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Catherine Besselman

Catherine Besselman is Global Divisional Director, Agribusiness.  Ms. Besselman joined Ironshore in October 2014 to launch and develop a global agribusiness specialty line focused on crop reinsurance.  Ms. Besselman’s professional tenure spans more than fifteen years as a specialized underwriter with leading insurance companies in agricultural risk management. Most recently, she oversaw development of the agriculture unit of Novae. Prior to joining Novae in 2012, she served as Senior Vice President of Agriculture for Endurance, where she and colleagues established and grew portfolio premiums over an eight year period. Ms. Besselman’s dedicated expertise in the agriculture risk sector also includes executive positions with Zurich Re/Converium and Reliance Re, where she expanded the companies’ global agriculture businesses, respectively.