December 8, 2023

Expanded leadership team to take Cayman First into its 40th year and beyond 

George Town, Grand Cayman (Friday, 17 November 2023): Cayman First Insurance Company Limited (“CFI”) announces several updates to its leadership team, as the insurance company looks to the future ahead of its 40th anniversary in 2024. 

Today, Mr. Chris Hind steps into his new appointment as Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of CFI. 

Mr. Chris Hind, Chief Executive Officer, Cayman First

Mr. Hind was previously the CEO and Director of JN General Insurance Co. Ltd., one of Jamaica’s leading Property & Casualty insurers, and brings with him a proven track record of success and innovation in the insurance industry. His strategic and future-driven approach is aligned with CFI’s purpose, values and commitment to innovation.

Mr. Hind is joined by Vice President – Group Insurance Services, Ms. Polly Pickels, who will be responsible for all aspects of CFI’s group life and health insurance portfolio. Ms. Pickels brings more than 25 years of industry experience, with a particular focus on healthcare, to the company. 

Ms. Polly Pickels,

CFI Managing Director Mr. Roger Balkissoon has transitioned into a new leadership role as Vice President of CFI’s Property & Casualty division. Mr. Balkissoon has more than 30 years of expertise in technical underwriting as well as leadership experience across both the strategic and operational functions of the business, having joined CFI in 2019. 

“We are pleased to have highly talented people throughout our Group,” notes CFI Board Chair Ms. Alison Treco. “We are confident that with these appointments, the leadership team in Cayman is well-positioned to execute our business strategy.”

About Cayman First Insurance Company

Cayman First Insurance Company (“Cayman First”) is an industry-leading Property & Casualty and Health insurer delivering best-in-class products and services to respond to the changing needs of individuals, households, and businesses. Through its carefully selected network of agents and brokers, Cayman First provides protection for its customers today and prepares them for a brighter tomorrow. In July 2023, A.M. Best affirmed that Cayman First has retained its A- (Excellent) rating. The outlook of Cayman First’s credit ratings has also been deemed as stable. This consistent rating demonstrates the long-term financial stability of the comp

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