Zurich, a property and casualty insurance provider in North America and globally, announced that its Global Energy’s Marine group has appointed Patrick Hickey as vice president – Global Corporate Cargo, North America.
In this newly created role, Hickey will manage the underwriting and growth of ocean cargo coverage to Zurich’s largest corporate customers in North America. David Drake, vice president – Cargo, will continue in his national and regional roles with a renewed focus on growing Zurich’s ocean cargo business to middle market accounts.
Hickey has 20 years experience in marine insurance. Prior to joining Zurich, he worked in the New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco marine markets. He is a past officer of the Marine Underwriters of Southern California and a director and past president of the Board of Marine Underwriters of San Francisco, Inc.
In his new role at Zurich, Hickey will work closely with the North American Marine team and Zurich Global Corporate’s relationship leaders to identify new and expanded opportunities with major accounts in key markets.
“We are excited to have Pat join us in this role. He brings a strong, strategic outlook complemented by rigorous technical skills and market-facing experience,” said James Nawojchik, senior vice president, Global Energy – Marine Group. Nawojchik said Zurich’s global network of marine specialists enables Zurich to work with accounts to understand the risks, manage them more effectively and continually monitor performance. He said Zurich’s global team of marine specialists is backed by a risk engineering network of more than 1,000 specialists in over 30 countries.