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RenaissanceRe executive Justin O’Keefe has been elected vice-chairman of the board of directors at the Reinsurance Association of America.

Mr O’Keefe, who is based in Bermuda, is senior vice-president and chief underwriting officer for the global property segment at RenaissanceRe, which is headquartered in Bermuda.

The RAA is the leading trade association of property and casualty reinsurers doing business in the United States.

Brian Young, president and chief executive officer of US-based Odyssey Group, was elected chairman.

New Jersey-based Jim Williamson, who is executive vice-president, chief operating officer and head of reinsurance for Bermudian-based Everest Re Group, was elected secretary-treasurer.

At RenaissanceRe, Mr O’Keefe is responsible for the company’s property underwriting strategy, activities and teams across its global platforms.

He joined the company in 2004 and held a series of senior underwriting roles before assuming his current position in 2013.

Mr O’Keefe also serves on the board of directors of Top Layer Reinsurance Ltd, DaVinci Reinsurance Ltd, and Vermeer Reinsurance Ltd.

He is a member of the executive committee of the RAA and is involved with multiple other insurance and reinsurance trade organisations.

At Everest, Mr Williamson is responsible for advancing underwriting excellence, digital transformation, innovation, operational efficiency and data and analytics capabilities across the group and for leading the company’s reinsurance division.

Justin O’Keefe of RenaissanceRe
Jim Williamson of Everest Re Group

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Published May 10, 2022 at 7:48 am (Updated May 10, 2022 at 7:48 am)

RenRe executive elected to RAA board

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