Everest Re Group, a Bermuda-based property and casualty reinsurance and insurance firm, has appointed Jean-Luc Gourgeon as new European general manager, based in London.

Gourgeon was most recently the chief underwriting officer for Paris Re Group and CEO of Paris Re France, having spent over 20 years in various roles at Paris Re and its predecessor companies.

Over that time, he had responsibility for underwriting and product development across various classes of business and territories.

Everest Re Group is a Bermuda holding company that operates through subsidiaries. Everest Reinsurance provides reinsurance to property and casualty insurers in both the US and international markets.

Everest Reinsurance Bermuda including through its branch in the UK, provides reinsurance and insurance to worldwide property and casualty markets and reinsurance to life insurers. Everest Reinsurance Ireland provides reinsurance to non-life insurers in Europe.

Everest National Insurance and Everest Security Insurance provide property and casualty insurance to policyholders in the US. Everest Indemnity Insurance offers excess and surplus lines insurance in the US. Everest Insurance Company of Canada provides property and casualty insurance to policyholders in Canada.