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AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd (AXS.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Butt

75 2002 Chairman of the Board of Directors

Albert Benchimol

60 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Peter Vogt

54 2018 Chief Financial Officer

Steve Arora

41 2018 Chief Executive Officer - AXIS Re

Jan Ekberg

60 2018 President, Chief Underwriting Officer - AXIS Re Europe

Ann Haugh

45 2018 President - Global Markets

Helen O'Sullivan

2018 Chief Executive Officer - AXIS Specialty Europe SE and AXIS Re SE

Peter Wilson

58 2014 Chief Executive Officer of AXIS Insurance

Kent Ziegler

56 2018 Principal Accounting Officer, Global Corporate Controller

Megan Thomas

2018 Chief Underwriting Officer

Henry Smith

69 2017 Lead Independent Director

Elanor Hardwick

2018 Director

Charles Davis

69 2005 Independent Director

Robert Friedman

75 2001 Independent Director

Christopher Greetham

73 2006 Independent Director

Maurice Keane

76 2002 Independent Director

Cheryl-Ann Lister

61 2008 Independent Director

Thomas Ramey

74 2009 Independent Director

Barbara Yastine

58 2018 Independent Director

Wilhelm Zeller

73 2009 Independent Director

Matthew Rohrmann

2018 IR Contact 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. He has over 50 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 is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited. He 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.

Peter Vogt

Mr. Peter J. Vogt is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He previously served as the Company’s Deputy CFO from July 1, 2017 until his appointment as CFO in January 2018 and was also Chief Operating Officer of AXIS Insurance from 2013 to June 2017. Mr. Vogt joined AXIS in 2010 as CFO and COO of the Company’s Accident & Health business unit. Prior to AXIS, Mr. Vogt served as CFO of Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company. He also held the CFO role at CIGNA’s Group Insurance business. Mr. Vogt started his career at Hartford Life Insurance Company where, over nearly 14 years, he held a series of actuarial roles and eventually led sales, marketing and product development for its corporate retirement business. Mr. Vogt holds a BBA in Actuarial Science from Temple University and is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

Steve Arora

Mr. Steve K. Arora is Chief Executive Officer - AXIS Re of the Company. Mr. Arora came to AXIS from Swiss Re where he spent 18 years in a variety of senior positions, most recently as Head of Casualty Reinsurance and as a member of the Reinsurance Executive Committee. He has held positions in New York, Munich, London, Tokyo and Zurich, and his expertise crosses Finance, Risk Management, Underwriting, and General Management. In his most recent role at Swiss Re, Mr. Arora led a 250 person organization that spanned the Company’s global network of offices. Previously he served as President and Managing Director of Swiss Re Japan, where he had oversight of the Company’s entire Japanese platform. Mr. Arora held multiple positions at GE Insurance Solutions prior to its acquisition by Swiss Re.

Jan Ekberg

Mr. Jan Ekberg has been re-designated as President, Chief Underwriting Officer - AXIS Re Europe of the Company. He 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.

Ann Haugh

Ms. Ann Haugh is President - Global Markets of the Company. She joins AXIS Re from the international insurance services firm Thomas Miller, where she was Group Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Thomas Miller Holdings Board. Prior to Thomas Miller, Ms. Haugh spent three years at Aspen Insurance Group, where she held a number of senior underwriting and operations leadership positions, including President, International Insurance; Global Chief Operating Officer and Chief Underwriting Officer for the company's insurance operation; and a member of the company's Group Executive Committee. Previously, she spent six years at Zurich Insurance, where she was most recently worldwide Group Chief of Staff, with earlier roles as CEO, Global Corporate UK, and Global Chief Operating Officer for the company's Global Corporate division. She was also Chief Underwriting Officer & Chief Operating Officer, Executive Liability, for Arch Insurance. She began her career as a Financial Lines Underwriter working at Zurich U.S. and Great American Insurance Company, where she gained experience in underwriting and operations, both in the U.S. and internationally.

