Canopius Expands Marine Team with West Coast Appointment as US Growth Continues

CHICAGO, IL – June 13, 2024 – Canopius, the global specialty (re)insurer, today announces it has appointed Anthony Nguyen as Vice President, Underwriting as our US Marine team looks to drive strategic expansion on the U.S. West Coast.

Based in California, Anthony will be critical to this strategy and will oversee the development of a local offering as well as work with the broader U.S. team to deliver a cohesive product across the whole market. In his role, Anthony will report directly into John Ellis, Head of US Ocean Marine and work alongside Neetu Varghese supporting Marine Cargo.

Nguyen brings over a decade of experience to the role, most recently having served as an Underwriting Consultant Director at CNA Insurance and previously as a Senior Underwriter at Allianz Global Corporate.

The appointment follows a series of significant hires in the region as it looks to expand and continue its growth trajectory after a record financial performance in 2023. The hire enables Canopius to build a Marine team on the West Coast, expanding to meet its East Coast presence and better serve its clients across the country. It comes after the Group made strategic hires in the US across the board, with the appointment of Uwe Schoberth as Head of Distribution as well as built out its reinsurance offering in Bermuda with Jesse DeCouto and Brent Slade as Chief Underwriting Officer and Head of ILS respectively.

John Ellis, Head of US Ocean Marine, said:
“Expanding our marine footprint and presence in the US, especially on the West Coast, is a critical part of our strategy for 2024 and into the future. We need the right talent on board to help us do that, and with his extensive experience and network in California specifically, Anthony is the perfect fit.”

Anthony Nguyen, incoming Vice President, Underwriting at Canopius, said:
“Canopius is at a really interesting and exciting time in its growth journey. With a focus on a strategic expansion on the West Coast and a brilliant team, it was an opportunity to learn from some of the best in the business as well as help drive results to build on its already impressive 2023. I am looking forward to getting started.”