He will succeed Nitin Talwalkar, who is departing the company

Everest Re has announced that Kevin Bogardus, head of Business Development for Asia Pacific, has been promoted to chief executive of Everest Reinsurance Company, Singapore branch. Bogardus will continue to report to Artur Klinger.

He will succeed Nitin Talwalkar, who is departing the company.

In his expanded role, Bogardus will oversee operations for Everest Reinsurance across all of Asia Pacific from the regional Singapore office. He will also continue to lead the expansion of Everest Reinsurance’s Asia Pacific business, identifying opportunities for regional growth and portfolio diversification.

“Since Kevin joined Everest last year, he has leveraged his deep network and partnerships throughout the region and successfully led the growth, diversification, and profitability of our Everest Reinsurance Asia Pacific portfolio,” said Artur Klinger, head of International Reinsurance.

“[He] is a well-known leader and respected broadly across our industry. His proven track record of driving growth and high-performing teams make him the ideal leader for our business and offering.”

Prior to joining Everest, Bogardus was Country president at Chubb Singapore, and also served as Country president for Chubb China where he oversaw ACE’s acquisition of Chubb China.

Before that he established a first-of-its-kind direct insurance underwriting syndicate for ACE within Lloyd’s China and served as chief advisor and board director for Huatai P&C Insurance Co.

Kevin Bogardus_Chief Executive of Everest Reinsurance Singapore Branch