Helen O'Sullivan

Ms. Helen O'Sullivan is Chief Executive Officer - AXIS Specialty Europe SE and AXIS Re SE of the Company. Most recently, Ms. O'Sullivan was deputy global tax director at AXIS where she helped the Company build and execute a sophisticated finance, compliance and international tax strategy. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. O'Sullivan held positions at Bank of Ireland and Chapman Flood Mazars Chartered Accountants. Ms. O'Sullivan is Chair of the Insurance Working Group of the IFS 2020 (Vision for 2020 International Financial Services in Ireland) and Past President of the Irish Taxation Institute. Ms. O'Sullivan will continue to be based in Dublin, and provide support and advice on tax matters. She succeeds Tim Hennessy who earlier this year was named Chief Financial Officer of the International Division for AXIS Insurance. Hennessy remains a director of AXIS Specialty Europe SE and AXIS Re SE.

Peter Wilson

Mr. Peter W. Wilson is 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.

Kent Ziegler

Mr. Kent W. Ziegler is Principal Accounting Officer, Global Corporate Controller of the Company. Mr. Ziegler joins AXIS from Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, GmbH, where he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, with responsibility for all financial matters worldwide and management of the finance team in many different geographic locations. Before joining Allied World in 2013, Mr. Ziegler was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Retail Real Estate for JPMorgan Chase & Company and also served as Senior Vice President and CFO of its Business Banking Division. Prior to that, Mr. Ziegler held various senior roles in the property and casualty insurance industry, where he was responsible for functions in ceded reinsurance, operations, IT, internal audit and finance. He began his career at Ernst & Young.

Megan Thomas

Ms. Megan Thomas is Chief Underwriting Officer of the company. She holds both a Graduate Diploma of Business from the University of New England, New South Wales, Australia; and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Studies, Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Australia. She is licensed to practice law in both New York and Queensland, Australia. Ms. Thomas also holds a Bachelor of Economics degree, Agriculture, from University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia; and a Bachelor of Laws degree (Hons) from Bond University, Queensland, Australia.

Henry Smith

Mr. Henry B. Smith is Lead 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.

Elanor Hardwick

Ms. Elanor Hardwick has been appointed as Director of the company effective November 1, 2018. Prior to joining AXIS, Ms. Hardwick led innovation across Deutsche Bank’s business lines and functions globally, supporting the company’s digital strategy development. Previously, she was Chief Executive Officer of Credit Benchmark Ltd., a FinTech start-up and provider of credit risk data, leading the company from its foundation in 2012. Prior to that, Ms. Hardwick held a succession of senior leadership positions at Thomson Reuters, including Global Head of Strategy, Investment and Advisory; Global Head of Professional Publishing; and Head of Strategy for Europe and Asia. Ms. Hardwick has also worked at Morgan Stanley International, Booz-Allen & Hamilton and the United Kingdom’s Department of Trade and Industry. She earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an M.A. from the University of Cambridge.

Charles Davis

Mr. Charles A. Davis is 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 is also a director of The Hershey Company and The Progressive Corporation.

Robert Friedman

Mr. Robert L. Friedman is 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 served as a senior member of that law firm’s mergers and acquisitions practice. Mr. Friedman is Chairman of the Board of Harrington Reinsurance Holdings Limited and serves as a director of YRC Worldwide Inc.

Christopher Greetham

Mr. Christopher V. Greetham is 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 is 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 is 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 is 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.

Barbara Yastine

Ms. Barbara A. Yastine is Independent Director of the Company, effective July 1, 2018. Ms. Yastine has held a number of senior-level management positions throughout her career. She is the past Chair, CEO and President of Ally Bank, where she guided the company’s growth in the digital and ecommerce space. Prior to that, she was Chief Administrative Officer of the bank’s parent company, Ally Financial. Before Ally Bank, Ms. Yastine was Principal of Southgate Alternative Investments, a start-up diversified alternative asset manager. Prior to Southgate, she had been CFO of Credit Suisse First Boston. Ms. Yastine also spent 15 years at Citigroup and its predecessor companies, where she held several management positions, including CFO of Citigroup’s Global Corporate and Investment Bank, Chief Auditor and Chief Administrative Officer for its Global Consumer division. She is also a past Co-CEO of Lebenthal Holdings LLC. Ms. Yastine currently serves on the Board of Directors of First Data Corporation, Primerica Inc. and Zions Bancorporation.

Wilhelm Zeller

Mr. Wilhelm Zeller is 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.

Matthew Rohrmann