Argo Group International Holdings' Dubai-based subsidiary, Argo Re (DIFC) has hired Jason Dsouza as a casualty and professional lines underwriter.

Dsouza will directly report to Argo Re (DIFC) chief underwriting officer, Lina Hantas.

Argo Re (DIFC) senior executive officer Tony Cabot commented, ”Jason’s capabilities, coupled with his experience and existing broker relationships, complement the rest of the underwriting team, as we look to offer expanded product lines in an important, growing market.”

Dsouza served as casualty underwriter for Chartis Memsa Holdings, and a process analyst and junior underwriter for AXA Business Services, prior to joining Argo Re.

He also hold significant casualty underwriting experience on international accounts for two well-known international insurance companies in India and the UAE.

Argo Group is a Bermuda-based underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance product in the property and casualty market.

Established in September 2011, Argo Re (DIFC) serves as Argo Group’s hub for the MENA Region, focusing on casualty, professional and financial lines insurance.