Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Expands U.S. Marine Business, Names Ben Wyatt as Head of Marine and Chris Frick as Head of Marine Claims

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) today announced that it is expanding its global marine capabilities in the U.S., launching Ocean Marine Insurance, and welcoming Ben Wyatt as Head of Marine, and Chris Frick as Head of Marine Claims, in the U.S.

“BHSI continues to expand our marine capabilities and team around the globe. This U.S. expansion is the latest example,” said Dimitry Zilberud, Marine Executive, BHSI. “Ben will lead our regional team of underwriters and bring our far-reaching marine offerings to retail and wholesale brokers across the U.S., while Chris delivers on our CLAIMS IS OUR PRODUCT philosophy for customers.”

Along with a new Ocean Marine form in the U.S., BHSI is also introducing enhanced Inland Marine offerings for U.S. customers in the construction, transportation and specialty segments. BHSI’s Ocean and Inland Marine coverages worldwide are tailored for midmarket and large, risk managed customers.

Ben comes to BHSI with more than a decade of experience in marine insurance. He was most recently Head of Cargo at another insurer. He is based in New York and can be reached at

Chris has more than 30 years of insurance industry experience. Most recently, he spent 16 years in various leadership positions in marine claims at another major insurer. He is based in New York and can be reached at

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance ( provides commercial property, casualty, healthcare professional liability, executive and professional lines, transactional liability, surety, marine, travel, programs, accident and health, medical stop loss, homeowners, and multinational insurance. The actual and final terms of coverage for all product lines may vary. It underwrites on the paper of Berkshire Hathaway’s National Indemnity group of insurance companies, which hold financial strength ratings of A++ from AM Best and AA+ from Standard & Poor’s. Based in Boston, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance has offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Columbia, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Irvine, Los Angeles, New York, Plymouth Meeting, San Francisco, San Ramon, Seattle, Stevens Point, Adelaide, Auckland, Barcelona, Brisbane, Brussels, Cologne, Dubai, Dublin, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, London, Lyon, Macau, Madrid, Manchester, Melbourne, Munich, Paris, Perth, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto, and Zurich.



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