Specialist insurer Beazley has announced the appointment of Kirsten Shastri (pictured) to its international healthcare team in London. Shastri will focus on UK and international life-sciences business.
Shastri has been in the London market for eight years. Prior to joining Beazley, Shastri worked at CNA Hardy. She also has a background in science, having studied human sciences at University College London and later researching stem cells.
In her new role, Shastri will underwrite Beazley’s recently launched Virtual Care policy, which provides coverage for the risks associated with providing technology-enabled healthcare and lifestyle-management services.
“Life sciences has been a key sector for Beazley since we began underwriting more than 30 years ago,” said Evan Smith, global head of miscellaneous medical liability at Beazley. “We have a well-established book in North America, and today demand is also growing internationally in line with greater investment in the sector. Kirsten’s high level of technical underwriting expertise combined with her strong market relationships and scientific background bring additional strength and depth to our growing international healthcare team. We welcome Kirsten to Beazley and look forward to continuing to develop innovative products tailored to the healthcare industry as increasing numbers of smart healthcare solutions come online.”