Everest Re has appointed Ike Barbatsoulis as chief claims officer in its reinsurance division.

Barbatsoulis joins Everest Re from Chubb, where he held a number of roles across the claims team in his nearly two decades at the carrier.

He was most recently senior vice president of Chubb’s global claims unit, holding responsibility for Chubb’s legal and professional services vendor network globally.

Prior to this role, Barbatsoulis was the chief operating officer for Chubb Services Corporation.

“After a very comprehensive search, we are excited to have Ike join our team and lead the reinsurance claims unit,” James Camerino, chief operating officer said.

“He brings a tremendous amount of leadership, expertise and experience and will be instrumental in leading our claims organisation to deliver best in class service to our clients and brokers,” Camerino added.