This years’ rising stars have been nominated by their companies because of their exceptional talents and drive to succeed. All are under 35 years old, although for some age means nothing in terms of what they have already achieved.
Bermuda:Re+ILS profiled and interviewed the rising stars about their reasons for choosing this industry and their ambitions.
Why did you choose to go into the re/insurance industry?
Having started my legal career as a corporate lawyer in the U.K. I was given the opportunity to relocate to Bermuda and work within Appleby's re/insurance team in 2017. I was excited by the opportunity, both on a personal level (Bermuda is a fantastic place to build a life) and from a career perspective.
Re/insurance is a diverse, fast moving industry and being able to be part of that in a major re/insurance centre has been as challenging and fulfilling as I had hoped.
Do you think the industry is attractive to young professionals?
Working with Appleby's dynamic re/insurance team gives young professionals the ability to work with high profile clients in a leading regulatory environment. The quality and fast pace of the work coupled with the ability to work with leading re/insurance lawyers (both within Appleby and globally) is something that I think attracts young professionals to the legal side of the industry.
Do you think the re/insurance industry offers good opportunities and career development to young professionals?
There is a wide variety of roles and career paths available in the re/insurance industry so there really is something for everybody. Many of our interns and pupils express interest in joining Appleby's re/insurance team to take advantage of the opportunities that it offers.
What are your aspirations for the future?
I look forward to continuing to develop as a lawyer in Bermuda, building on the relationships I have developed here within the industry, growing the client base and taking on more responsibilities. I think it is key to ensure that the industry continues to attract talented, committed individuals and I look forward to mentoring our interns and pupils that wish to pursue a career in the re/insurance industry.
First published in Bermuda: Re+ILS, September 2019
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