Trisura Group Ltd. Appoints George R. James to Lead U.S. Surety Operations

Trisura Group Ltd. Appoints George R. James to Lead U.S. Surety Operations

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, NOVEMBER 30, 2020 – Trisura Group Ltd. (“Trisura”) (TSX: TSU) is pleased to announce the appointment of George R. James as Chief Underwriting Officer, Surety, for the organization’s new U.S. surety platform. This appointment will be effective January 4, 2021. George will lead Trisura’s entry into the U.S. surety market and head its U.S. surety operations.

George R. James to lead Trisura U.S. surety operations.

George is a seasoned surety leader with 25 years of experience, extensive market knowledge and deep-rooted relationships across the United States. George’s career includes 14 years in executive leadership positions at International Fidelity Insurance Company (“IFIC”), including the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer. At IFIC, George was instrumental in the strategic positioning and operations of the company and delivered consistent and profitable underwriting results. In addition, George was a past Chair of the Commercial Surety Advisory Committee of the Surety & Fidelity Association of America. Trisura looks forward to drawing on George’s leadership capabilities as we expand in the U.S. market.

With the launch of Trisura’s U.S. surety operations, agents and brokers will be able to access a North American platform including Trisura’s Canadian operations, currently the third-largest surety provider in Canada. Trisura’s North American platform will leverage the strong underwriting track record and profitability of the Canadian group in addition to the established infrastructure including an innovative online portal and e-bonding platform. Consistent with Trisura’s strategy, the U.S. surety platform will partner with a select agent and broker network and will offer custom solutions and experiences that are always “a step above.”

Chris Sekine, responsible for Trisura’s global surety platform and President and CEO of Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company, expressed his excitement about the new addition: “I’ve known George for 15 years,” said Chris. “His passion for the surety industry has allowed him to consistently deliver above-market results over his career. George knows the importance of building and strengthening relationships and is committed to providing agents and brokers with an exceptional experience. I’m eager to see our U.S. surety operation launch and grow under George’s leadership.”

 

About Trisura:

Trisura is a leading international specialty insurance provider operating in the surety, risk solutions, corporate insurance, fronting and reinsurance segments of the market. Trisura has three principal regulated subsidiaries: Trisura Specialty Insurance Company in U.S., Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company in Canada and Trisura International Insurance Ltd. in Barbados. Trisura Group Ltd. is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “TSU.”

Further information is available at https://www.trisura.com/group. Important information may be disseminated exclusively via the website; investors should consult the site to access this information. Details regarding the operations of Trisura Group Ltd. are also set forth in regulatory filings. A copy of the filings may be obtained on Trisura Group’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

For more information, please contact:
Bryan Sinclair
Tel: (416) 607-2135
Email: bryan.sinclair@trisura.com

Trisura Guarantee President and CEO makes Global 100 List

Trisura Guarantee President and CEO makes Global 100 List

Chris Sekine, Trisura Guarantee’s President and CEO, has been named a top insurance industry leader by Insurance Business. The publication has released its second-annual Global 100 list, which features the finest leaders in six different markets of the industry: Canada, the US, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Asia-Pacific.

The individuals selected for the list are key industry players that possess outstanding leadership capabilities—both internally and externally—making a difference in today’s markets to carry the industry into the new era.

Chris Sekine to build on successes of Mike George“It is truly an honour and humbling to be part of this list of prestigious list, alongside many highly esteemed insurance executives and especially those from Canada,” Chris says. “Our industry is constantly evolving, and this has never been more true than in 2020. Through the headwinds of 2020, Trisura aims to stay the course and continue to collaborate with our broker partners to ensure our service remains a step above. My sincere thanks to the tremendous team at Trisura for their dedication, support and drive. Truly, it is our entire team together that delivers and deserves the recognition.”

Chris has been with Trisura Guarantee since its inception in 2006 and led the start up of our surety operation, which as since grown to be the fourth largest writer of surety in Canada. In the spring of 2019, Chris stepped into his current position as President and CEO and he is instrumental in setting Trisura’s strategic direction and ensuring our core focus remains on specialty lines and building quality business, while providing a step above service for our select network of broker partners. Internally, Chris continues to be a champion for employees and encourages personal growth and career development.

Having worked closely with Chris for the past decade, Cindy Grant, Trisura’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources, isn’t surprised he is on the coveted list. “Since I joined Trisura in 2010, the company has flourished under the entire leadership team and more recently under Chris’s direction and guidance,” Cindy says. “Chris’s practical and visionary leadership will take Trisura well into the future – all while keeping focus on what matters most: our employees and our customers.”

Chris also appeared on the inaugural Global 100 list in 2019.

To view the official 2020 Global 100 list, click here.