Tuesday 26 March 2019 - Company news

Tokio Marine HCC Names Christopher Skarinka as President of its Public Risk Group

Public Risk

Tokio Marine HCC today announced that Christopher Skarinka, Chief Operating Officer for its Professional Lines and Public Risk Groups, has been promoted to President of the Public Risk Group, effective April 1, 2019, succeeding Thomas Harmeyer who will continue to serve the division as Executive Chairman.

Prior to joining Tokio Marine HCC in 2018, Mr. Skarinka was a co-founder of Athenium Analytics, a risk analytics company, and served there as President and a member of the Board of Directors. In 2012, he co-founded Kanopy Insurance, an independent personal lines agency. From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Skarinka worked as an Associate for Great Hill Equity Partners, a private equity firm. He started his career as an Analyst at Deutsche Bank Securities in 2007, after graduating from Harvard University with an AB in Social Studies.

“We are very excited for our municipal clients and our expansion plans in that market niche because Chris has demonstrated the entrepreneurial spirit that sets us apart from our competitors. His expertise in envisioning and designing technological solutions for the insurance industry will help us execute the growth plans for our leading Public Entity practice,” said Mr. Harmeyer.

“The opportunity to lead the Public Risk Group is exciting, particularly given the complex needs of our policyholders and the critical services they provide the American public.Thomas’ leadership over the past seven years has resulted in a market-leading business with a strong culture of underwriting and service to customers. These values provide the foundation to accelerate innovation, expand into new territories and invest further in growth,” commented Mr. Skarinka.

Tokio Marine HCC is the marketing name used to describe the affiliated companies under the common ownership of HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc., a Delaware incorporated insurance holding company. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Tokio Marine HCC is a leading specialty insurance group with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom and Continental Europe. Tokio Marine HCC’s major domestic insurance companies have financial strength ratings of “AA- (Very Strong)” from S&P Global Ratings, “A++ (Superior)” from A.M. Best, and “AA- (Very Strong)” from Fitch Ratings; its major international insurance companies have financial strength ratings of“AA- (Very Strong)” from S&P Global Ratings. Tokio Marine HCC is a member of theTokio Marine Group, a premier global company founded in 1879 with a market capitalization of $34 billion as of December 31, 2018. For more information about Tokio Marine HCC, please visit www.tokiomarinehcc.com.

The Public Risk Group of Tokio Marine HCC offers a proven range of Risk Control Services to government agencies and organizations that help protect the public.Through its Public Entity program, the group offers one of the most cost effective and comprehensive municipal insurance programs available in the U.S. that is customized for the needs of each client. Its in-house Claims Service processes all claims for Tokio Marine HCC Public Risk. Staffed by a team of experienced claims attorneys and claims professionals, the group investigates, analyzes and resolves claims in a timely manner and utilizes a state-of-the-art processing system, document management system and automated accounting system to expedite the process.