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Markel snags AIG retail property chief

Posted On: May. 2, 2019 4:48 PM CST

Markel hire

Markel Corp. has recruited American International Group Inc.’s head of retail property Guenter Kryszon, the Richmond, Virginia-based insurer announced Thursday.

Mr. Kryszon, who will be executive underwriting officer for global property at Markel, will join the insurer on May 13, a Markel statement said.

In his new role, Mr. Kryszon will work with Markel insurance, reinsurance, insurance-linked securities and program management teams “on issues and initiatives including climate change, capacity, growth, portfolio optimization, and overall results oversight,” the statement said.

Mr. Kryszon will be based in Richmond and will report to Robin Russo, chief underwriting officer of Markel.