Everest Re today announced that Jim Williamson, Executive Vice President and Group Chief Operating Officer will assume additional responsibilities as the Head of the Everest Reinsurance Division effective immediately.

Mr. Williamson succeeds John Doucette, who is leaving the Company to pursue other opportunities.

The appointment of Mr. Williamson to lead Everest’s Reinsurance Division furthers the Company’s focus on profitably growing a balanced and diversified reinsurance and insurance portfolio, underpinned by relentless execution, to maximize shareholder returns and deliver superior earnings and book value per share growth over time.

Juan C. Andrade, Everest President and Chief Executive Officer commented:

“I am excited to have Jim take on the leadership of Everest Reinsurance. He is an experienced and talented executive with a wealth of industry knowledge, and a track record of driving results. This change will enable us to enhance our already strong underwriting and operational discipline.”

“On behalf of the executive management team, I want to thank John for his dedication and many contributions to the organization. Under his leadership, Everest has strengthened its position as a resilient and innovative reinsurer. I wish him well in his future endeavors.”

Mr. Williamson commented, “Everest’s Reinsurance business is world class, and I am energized by the opportunity to lead such an accomplished team. We have exceptional talent around the world, deep partnerships with our brokers and cedants, and the financial resources to continue to execute our global growth strategy.”

About Jim Williamson

Jim Williamson joined Everest in 2020 as the Group Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Williamson began his insurance career as a casualty underwriter at The Hartford. Over the years, at The Hartford, Chubb, and now Everest, he has worked in all aspects of the P&C commercial and consumer lines industry both in the U.S. and internationally running large and successful businesses. He has also had functional responsibilities for actuarial, technology, and claims organizations during his career.