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David Cohen joins Aspen Insurance as president and CUO

3rd November

Aspen is announcing today the appointment of David Cohen as president and chief underwriting officer of its insurance segment, Aspen Insurance.

David was until recently president US and global casualty chief underwriting officer, at Liberty International Underwriters. He will be a member of Aspen's group executive team and report to Mario Vitale, chief executive officer of Aspen's insurance segment.

As President, David will work with Mario to further develop and implement the overall business strategy of Aspen Insurance, accelerating the successful growth of the business. As chief underwriting officer, David will oversee segment business plans and pricing models, support business development activity and act as a referral authority for underwriting risks.

Chris O'Kane, Aspen's group chief executive officer, said: "I am delighted that David has joined Aspen Insurance. He is one of the foremost specialty underwriting leaders with an outstanding track record of building businesses and delivering consistent, cross-cycle returns. He will be a valuable addition to our group executive team and will strengthen even further our Insurance leadership."

David Cohen commented: "I am very excited to be joining a dynamic and successful Aspen Insurance team whose understanding of specialty underwriting is part of the company's DNA. The scale of the opportunity ahead for Aspen Insurance is significant and I look forward to working with my new colleagues to make the most of that opportunity."

Mario Vitale added: "The breadth of David's underwriting and business creation background, and in particular his substantial experience and insights into specialty insurance markets, will be a great asset to us as we deliver growth in our insurance book and develop further our insurance footprint. The entire Insurance leadership team is very much looking forward to working with David."