Axis Re has appointed Marcus Pollak to head up underwriting processes and portfolio management activities at the reinsurer.

In his new role Pollak will report to Megan Thomas, the Bermudian’s recently appointed chief underwriting officer.

Pollak has spent the last 17 years at PartnerRe, where he was most recently head of analysis and reporting.

Prior to that, he was the chief operating officer for specialty lines and the head of credit and surety.

“Marcus’ appointment as head of our newly created product centre is an important step towards establishing a modern and sophisticated approach to underwriting and portfolio management,” Thomas said.

“A proven leader with deep reinsurance underwriting and portfolio management expertise, Marcus is extremely well positioned to support the execution of Axis Re’s goals and will be a valuable member of the reinsurance products team,” she added.