Markel Promotes Castriotta to Managing Director, Global Cyber Underwriting Executive

Financial holding company Markel Corporation has appointed Kelly Castriotta as Managing Director, Global Cyber Underwriting Executive.

Source: Markel | Published on May 20, 2021

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Castriotta will lead the global underwriting strategy for affirmative cyber products as well as cyber risks impacting various lines of business for Markel.

She joined Markel last year to help strengthen cyber underwriting best practices and lead various non-affirmative cyber initiatives.

Castriotta has over 15 years of industry experience, holding roles in underwriting, products, operations, claims, and litigation.

Before joining Markel, she held senior positions at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty’s North American operations as Head of Product Development for Financial Lines and the Head of Cyber, Tech, & Media Underwriting.

Robin Russo, Executive Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer commented: “The current environment dictates the need for a highly technical leader who is energetic, agile, and deliberate.

“Kelly is a collaborative leader with fluency across disciplines and product lines and proven expertise in completing aspirational initiatives within complex global organizations.

“Kara pioneered this role for Markel in 2018 and accomplished so much during her three years working with our team. We truly appreciate her contributions.”