JLT Specialty Insurance Services Inc. Announces Appointment of Chris Najim as Senior Vice President, Analytics & Consulting

13 April 2015

JLT Specialty Insurance Services Inc. (JLT Specialty USA), a U.S. subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc. (JLT), one of the world’s leading specialty-focused providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Najim as Senior Vice President of Analytics and Consulting.

Najim will work alongside JLT Specialty brokers and other client facing professionals to provide clients with insurance program analytics needs – including retention and limit analysis for a variety of different risk classes. He will also lead efforts to deliver JLT Specialty’s proprietary modeling tools, like the D&O Broker Analytics Model, to our client base. In addition, Najim will assist clients to quantify non-traditional risk exposures to gain a better understanding of potential gain and loss scenarios.

“We are pleased to welcome Chris to the JLT Specialty family and our analytics team as a senior analytical expert,” said Mike Giacobbe, Executive Vice President, Head of Analytics and Consulting. “Chris has the ability to take the most complex situations and devise optimum, non-customary solutions for clients that are rooted in critical and detailed analysis. We look forward to leveraging his analytical approach and are confident he will be invaluable in delivering our unique modeling tools to our clients – helping them support risk decision making.” 

Since 2007 Najim served as Vice President and Senior Actuary at Swiss Reinsurance America Corporation where he performed pricing analyses for regional and national treaty accounts across both property and casualty lines of business.  He also led several teams responsible for updating and improving treaty pricing models at the firm.  Previously, Najim was an Associate Actuary at Safeco Personal Insurance from 2004 to 2007, where he led research on the firm's personal auto rating and underwriting model.  Prior to that, he held a number of analytical and actuarial roles involving statistical analyses and specialty products.  Najim holds a Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Iowa.  He previously earned an M.S. in Statistics from the same university, and a B.A. in Mathematics from Knox College.  He is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. 

This announcement comes as JLT continues its strategy in expanding its USA capabilities around key specialty areas of energy, technology, construction, financial lines, credit, political & security and aerospace. 

JLT encourages any potential applicants who are interested in rapidly developing their careers and becoming part of its U.S. Specialty team to contact Sue Corney at 518.782.3143, sue.corney@jltholdings.com or visit www.jlt.com

About JLT Specialty Insurance Services Inc.

JLT Specialty Insurance Services Inc. is the U.S. platform of the leading specialty business advisory firm Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group. Our experts have deep industry and product experience serving leading U.S. and global firms.   

About Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc. 

Jardine Lloyd Thompson is one of the world’s leading providers of insurance, reinsurance 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 more than 10,000 employees. Supported by the JLT International Network, it offers risk management and employee benefit solutions in 140 countries. 


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