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OdysseyRe Appoints Humberto Contasta To New Role

OdysseyRe Appoints Humberto Contasta To New Role

OdysseyRe Appoints Humberto Contasta To New Role

OdysseyRe Appoints Humberto Contasta To New Role

Humberto Contasta has joined OdysseyRe as a new vice president of treaty underwriting.

The announcement that Contasta will be joining the company in its Miami headquarters was posted on LinkedIn. He had worked as a senior underwriter before spending almost five years at TRANSRE as the assistant vice president for property treaty underwriting.

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Before joining TRANSRE, Contasta worked at the Transatlantic Reinsurance Company for more than fourteen years in several underwriting positions.

OdysseyRe has made other hires recently in addition to Contasta. The business announced in May that Michael Finnegan had returned as senior vice president and head of the US general casualty program.

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According to the business, Steve Van de Graaf, who is retiring after 27 years of service, will be replaced by Finnegan.

OdysseyRe Appoints Humberto Contasta To New Role

Finnegan most recently served as SVP and Head of Wholesale Casualty at Everest Insurance Company.

He also spent over a decade serving in various senior positions at Liberty Mutual, including president and COO of Liberty Mutual Reinsurance, CUO at Liberty International Underwriters, and president of Ironshore’s Specialty Casualty Division.

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Brian Quinn, CEO of OdysseyRe’s North America Division, said: “Steve Van de Graaf has had a long, distinguished career at Odyssey, which includes bringing our General Casualty treaty portfolio to an all-time high in terms of gross premiums written in 2021. We are grateful for his dedication and many contributions over the past three decades.”

OdysseyRe Appoints Humberto Contasta To New Role

Addressing Finnegan’s appointment, Quinn, added: “We are pleased to welcome Michael back to the OdysseyRe family. His extraordinary background, and his blend of casualty expertise, in both the primary and reinsurance markets, will be highly beneficial to our clients.”

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Addressing his return to OdysseyRe, Finnegan said: “I am delighted to return to the Company. OdysseyRe has a great team with an established portfolio, and I look forward to helping the casualty team reach even greater heights.


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