Albert Benchimol joins Axis as CFO in January 2011

Albert Benchimol, former PartnerRe chief executive officer and executive vice president, will join Bermudian (re)insurer Axis Capital in January 2011 as its new CFO.

Benchimol will also join the company’s executive committee and report directly to John Charman, chief executive officer and president of AXIS Capital.

Until October, Benchimol had held his positions at PartnerRe since he joined in 2000. In 2007, he took on the additional role of CEO of PartnerRe’s Capital Markets Group.

John Charman, CEO and president of Axis Capital, said: “At this important time in the company’s continuing strong development, Albert brings to this position extensive international finance and investments expertise, proven management skills and strategic finance and risk management acumen. I very much welcome Albert and look forward to having him as a key partner working closely with me and my colleagues at Axis Capital.”