Steve Dimaria joins JLT Towers Re to build out North American Agriculture Capability

01 June 2014

Toronto: JLT Towers Re is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Dimaria as Senior Vice President with responsibility for Canadian Agriculture.

Alastair Speare-Cole, Co-Chief Executive Officer, JLT Towers Re, said “Steve is a really great hire for the business and testament to our focus on client needs and ongoing success. We see Agriculture as an important specialty area for JLT Towers Re. We are keen to build out our agricultural reinsurance practice in a number of geographies including China, USA and Canada”.

Eric Steen, Executive Vice President, JLT Towers Re, said “Steve’s experience in the Agriculture sector, as well as the Property and Casualty market will I know be very well received by our clients, prospects and also our reinsurance partners throughout the world. Whilst JLT Towers Re has a global Agriculture practice, Steve’s arrival will give us important local experience and expertise to build out this practice in North America. We are very excited to be welcoming Steve to the team”.

Steve has almost 20 years of reinsurance experience, prior to joining JLT Towers Re, Steve worked for Aon Benfield Canada as Vice President and Head of Agriculture. There he worked with key clients in the Canadian market,providing them with innovative and creative risk transfer solutions and service. Steve will be based in the Toronto office and will play a key role in growing the capabilities of JLT Towers Re in North America.

Commenting on his appointment, Steve Dimaria said “I am delighted to be joining the organization at this time and to be given the opportunity to build the local Agriculture practice from the ground up. The evolving Agriculture and Reinsurance industries present many challenges and opportunities, and we are eager to evolve in unison with these. Ultimately our sole focus is to further the objectives of our clients. To do so as part of the JLT Towers Re team and global brand will be a truly rewarding experience for us as well as our business partners.”  

Enquiries:

JLT Towers Re Isabella Young Tel: (+44) 20 7558 3387/ (+44) 7920 586 032 Email: Isabella.Young@JLTTowersRe.com

About JLT Towers Re

JLT Towers Re was formed in 2013 when JLT Group acquired Towers Watson’s reinsurance business and merged it with JLT Reinsurance Brokers, creating a new force in the international reinsurance market.

With over 700 professionals in 30 locations across 16 countries, JLT Towers Re has established North American and London Market reinsurance broking businesses combined with international reinsurance operations and a dynamic brand, creating a business that provides clients with enhanced scale, capability and market presence. JLT Towers Re is part of the Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc one of the world’s largest suppliers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services.

JLT Group plc is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and owns offices in 39 territories with over 9,000 employees. Supported by the JLT International Network, it offers risk management and employee benefit solutions in 135 countries.

www.JLTTowersRe.com

About Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc

Jardine Lloyd Thompson is one of the world’s largest providers of insurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services. JLT’s client proposition is built upon its deep specialist knowledge, client advocacy, tailored advice and service excellence.

JLT is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and owns offices in 39 territories with some 9,000 employees. Supported by the JLT International Network, it offers risk management and employee benefit solutions in 135 countries.

www.JLTGroup.com

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