Beazley has appointed Stephan Vieira as a reinsurance underwriter in its Specialty Surety Treaty unit.

The unit offers treaty and facultative reinsurance for surety and ancillary products.

Mr Vieira will work out of the company's expanding Miami office underwriting surety reinsurance programs in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Mr Vieira joins Beazley from Transatlantic Reinsurance Company, where he was Vice President for Treaty Surety and Credit Underwriting.

Prior to that, he worked for a number of major insurers, reinsurers and brokers in Brazil. Mr Vieira is a current member of the Brazilian Bar Association.

Beazley's global surety treaty team underwrites surety reinsurance and related reinsurance products out of the U.S.
Initially focused on the U.S. and Canada, the unit has expanded its coverage to Japan and continues to expand coverage globally.

Beazley specialty treaty head Jo McCann said: “I am delighted to welcome Stephan as we expand the geographies across which we provide surety reinsurance solutions. Stephan's extensive industry experience and connections will be invaluable in establishing Beazley's profile as a premier reinsurer of surety portfolios throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.”