Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Elevates Jean-Francois Leandri to Global Risk Control Officer

BOSTON & PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) today announced that Jean-Francois Leandri has been promoted to the position of Global Risk Control Officer, part of BHSI’s Chief Underwriting Office, reporting to Dean LaPierre, Chief Underwriting Officer, Property & Marine, BHSI.

“Our risk engineering expertise is integral to our ability to provide superior technical risk underwriting to our customers,” said Dean. “Jean-Francois’ leadership will ensure a consistent level of excellence in the risk control function that is foundational to our sustainable, long-term underwriting, worldwide.”

Jean-Francois joined BHSI in 2020 as Risk Engineering Manager in France. Trained as both a Boiler & Machinery and Fire Prevention Consultant, he has more than 25 years of engineering experience spanning a wide range of occupancies and geographies. He continues to be based in Paris and can be reached at

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