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AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd (AXS.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Butt

74 2002 Chairman of the Board of Directors

Albert Benchimol

59 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Joseph Henry

64 2012 Chief Financial Officer

Christopher DiSipio

54 2012 Chief Executive Officer of AXIS Accident & Health

Jan Ekberg

60 2017 Interim Chief Executive Officer - AXIS Reinsurance

Peter Wilson

57 2014 Chief Executive Officer of AXIS Insurance

Peter Vogt

53 2017 Deputy Chief Financial Officer

Jane Boisseau

71 2012 Independent Director

Charles Davis

68 2005 Independent Director

Robert Friedman

74 2001 Independent Director

Christopher Greetham

72 2006 Independent Director

Maurice Keane

75 2002 Independent Director

Cheryl-Ann Lister

60 2008 Independent Director

Thomas Ramey

73 2009 Independent Director

Henry Smith

68 2004 Independent Director

Wilhelm Zeller

72 2009 Independent Director

Linda Ventresca

IR Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Butt

Mr. Michael A. Butt serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Axis Capital Holdings Ltd, since September 2002. Mr. Butt has over 49 years of insurance industry experience. From 1982 to 1986, Mr. Butt was the Chairman of Sedgwick Limited and Vice Chairman of the Sedgwick Group plc. From 1987 to 1992, Mr. Butt served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Eagle Star Holdings plc and Eagle Star Insurance Company. From 1993 to 1998, Mr. Butt was Chief Executive Officer and President of Mid Ocean Limited. From 1998 to August 2002, Mr. Butt was a director of XL Capital Ltd. Mr. Butt also is a former director of the Farmers Insurance Group, BAT Industries and Instituto Nazionale delle Assicuranzioni. Mr. Butt also was the Chairman of the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers from January 2008 through December 2009. In 2011, Mr. Butt was appointed as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire to commemorate his distinguished contributions toward the building of the Bermuda reinsurance industry.

Albert Benchimol

Mr. Albert A. Benchimol serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited. He was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited in May 2012 and has served as a director since January 2012. Mr. Benchimol joined the Company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in January 2011. He formerly served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of PartnerRe Ltd. from April 2000 through September 2010, and Chief Executive Officer of PartnerRe Ltd.’s Capital Markets Group business unit from June 2007 through September 2010. Prior to joining PartnerRe, Mr. Benchimol was Senior Vice President and Treasurer at Reliance Group Holdings, Inc. for 11 years and was previously with the Bank of Montreal from 1982 to 1989.

Joseph Henry

Mr. Joseph C. Henry is no longer Chief Financial Officer of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited., effective January 1, 2018. He previously had served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of XL Insurance since 2006. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Henry was the Global Controller for XL Global Services and also served as the interim Corporate Controller for XL Capital from 2005 to 2006. Prior to joining XL, he held various senior leadership positions at Meadowbrook Insurance Group including Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Henry began his career at KPMG where he became an Audit Partner before leaving to join the Hanover Insurance Companies as its Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in 1987.

Christopher DiSipio

Mr. Christopher N. DiSipio serves as Chief Executive Officer of AXIS Accident & Health of Axis Capital Holdings Ltd, since February 2009 and has served as an Executive Officer since September 2012. Mr. DiSipio develops and implements our Accident & Health strategy worldwide. He has over 31 years of experience in the insurance industry, specifically in the Accident & Health business. Prior to joining AXIS, he had been with the Chubb Corporation since 1999, most recently as the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President for Life, Accident & Health. Mr. DiSipio began his insurance career in 1984 as an underwriter with CNA Insurance Company, where he helped start and subsequently led the company’s International Accident & Health Division.

Jan Ekberg

Mr. Jan Ekberg has been re-designated as President, Chief Underwriting Officer - AXIS Re Europe of the Company. Mr. Ekberg has more than 40 years of (re)insurance industry experience with more than 20 of these years managing underwriting businesses. He joined AXIS Re Europe in 2004 shortly after its formation and has been integral to establishing AXIS Re Europe as a leading international reinsurer. In his current position, Mr. Ekberg serves as President and Chief Underwriting Officer of AXIS Re Europe. During his tenure at AXIS, he has led the Property Risk team and the Engineering team. Before joining AXIS, Mr. Ekberg served in various underwriting and management positions at Nordisk Re in Copenhagen, Employers Re and GE Frankona in Munich. He spent the first nine years of his career in primary insurance.

Peter Wilson

Mr. Peter W. Wilson serves as Chief Executive Officer of AXIS Insurance of AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd, since April 2014. He joined AXIS in May 2013 as President of U.S. Insurance. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Wilson served as President and Chief Operating Officer for CNA Specialty, a unit of CNA Financial Corporation, which is focused on professional and management liability, healthcare, surety and other specialized insurance products and services. During his more than 20-year tenure with CNA Financial Corporation, Mr. Wilson served in a number of leadership positions and had management responsibility for a diverse group of business units operating both in the U.S. and internationally. Prior to CNA, he served as an Executive Vice President at AIG, where he managed AIG’s commercial public D&O business in the U.S.

Peter Vogt

Mr. Peter Vogt has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the Company., effective January 1, 2018. He has served as Chief Operating Officer at the Company’s Insurance business unit since 2013. Previously from 2010 to 2013, Mr. Vogt served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the Company’s Accident & Health business unit. From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Vogt served as Chief Financial Officer of Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company. From 1999 to 2005, he served as Chief Financial Officer of CIGNA’s Group Insurance business. Prior to this, Mr. Vogt held management and executive positions at Hartford Life Insurance Company over a 14 year period, including holding a series of actuarial roles and leading the sales, marketing and product development team for the corporate retirement business. Mr. Vogt holds a BBA in Actuarial Science and Economics from Temple University and is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

Jane Boisseau

Ms. Jane Boisseau serves as Independent Director of Axis Capital Holdings Ltd since December 2012. Ms. Boisseau is a former partner and Co-Chair of the Insurance Regulatory Department of the law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP with substantial experience in a variety of insurance regulatory, compliance and transactional matters. She began her legal career in 1985 at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Leiby & MacRae, the predecessor firm to Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP. Ms. Boisseau holds a law degree from the New York University School of Law.

