Oceanview Re appoints Dragan as President and Chief Business Development Officer

Bermudian firm Oceanview Reinsurance has appointed Stelian Dragan as President and Chief Business Development Officer, effective as of April 1 2022.

Dragan is based in Hamilton, Bermuda and within his new role he will be responsible for directing the business development activities of Oceanview Re.

He brings over 18 years of experience in the life and annuity industry, acting in various client-dedicated roles across reinsurance, capital markets and equity research.

Dragan was one of the early employees of Athene Life Re (ALRe), where he led marketing and business development efforts, including securing landmark mandates that generated multi-billion-dollar reinsurance premiums.

Before joining ALRe, Dragan served as the Chief Operating Officer at Tiriac Holding – a European family office with over EUR1.5bn in assets under management across insurance, banking, leasing, real estate and private aviation.

Furthermore, Dragan also held client coverage positions at the former brokerage firm, Bear Stearns, as part of the Strategic Finance Group and at Deutsche Bank in Debt Capital Markets and Equity Research.

Executive Chairman and Chief Governance Officer of Oceanview Re, Andrew Kanelos, commented: “Stelian is an ideal complement to the Oceanview Re team. We look forward to leveraging his extensive industry experience as a business development executive and unique combination of operating and transaction experience.

“The knowledge and relationships Stelian has gained over the course of his career will be hugely beneficial to the company as we continue to provide unmatched reinsurance solutions to our clients.”

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