The Navigators Group (NAVG) announced that Michael J. Casella will join the company as President of International Insurance effective April 1, 2016.

Based in London, Mr. Casella will be responsible for the Company’s International Insurance segment, one of its three operating segments, reporting to Navigators’ President and Chief Executive Officer Stanley Galanski.

Mr. Casella joins Navigators from Travelers Insurance, following a distinguished 32- year career with Chubb. His previous executive responsibility included assignments as CEO of Chubb Insurance Company of Europe and of Chubb’s Lloyd’s managing agency.

Mr. Galanski commented, "Michael is a seasoned global insurance executive who has lived and worked in markets in the U.S., Europe and Asia. He is an accomplished business builder and a proven team player with an approach that fits well with our entrepreneurial culture.

"We look forward to having him join our team to lead the ongoing development of our International Insurance business."

Mr. Casella stated, "I am excited about joining the leadership team of Navigators. The strong foundation in the London market, with both a long-term participation in the Lloyd’s market and branch of Navigators Insurance Company, along with the existing six regional offices in Europe and presence in Lloyd’s China and Brazil, is evidence of Navigators’ commitment to the international insurance market.

"I look forward to working with my new colleagues to build upon that strong foundation and to enhance the level of service to our insurance brokers and policyholders outside of the United States."

The Navigators Group is an international specialty insurance holding company with insurance company operations, underwriting management companies and operations at Lloyd’s.

The Company has offices in the United States, the United Kingdom and Continental Europe, as well as representative offices in China and Brazil.