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AXIS names executive vice president of North American professional lines


PEMBROKE, Bermuda—John Van Decker has been named to the newly created position of executive vp and head of North American professional lines by Pembroke, Bermuda-based AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd., the company said.

Mr. Van Decker, who is based in Berkeley Heights, N.J., is responsible for AXIS Insurance’s professional lines underwriting units in the U.S. and Bermuda. He reports to Jack Kuhn, chief underwriting officer of AXIS Insurance and global practice leader of AXIS professional lines.

Mr. Van Decker joins AXIS Insurance from Atlanta-based Catlin U.S., where he developed and led various professional liability and management liability lines.

Before joining Catlin in 2006, Mr. Van Decker was president of the professional liability division of New York-based Quanta U.S. Holdings Inc., where he was responsible for a broad array of management and professional liability insurance product lines.