Season 2, Episode 1: Juan Andrade
Juan Andrade is an adrenaline junkie and a risk taker, but has such a calm and measured approach to risk - a very thoughtful approach - it's no surprise he was able to rise to take the helm of Everest RE. Juan's passion for the insurance industry - how he sees it as a noble purpose - and his goal of getting ahead of emerging risks, rather than looking into the rearview mirror to see what has happened in the past, is inspiring.
Our clients and customers need help, and they need help from new risks, new perils that are developing almost every day. And so I think what you're going to see, frankly, in the next decade is probably more change that we saw in the last century when it comes to how companies adapt, how technology is better used.”
Juan C. Andrade is President and CEO of Everest Re Group, Ltd., a leading global provider of reinsurance and insurance solutions.
Mr. Andrade has close to 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, successfully leading large and complex domestic and international businesses. He has served in executive leadership roles in underwriting, product development and innovation, claims, sales and distribution, strategy development, and general management.
Mr. Andrade joined Everest from Chubb where he was responsible for their general insurance business in more than 50 countries outside of North America.
Before commencing his insurance career, Mr. Andrade worked in national security and international affairs within the U.S. Federal Government’s Executive Branch and The Executive Office of the President.
Mr. Andrade serves on the Board of Directors of USAA, a leading provider of insurance, investing, and banking solutions to members of the U.S. military, veterans, and their families. He was recently recognized by Latino Leaders Magazine for his service and contributions to USAA. Mr. Andrade serves on the Board of Overseers of the St. John’s University School of Risk Management, Insurance, and Actuarial Science. Mr. Andrade is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Institutes, an organization committed to meeting the evolving professional development needs of the risk management and insurance community. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA), the primary national trade association for the insurance industry. Mr. Andrade is also a member of the Geneva Association, the only international association of insurance companies and the think tank for the global insurance industry. Geneva Association members protect 2.6 billion people worldwide and manage over $21 trillion in assets.
Mr. Andrade received a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism with a minor in Political Science from the University of Florida and was honored as a Distinguished Alumni in 2018. Mr. Andrade was also inducted into the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Hall of Fame in 2021. This honor recognizes alumni who have excelled in their careers and has only been awarded to 165 individuals since inception in 1970. He serves on the University of Florida Foundation National Board.
He also holds a Master of Arts degree in International Economics and Latin American Studies from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.
Editor's Bio: Meg Green
Meg Green, our managing editor, is a former daily newspaper journalist who joined Insider Engage in 2021 after a storied 23-year career with AM Best. Since joining AM Best in 1998, she has covered nearly every facet of the insurance industry - and is still learning every day!
After two decades in print, Meg spent the last decade focusing on video story telling and enjoys speaking to the brightest minds in the industry about the opportunities ahead. Meg was thrilled to join the Insurance Insider family to take the helm of the newly launched Insider Engage - think of it as the multimedia Sunday magazine to the Insider's breaking news.