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Employment History

Senior Vice President and Property Division Executive
Lexington Insurance Company

Senior Executive
American International Group , Inc.

Newly-Formed U.S. Property Insurance Division
Everest Insurance Company Ltd

President
Cooper Gay Ltd

Education

Bachelor of Science
Management Information Systems
Rochester Institute of Technology

Masters of Business Administration

Southern New Hampshire University

Web References (41 Total References)


Erik Nikodem Joins Everest Insurance´┐Ż to Lead Its U.S. Property Division | Business Wire

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Erik Nikodem Joins Everest Insurance to Lead Its U.S. Property Division May 10, 2016 02:09 PM Eastern Daylight Time

HAMILTON, Bermuda--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Everest Re Group, Ltd. (NYSE:RE) announced today that Erik Nikodem has joined Everest Insurance as leader of its U.S. Property division. This newly formed division brings together key property underwriting groups, including the Company's excess & surplus lines property, retail property, and inland marine businesses, under one unit. This enhanced alignment will promote a more efficient and coordinated effort among these business units and within the distribution community.
Erik joined Everest Insurance from AIG, where he was most recently President and Global Property Executive of their Americas Region, responsible for the leadership, strategic planning and profitability of AIG's commercial and energy property businesses in the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to joining AIG, Erik was a Senior Vice President with AON Benfield, Bermuda, overseeing the North American facultative reinsurance division. Earlier in his career, he founded and was President of Cooper Gay Risk Services, a global independent wholesaler specializing in large property accounts. Erik also held successive underwriting, management and executive positions at both Lexington Insurance Company and the Continental Insurance Company. He received a Masters of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University and a Bachelor of Science, Management Information Systems, from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Jonathan Zaffino, President of Everest Insurance North America, commented, "With more than 25 years of industry experience, Erik is a proven leader and outstanding technician within the property market.
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Erik has a passion for the business and will undoubtedly be a strong contributor to us in the months ahead."


Erik Nikodem Joins Everest Insurance´┐Ż to Lead Its U.S. Property Division | Business Wire

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Erik Nikodem Joins Everest Insurance to Lead Its U.S. Property Division May 10, 2016 02:09 PM Eastern Daylight Time

HAMILTON, Bermuda--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Everest Re Group, Ltd. (NYSE:RE) announced today that Erik Nikodem has joined Everest Insurance as leader of its U.S. Property division. This newly formed division brings together key property underwriting groups, including the Company's excess & surplus lines property, retail property, and inland marine businesses, under one unit. This enhanced alignment will promote a more efficient and coordinated effort among these business units and within the distribution community.
Erik joined Everest Insurance from AIG, where he was most recently President and Global Property Executive of their Americas Region, responsible for the leadership, strategic planning and profitability of AIG's commercial and energy property businesses in the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to joining AIG, Erik was a Senior Vice President with AON Benfield, Bermuda, overseeing the North American facultative reinsurance division. Earlier in his career, he founded and was President of Cooper Gay Risk Services, a global independent wholesaler specializing in large property accounts. Erik also held successive underwriting, management and executive positions at both Lexington Insurance Company and the Continental Insurance Company. He received a Masters of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University and a Bachelor of Science, Management Information Systems, from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Jonathan Zaffino, President of Everest Insurance North America, commented, "With more than 25 years of industry experience, Erik is a proven leader and outstanding technician within the property market.
...
Erik has a passion for the business and will undoubtedly be a strong contributor to us in the months ahead."


Eqecat | Safe Harbour Underwriters

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"As the severity of a tornado increases, as you get up to an F5, it's less about the quality of risk actually and more about the quantity of risk," said Erik Nikodem, a senior vice president of the AIGunit Lexington Insurance.


Executive Biographies

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Erik Nikodem Property Executive, U.S. and Canada Region AIG Property Casualty

Erik Nikodem is the Property Executive, U.S. and Canada Region, for AIG Property Casualty. He is responsible for the leadership, strategic planning and profitability of our Commercial and Energy Property businesses in the Region.
Mr. Nikodem has been a leader in the insurance industry for over twenty years. He has considerable experience managing both underwriting and brokerage teams. His technical expertise spans all lines of property insurance.
Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Nikodem served as Executive Vice President, Lexington Insurance Company where he oversaw the commercial property and energy portfolios. In his present capacity, he continues to oversee Lexington's property business as the Division Executive. Mr. Nikodem re-joined AIG in 2009 from AON Benfield (Bermuda), where he was a Senior Vice President overseeing the North American property facultative reinsurance division.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Nikodem founded and was President of Cooper Gay Risk Services. He also held successive underwriting, management and executive positions at both Lexington Insurance Company and the Continental Insurance Company.
Mr. Nikodem received a Masters of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University and a Bachelor of Science, Management Information Systems from Rochester Institute of Technology.


Press Center

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Erik Nikodem Property Executive, U.S. and Canada Region

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