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Ascot appoints Marina S. Barg as Chief Claims Officer, North America

Ascot today announces the appointment of Marina S. Barg as Chief Claims Officer, North America.

Marina will lead the continued development of Ascot’s claims vision across its North America businesses which supports the company’s tech, risk and client centric strategy. The role includes the leadership and management of all claims operations and alignment with the Group’s One Ascot ecosystem and philosophy.

Marina will work closely with Ascot executives across Bermuda, U.S. insurance and Ethos Specialty business units, while collaborating with the market-leading Lloyd’s claims team in London. In the newly created role, Marina will report to Matt Kramer, CEO, Ascot U.S.

With over two decades of legal and claims experience, Marina joins Ascot from W.R. Berkley where she was Head of Claims for their corporate segment, managing complex and high exposure matters across multiple operating units. Prior to this, she spent six years at Navigators, firstly on U.S. casualty claims before being promoted to Chief Claims Officer. Marina has also spent time at Starr Companies and AIG working across a range of casualty related exposures.

Commenting on the appointment, Matt Kramer said:

“I’m delighted to welcome Marina to Ascot as we continue to focus on delivering leading claims capabilities aligned with our goal of providing a client-centric experience to our brokers and policyholders. Marina is a seasoned claims practitioner who has demonstrated a tech-first vision for the digital transformation of large complex claims functions. As we continue to place our claims service at the very heart of our insurance ecosystem, I’m excited to have her join the Ascot leadership team and know our customers will benefit from her presence in our organization.”

Marina Barg added:

“I’m thrilled to join the team of talented risk professionals at Ascot. The company has 20 years of providing service to clients and a philosophy of efficient and fair claims resolutions.  I look forward to working with Matt and the various teams to ensure we continue this track record of excellent claims management underpinned by digital integration and customer service.”