Specialty reinsurance broker BMS Re has appointed Erik Soria as head of new business solutions and co-head of casualty broking.
Soria joins from Bermuda-based reinsurer Conduit Re, where he served as the head of US casualty since 2021.
Before joining Conduit Re, Soria worked as the senior vice president of treaty casualty at SiriusPoint for four years. He initially began his career as a broker, working for Aon and Willis for a decade before transitioning to underwriting, BMS Re said.
Soria will be located in New York and will report to Sean Ryan, who is the deputy CEO. In his new role, Soria will be responsible for overseeing the growth and development of BMS Re’s new business solutions team.
“Attracting and developing talent is where BMS Re thrives. Through his experience in casualty underwriting and his time as an intermediary, Erik not only brings a great pedigree to BMS Re but is also well versed in all facets of our industry. I am delighted to welcome him to the team, his strong technical knowledge and broad experience complements our business well and will contribute immediately to the continued growth of our casualty capabilities,” Ryan commented on Soria’s appointment.
“I am looking forward to re-entering the broking world in a firm that emphasises innovative technological solutions and data analytics alongside its well-established culture of independence and growth,” Soria commented.