Munich Reinsurance America, Inc. (Munich Re America) has appointed Sarina Puccio to Team Leader for Credit, Surety and Political Risk in the Reinsurance Division. She will be responsible for managing and growing the surety, trade credit and political risk business portfolio, as well as ensuring underwriting and pricing integrity, overseeing client relationships and managing a team of underwriters dedicated to this business.
Frank Bonner, who previously managed the credit and surety business, will retire after 40 years with Munich Re America.
“Having spent her entire career in the field of surety and credit insurance, Sarina brings deep industry expertise to her new role,” said Steve Levy, Chief Executive Officer and President for the Reinsurance Division, Munich Reinsurance America, Inc. “She is laser focused on providing superior client service and has demonstrated these skills by taking the lead in creating solutions and resolving problems during her tenure at the company. Sarina is a highly valued member of the team and we look forward to her continued success.”
Sarina joined Munich Re America in Princeton, New Jersey, as a Vice President and Production Underwriter for the credit, surety and political risk business in January 2017. She previously served for nearly five years as a portfolio underwriter, credit, surety and political risk, for a European based reinsurance company that underwrites business in the US market from abroad. From 2003 to 2012, she was employed by one of the largest credit insurers in the world holding a variety of positions in client and project management and branch and field support working in the firm’s German and French offices.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from University of Applied Sciences, Mainz, Germany and completed her senior thesis on the impact of the financial crisis on trade credit. In March 2018 Sarina was nominated as a Rising Star by Reactions.