe, Middle East and Africa, as well as Latin America.

Mr Smith joins the company, which is part of Bermudian-based Axis Capital Holdings Limited, after 19 years in underwriting roles at Axa XL Re in a number of locations including Bermuda, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Mexico.

A graduate of Berkeley Institute and Bermuda College, Mr Smith went on to study at Saint John’s University, the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and Harvard Business School. He speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese.

In his new role he will be based in Zurich and report to Andy Hottinger, president EMEA LatAm.

Mr Hottinger said: “Gino is a talented underwriter with a diverse professional background and underwriting experience that spans multiple geographies, including Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States.”

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Published Aug 15, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated Aug 14, 2019 at 11:23 pm)

Bermudian Smith to join Axis Re in Zurich

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