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  • BII Awards Names Kading Industry Leader of the Year

    Bermuda News | Latest News | 05.09.2017

    The Bermuda Insurance Institute (BII) will present Brad Kading with the Industry Leader of the Year Award which recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to the insurance industry in Bermuda during 2016. This award recognizes outstanding leadership, unique thought leadership, and/or outstanding ability that influenced the market in a positive way beyond the results of their organization. Mr. Kading is President and Executive Director of the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers.

    “Brad has been a major contributor to the Bermuda reinsurance market’s success since assuming leadership of ABIR in 2005,” said Kevin O’Donnell, President and CEO of Renaissance Holdings Ltd. and current Chair of ABIR.  “Over this time, Brad has helped us navigate through political and regulatory challenges worldwide, achieve Solvency II full equivalency, and build Bermuda’s brand as a world-class jurisdiction that meets or exceeds the highest standards of oversight, cooperation and transparency. As a smaller trade group that “punches above its weight” – as with many of its member companies – much of ABIR’s successes have been pursued through partnerships and coalitions. Brad’s hallmark integrity, deft touch, candor and collaborative nature have made him ideal to participate in and lead these efforts. All ABIR members owe Brad a debt of gratitude for his many achievements. Moreover, as reinsurance and related activities help to drive Bermuda’s economic prosperity, it is fitting for Brad’s commitment and contribution to the Island generally to be recognized by one of its leading institutions. My fellow directors and ABIR members congratulate Brad for this well-deserved recognition.”

    The BII recognition program is May 18 at the Hamilton Princess from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are available here and benefit the Institute’s education programs.