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AXIS Capital: John Nichols resigns as CEO of AXIS Re

AXIS CapitalAXIS Capital Holdings Limited, a specialty lines insurance and treaty reinsurance company, announced that John Nichols has resigned his position as chief executive officer of AXIS Re.

Mr. Nichols has agreed to remain with the Company in a transitional role until March 31.

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The Company has named Jan Ekberg to succeed Mr. Nichols as Interim CEO of AXIS Re.

Mr. Ekberg, who has been with the Company since 2004, currently serves as President and Chief Underwriting Officer of AXIS Re Europe.

Mr. Ekberg has more than 40 years of (re)insurance industry experience with more than 20 of these years managing underwriting businesses.

He joined AXIS Re Europe in 2004 shortly after its formation and has been integral to establishing AXIS Re Europe as a leading international reinsurer.

In his current position, Mr. Ekberg serves as President and Chief Underwriting Officer of AXIS Re Europe.

During his tenure at AXIS, he has led the Property Risk team and the Engineering team.

Before joining AXIS, Mr. Ekberg served in various underwriting and management positions at Nordisk Re in Copenhagen, Employers Re and GE Frankona in Munich.

He spent the first nine years of his career in primary insurance.


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