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Christopher Harris
Current Employment
  • Company:
    Independent
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Serve as non-executive director and executive adviser for a portfolio of public and private companies in the insurance and reinsurance industries. Executive advisory roles include interim C-suite assignments, strategic consulting services, and speaking engagements.

  • Address:
    3 Fairpoint Gardens
    Pembroke, TEXAS HM05 Bermuda
  • Cell:
    441-707-7483
  • Email:
Previous Employment
  • Company:
    Montpelier Reinsurance Ltd. (2002 - 2015)
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    CEO (2008 – 2015) – Mr. Harris led 200+ employees and managed operations in Bermuda, the Lloyd’s market, and the U.S.
    He also served as Chief Underwriting Officer, Chief Risk Officer, and Chief Actuary earlier in his Montpelier career.

  • Company:
    Various (1991 - 2002)
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Served as Chief Actuary for a Bermuda reinsurer; Managed the actuarial and risk management practice for an industry consulting firm; Served in underwriting and actuarial management roles for large US commercial insurer

Credentials
  • Attorney:
    No
  • Degrees:
    B.S. Mathematics
    MBA Financial Management
  • Designations:
    Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society
    Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter
    Chartered Financial Analyst
    Associate in Reinsurance
  • Languages:
    English
Work Experience
  • Insurance Company: 5 years.
    Underwriting Department: 2 years.
    Actuarial Department: 3 years.
  • Reinsurance Company: 15 years.
    Underwriting Department: 3 years.
    Executive Officer (CEO, COO, CFO, Chief Actuary): 9 years.
    Claim Department: 1 year.
    Finance Department: 1 year.
    Actuarial Department: 1 year.
  • Insurance-related Firms: 5 years.
    Actuarial Firm: 5 years.
  • Independent/Other Relevant Experience: 3 years.
    Other : 3 years. Board Member, Executive Adviser
Breakdown of Experience
  • Accident & Health
    10%
By Market
  • U.S. Market:
    25%
  • U.K. Market:
    15%
  • Bermuda/Off-shore Market:
    50%
  • European Market:
    5%
  • Global Market:
    5%

Insurance vs. Reinsurance: 30/70%
Treaty vs. Facultative Reinsurance: 90/10%
Former Insurance or Reinsurance Company Officer
Current Insurance or Reinsurance Company Director

Arbitration Experience

Number of Arbitrations

As Corporate Representative: 2

Company Representative Experience
Number of Arbitrations
2
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Biography

Christopher Harris is an independent arbitrator and a seasoned CEO and board member with over 25 years of global insurance and reinsurance experience. Mr. Harris serves as a non-executive director and executive adviser for a portfolio of companies.

Chris served as CEO and President and board member of Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: MRH), a $2 billion Bermuda-based property and casualty reinsurer from 2008 to 2015. Mr. Harris led 200+ employees and managed operations in Bermuda, the Lloyd’s market, and the U.S.

Prior to his CEO role, Mr. Harris served as Chief Underwriting Officer, Chief Risk Officer, and Chief Actuary for Montpelier. He also managed the actuarial and risk consulting practice for a large firm and served in an underwriting management role for a large US commercial insurer.

His professional designations include Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), and Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU).