Greenlight Capital Re, Ltd. Announces the Appointment of Heejae Cho as Head of Innovations Underwriting
GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – June 15th, 2021 – Greenlight Capital Re, Ltd. (NASDAQ: GLRE) (“Greenlight Re” or the “Company”), a specialist property and casualty reinsurer based in the Cayman Islands and Ireland, today announced the appointment of Heejae Cho as Head of Innovation Underwriting. Ms. Cho joins Greenlight Re with over 18 years of senior underwriting and actuarial experience at ACE, XL and Arch.
She will be responsible for managing the underwriting activities within the growing Greenlight Re Innovations unit, which supports technology innovators and evaluates potential applications to the Company’s reinsurance operations. Before joining Greenlight Re, Ms. Cho led a startup insurtech, Viridis RS Ltd., which utilized technology and aerial data to help insurance carriers protect farmers by providing early warnings of pest and crop conditions. Prior to her time at Viridis, Ms. Cho served as an underwriter at Arch Re, where she managed specialty and liability classes.
“Opportunities generated by Greenlight Re Innovations is a key element of our underwriting business and we expect continued growth in this area,” said Simon Burton, Greenlight Re’s Chief Executive.
“Heejae has over 18 years of experience in the Bermuda market and with insurtech initiatives. We are delighted to welcome her to the team.” “Greenlight Re Innovations has built an excellent reputation in the Insurtech sector, and there is tremendous potential in the associated underwriting opportunities,” Ms. Cho said.