Brit launches Latin American Engineering team with Yesid Rodriquez hire

18-05-2016

Brit Limited (“Brit”), the global specialty insurer, is pleased to announce the appointment of Yesid Rodriguez as Vice President, Engineering for Brit Global Specialty USA with responsibility for Latin America and the Caribbean. Yesid will be based in Miami, reporting to Juan Calvache, effective 14 May 2016.

Yesid brings over twenty years of experience in the insurance and reinsurance market specialising in engineering underwriting. He joins from Partner Re where he was most recently Senior Engineering Underwriter. Prior to this, Yesid spent five years at the Transatlantic Reinsurance Company as Assistant Vice President, Technical Lines for their Latin American and Caribbean division. The hire is part of the Group’s strategy to expand its footprint in the Americas, focusing on specialist areas where it can deliver sustainable and profitable growth.

“We are delighted to have someone of Yesid’s calibre to enhance our offering in the region,” said Juan Calvache, Senior Vice President, Latin America. “He brings both the technical expertise and the industry pedigree that are essential in the engineering sector. We look forward to having Yesid join our Miami platform as we continue to enhance our product lines in Latin America.”

Matthew Wilson, Brit Group Deputy CEO and Brit Global Specialty CEO, commented: “Latin America is an important region for us, and Yesid’s hire will complement our already strong Miami hub. Developing our local distribution capabilities through underwriters with both well established relationships and industry expertise is an important part of our strategy as we continue to look to enable Brit to offer the best solutions for our clients.”