To further develop global reinsurance platform

Max Capital has appointed David Kalainoff as president of reinsurance operations. Most recently, he served as managing director reinsurance and executive vice president and chief underwriting officer of casualty reinsurance of Max Bermuda.

Prior to joining Max in 2003, Mr Kalainoff served at Transatlantic Reinsurance Company in New York, where he served as senior vice president of specialty casualty. Prior to joining Transatlantic in 1996, he held management positions at Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company and Continental Insurance Company.

Marston Becker, chairman and CEO of Max Capital, said: Dave is a longstanding and valued member of Max’s senior leadership team and is well equipped to assume management responsibility for all of the Group’s reinsurance activities outside of Lloyd’s.

“Dave has an impressive track record as a reinsurance underwriter and is a very capable leader. During the past several years, he has successfully built a profitable book of casualty reinsurance business for Max. We believe that Dave has the skills, experience and motivation that will be critical as we seek to further develop our global reinsurance platform.”