AXIS Capital Holdings, a Bermuda-based specialty lines insurance and treaty reinsurance provider has appointed Koorosh Beigian as its new chief information officer (CIO) and executive vice president.

Koorosh, who will be based in New York, will manage AXIS Capital’s global information technology organization and will report to AXIS Capital chief operations officer John Murray.

Murray said Koorosh has 25 years of experience in IT functions at major financial services companies and the company expects to leverage his expertise to maintain and augment its IT capabilities.

Koorosh served as global chief technology officer at ACE, where he was responsible for all aspects of the company’s IT infrastructure on a global basis.

Prior to ACE, Koorosh also worked with Combined Insurance Company as its Global CIO to manage all aspects of IT service delivery across its supplemental insurance products group, prior to joining ACE Group.