to the unsung heroes
For the second year running, we hail the unsung heroes who make
Bermuda’s risk transfer companies tick—all based on nominations
from those who are appreciative of what they do.
Every truly successful company is much greater than the
Company: Ariel Re
Job title: Assistant vice president,
administration & office manager
Company: Elementum (Bermuda)
Job title: Vice president,
reinsurance operations manager
VALERIE BALL has worked in the industry for more than 25 years
and has been with Ariel Re (an Argo Group member) since 2006 as
the administration and office manager.
Her employer said: “Valerie is essential to the inner workings and
functions of the office and plays an integral role in making the
environment a welcoming one. She ensures that every facet of the
operation runs seamlessly so that all team members can focus on their
SHERICE BASHIR has been with Elementum (Bermuda) since June
2014 and is vice president, reinsurance operations manager within the
team. Prior to joining Elementum, she was the head of operations for
another alternative investment management firm. Her employer said:
“The operations role is generally ascribed to be a back-office position,
but Sherice and the team in Bermuda take a much more significant
role, working directly with clients, brokers and service providers.
“In addition to the many non-underwriting and investment-related
initiatives that the team leads and/or supports, they are highly
involved throughout the lifecycle of reinsurance transactions.”
sum of its parts. For all the attention the main leaders and
senior executives get, there will be many more employees
quietly making things happen, making things tick, ensuring
day-to-day operations continue without a hitch.
The majority of these quietly dedicated workers will receive little
credit—certainly outside their companies. They do their job, take
their satisfaction from a job well done and seek no greater reward
than some appreciation and praise from their peers.
This special project is designed to go a step further and offer some of
these individuals greater recognition. We have asked all our contacts
on Bermuda to nominate the people they feel are the unsung heroes
of their companies, and again we received a strong response covering
a wide range of ages, backgrounds and roles.
This year, we are sharing with you the names of 13 individuals
who are worthy of recognition. Over the following pages, we profile
each one briefly; a full report with much more in-depth pieces on
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