Charles Davis

Mr. Charles A. Davis serves as Independent Director of Axis Capital Holdings Ltd. Since June 2005, Mr. Davis has been a member and the Chief Executive Officer of Stone Point Capital LLC (“Stone Point”). From 1998 until May 2005, he was with MMC Capital, Inc., a subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., serving as the Chief Executive Officer from 1999 to 2005 and Chairman from 2002 to 2005. He also served as a Vice Chairman of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. from 1999 to November 2004. Prior to joining MMC Capital in 1998, Mr. Davis spent 23 years at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where, among other positions, he served as head of Investment Banking Services worldwide, head of the Financial Services Industry Group, a General Partner, a Senior Director and a Limited Partner. Mr. Davis also is a director of The Hershey Company and The Progressive Corporation.

Robert Friedman

Mr. Robert L. Friedman serves as Independent Director of Axis Capital Holdings Ltd. Since July 2012, Mr. Friedman has been a Senior Advisor of The Blackstone Group L.P. (“Blackstone”). From February 1999 to June 2012, he was a Senior Managing Director of that firm, and from January 2003 to August 2010 he was also its Chief Legal Officer. Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Friedman was a partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP for 25 years, where he had served as a senior member of that law firm’s mergers and acquisitions practice. Mr. Friedman currently serves as a director of YRC Worldwide Inc.

Christopher Greetham

Mr. Christopher V. Greetham serves as Independent Director of Axis Capital Holdings Ltd, since October 2006. From 1996 to 2006, he served as Chief Investment Officer of XL Capital Ltd. From 1982 to 1996, Mr. Greetham was Chief Financial Officer of OIL Insurance Ltd. and President of OIL Investment Corporation Ltd. Between 1975 and 1982, Mr. Greetham served as an investment analyst and a portfolio manager at Bankers Trust Company.

Maurice Keane

Mr. Maurice A. Keane serves as Independent Director of Axis Capital Holdings Ltd, since September 2002. Mr. Keane formerly was the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of Ireland, a position he held from 1998 until 2002. He was Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer from 1991 through 1997, having been a Managing Director since 1983. He was a member of the National Pension Reserve Fund Commission from February 2007 until December 2014. He served as a director of Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Limited (formerly Anglo Irish Bank Corporation Limited) from the time of its nationalization in January 2009 until February 2013.

Cheryl-Ann Lister

Ms. Cheryl-Ann Lister serves as Independent Director of Axis Capital Holdings Limited, since September 2008. Ms. Lister began her career in 1980 in the investment department of the Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited. From 1987 to 1992, she served as the manager of the investment department at Bermuda Commercial Bank. In 1992, she joined EBT Securities Limited, a privately held international investment trading company, and ultimately served as a director with responsibilities for the company’s operations in Bermuda and Brazil. From 1999 through 2006, Ms. Lister served in both the Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer roles at the Bermuda Monetary Authority, which is responsible for regulating and supervising financial institutions in Bermuda. Ms. Lister was a founding member and President of the Bermuda Society of Financial Analysts and served as a Governor for the Association of Investment Management and Research (now the CFA Institute). She also served as President of the International Society of Financial Analysts. Ms. Lister currently serves as a consultant to the Bermuda Ministry of Justice on matters relating to anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism financing, is the Chairperson of the National Anti-Money Laundering Committee and serves as a director of FIL Limited.

Thomas Ramey

Mr. Thomas C. Ramey serves as Independent Director of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, since July 2009. Mr. Ramey was Chairman and President of Liberty International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Mutual Group, from 1997 to 2009. He also served as Executive Vice President of Liberty Mutual Group from 1995 through 2009. Prior to joining Liberty, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of American International Healthcare, a subsidiary of AIG, and founder and President of an international healthcare trading company. He is currently a trustee of the Brookings Institution. Mr. Ramey was formerly a Director of The Warranty Group, the International Insurance Society, the Coalition of Services Industries and Chairman of the International Fund for Animal Welfare. He was also formerly a member of the Chongqing, China Mayor’s International Advisory Council.

Henry Smith

Mr. Henry B. Smith serves as Independent Director of Axis Capital Holdings Ltd, since May 2004. Mr. Smith served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of W.P. Stewart & Co., Ltd. from May 2005 to March 2006. Mr. Smith is the former Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of Bermuda Limited, a position he held from March 1997 until March 2004. He joined the Bank of Bermuda in 1973 as a management trainee and held various senior positions within the Bank of Bermuda, including Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, Executive Vice President, Europe and Senior Vice President and General Manager, Retail Banking.

Wilhelm Zeller

Mr. Wilhelm Zeller serves as Independent Director of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, since July 2009. From 1996 to June 2009, Mr. Zeller served as the Chairman of the Executive Board of Hannover Re. Prior to joining Hannover Re, he was a member of the Executive Board of Cologne Re from 1977 through 1995. In 1995, he was also a member of the Executive Council of General Re Corporation, the new principal shareholder of Cologne Re. From 1970 through 1977, Mr. Zeller served as the head of the Casualty Department and International Department Non-Life at Zurich Insurance Company. A NACD board leadership fellow, he currently is a corporate director and consultant, serving as a director of EIS Group Ltd. and Willis Towers Watson & co.

Linda Ventresca

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