Maruf Hasan joins as Vice President & Senior Underwriter, Toronto Branch

Toronto, ON – CHES Special Risk Inc. today announced Maruf Hasan has joined its Toronto office as Vice President and Senior Underwriter, supporting the growth and expansion of the company’s Underwriting and Senior Management Team in Toronto.

“We are delighted to welcome Maruf to the company as it strengthens our thriving Product offering,” said Douglas Everett, President, CHES Special Risk Inc.. “His strong experience in developing new and innovative products will be invaluable to CHES Special Risk Inc., as we continue to provide our clients with one of the most expansive product offerings in the industry.”

Mr. Hasan joins CHES Special Risk Inc. from Thistle Underwriting Services where he served for two years as Underwriting Team Leader. In this role he was responsible for the firm’s Underwriting approach and Product design in the Commercial Property and Liability arena. He also managed relationships with brokers to identify opportunities for growth.

Prior to joining Thistle Underwriting Services, Mr. Hasan worked for several years at Echelon General Insurance Company, where he Lead the Niche Products Division.

Mr. Hasan holds a Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) from The Insurance Institute of Canada, is a Chartered Insurer from the Chartered Insurance Institute of London, U.K. and an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII), London, U.K., furthermore Mr. Hasan is an Associate of Bangladesh Insurance Academy and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management and a Masters of Commerce in Marketing.


CHES Special Risk Inc. was established as a Managing General Agent and Wholesale broker in 2004, in response to broker demand to a hardening marketplace, commencing with a particular specialty in the entertainment and hospitality business, later becoming a fully accredited Lloyd’s coverholder in 2009. CHES Special Risk are a fully Independent MGA delivering “A” rated capacity both in the hard to place, and standard lines classes and support their retail brokers in growing and developing their businesses.

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