Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) today announced that it has appointed two BHSI leaders to regional leadership positions. Alessandro Cerase has been appointed President & Head of Europe Region, and Neeraj Yadvendu is now Head of Middle East and subject to regulatory approval, will concurrently take on the role of Senior Executive Officer of the Dubai International Financial Centre Branch.
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Alessandro Cerase, Head of Europe Region (Photo: Business Wire)
Alessandro joined BHSI in 2018 as Senior Executive Officer (SEO) for BHSI Middle East and led the launch of BHSI’s business in the region. In 2020 he was named to the additional position of Global Property Underwriter Officer for Construction & Energy. He has more than 25 years of global insurance industry experience and has lived and worked in the UK, the U.S, and the Middle East. He will continue to be based in Dubai and report to Peter Eastwood, President and Chief Executive Officer, BHSI.
Neeraj joined BHSI in 2018 as Deputy Senior Executive Officer and Head of Third Party Lines in the Middle East and has played a pivotal role in BHSI’s growth in the region. He has more than 26 years of global insurance industry experience and has lived and worked in the UK, Asia, and the Middle East. Neeraj will continue to be based in Dubai and will report to Marc Breuil, Head of Asia Middle East, BHSI.
“BHSI has been growing steadily and strategically around the globe and at an accelerated pace in our Europe, and Middle East regions,” said Peter Eastwood. “Alessandro and Neeraj, and the stellar teams they have built, have been pivotal to this expansion. In their new roles, these two strong leaders will