Barents Re is announcing today the appointment of Javier Mercado as Head of Facultative for Latin America. Javier will have a particular focus on developing the Financial Lines portfolio of business in Latin America. Javier will be based in the Miami office and will report to Gary Callaghan, Head of Business Development & Retrocession.
Javier Mercado has over 10 years’ experience in the insurance sector inclusive of financial lines, commercial insurance, cyber, M&A insurance, business development, financial analysis, marketing and new product development. Javier joins from AIG in Miami where he led the Liability business for the Latin America and Caribbean region.
Gary Callaghan, Head of Business Development & Retrocession, said:
“I am delighted to welcome Javier Mercado to Barents Re. Javier has a wealth of experience in a wide range of insurance disciplines and is a great addition to our Latin America team. Javier’s appointment gives us a strong platform from which we can further develop our business in the Latin America region notably in Javier’s specialist area of Financial Lines.”
About Barents Re
Barents Re is a leading independent reinsurance group. Established in 1996, Barents Re has a well-established presence in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia. The company provides a wide range of niche and specialty reinsurance products to property and casualty insurers. On the commercial side, Barents Re is especially strong in Bonds, Energy, Financial Lines, Renewable Energy, Property, Liability, Marine Cargo, Life and Accident & Health. Barents Re is also a growing presence in the Consumer arena with participation in a number of Affinity programs.