AXIS Insurance Expands US Cyber Team

IBA - June 16, 2020 - AXIS Insurance, the specialty insurance business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings, has announced the appointment of Eric Seyfried as head of cyber, US open market.

In his new role, Seyfried will help design and implement the US strategy and direction for AXIS Insurance’s Global Cyber and Technology business. He will also oversee underwriting results for cyber, technology errors and omissions, media and miscellaneous professional liability products written by the business in the US. Seyfried will be based in New York and will report to Dan Trueman, global head of cyber and technology for AXIS Insurance.

Seyfried has more than 20 years of industry experience, as well as six years of experience in the legal sector. Prior to joining AXIS, he served as managing director and East Region leader and broker officer for Aon Risk Services. He has also served as senior vice president and national product champion of professional liability at Marsh & McLennan Companies and senior claims counsel at National Insurance Company.

“AXIS has built a market-leading cyber and technology offering by attracting exceptional talent,” Trueman said. “Eric is well known as a strategic leader, bringing decades of experience in insurance. He has expertise in the complexities of cyber risks and is a trusted leader in both cybersecurity and threat protection. We see many opportunities to develop our US products, and look forward to Eric leading our continued investment and growth in these exciting and relevant products in the important US market alongside a talented team.”