Erik Nikodem is to retire as Chris Curtin is appointed head of US Property and Maria Grace is named CUO, Global Property

Everest Insurance has announced that Erik Nikodem, president of Global Property, will retire in mid-July, following a successful three decade career. 

“Erik has been a driving force within our company during the last six years,” said Mike Karmilowicz, president and CEO of Everest Insurance. “I am grateful for his leadership and for helping to build our property division into the world-class business it is today, serving our brokers and clients throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia.”

Meanwhile, the company announced that Chris Curtin has been appointed SVP and head of US Property, reporting directly to Mike Karmilowicz, and Patrick Hagerty will assume the role of vice president, Division Underwriting Officer for US Property.

In his position, Curtin will be responsible for driving growth in the company’s US-based Wholesale, Retail, Inland Marine and Middle Market property segments.

Maria Grace, head of International Property, has been named chief underwriting officer of Global Property. She will continue to be based in London, reporting to Mike Mulray, chief operating and underwriting officer for Everest Insurance. She most recently served as head of International Property, overseeing European and Asian property operations.

Karmilowicz continued, “I also want to congratulate Chris, Patrick and Maria on their new roles. We are fortunate to have such a deep bench of leadership talent across our organisation, and I am confident they will further advance the trust we have earned in the property marketplace.”