AXIS Capital appoints Eric Paglieri as Head of Environmental


AXIS has announced (2 January 2024) the appointment of Eric Paglieri as Head of Environmental within the North America division. Mr. Paglieri is based out of New York and will report to Michael McKenna, Head of North America at AXIS.

Mr. Paglieri will lead the Environmental underwriting team and focus on elevating the AXIS specialty insurance offering in North America within our suite of environmental liability coverages, tailored to meet the specific needs of contractors, consultants, manufacturers, and commercial properties.

“The environmental liability risk landscape continues to evolve and remain complex as new liabilities emerge and the regulatory environment in North America shifts,” said Mr. McKenna. “This complexity requires the long-term, disciplined underwriting approach and specialist risk knowledge that our Environmental team has demonstrated since its launch. As we continue to elevate our leadership in specialty insurance segments, I am delighted that Eric Paglieri has joined AXIS as North America’s Head of Environmental. Eric brings leadership, underwriting skills, and experience to help us deliver the tailored solutions that our partners and customers require in this ever-evolving risk landscape.”

Mr. Paglieri brings 15 years of underwriting experience to AXIS with a deep knowledge of environmental risk, specializing in general liability, product liability, site pollution, and excess liability.

He joins AXIS from Ascot where he helped launch the environmental division in 2019. His responsibilities included leading both underwriting and operations teams. He developed a profitable, balanced risk portfolio while expanding national distribution relationships across the sector. He has a keen understanding of a broker’s perspective, having spent two years as a P&C producer with Program Brokerage Corp. (now known as Specialty Wholesale Insurance Solutions) placing various classes of business with a focus on NY construction.

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