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AXIS Launches AXIS Re Strategic Partners

Company Release - 9/10/2018 8:00 AM ET

Herndon Stokes, Simon Stirnemann and Juan Manuel Martín Leon appointed as Strategic Account Executives

PEMBROKE, Bermuda--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AXIS Re, the reinsurance business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited ("AXIS Capital") (NYSE:AXS), today announced the formal launch of AXIS Re Strategic Partners with the appointment of the Strategic Account Executives for EMEA. Earlier this year, AXIS Re announced its plans to enhance its client engagement model which included the formation of AXIS Re Strategic Partners, a dedicated team to serve clients and brokers.

AXIS Re announced that the following individuals have been appointed as Strategic Account Executives and will be dedicated to supporting select European clients. All three will be based in Zurich:

  • Herndon Stokes – Mr. Stokes joins AXIS Re following 13 years with Munich Re where he most recently served as Executive Manager, Global Accounts, based in Munich where he led global account management activities for multinational P&C reinsurance clients.
  • Simon Stirnemann – Mr. Stirnemann has been with AXIS Re for more than 13 years, most recently serving as Senior Casualty Underwriter in Singapore, where he established AXIS Re’s casualty business in Asia. Previously, Mr. Stirnemann held a variety of roles based in Zurich.
  • Juan Manuel Martín Leon – Mr. Martín Leon has been a member of the AXIS Re team for nine years, currently serving as Senior Underwriter, Property and he will expand his role to include Strategic Account Executive responsibilities.

AXIS Re Strategic Partners is part of the organization’s Global Markets division which is led by Rob Smart, Interim President.

The Company announced that additional appointments to the AXIS Re Strategic Partners team will follow for North America and Asia.

About AXIS Capital

AXIS Capital, through its operating subsidiaries, is a global provider of specialty lines insurance and treaty reinsurance with shareholders’ equity at June 30, 2018, of $5.3 billion and locations in Bermuda, the United States, Europe, Singapore, Middle East, Canada and Latin America. Its operating subsidiaries have been assigned a rating of "A+" ("Strong") by Standard & Poor's and "A+" ("Superior") by A.M. Best. For more information about AXIS Capital, visit our website at

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About AXIS Re

AXIS Re – a business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS) – provides reinsurance to insurance companies on a worldwide basis, comprising catastrophe, property, professional lines, credit and surety, motor, general liability, engineering, marine, workers’ compensation, agriculture, and accident and health, as well as other highly specialized risk-transfer solutions. For more information about AXIS Re, please visit

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