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May 25, 2023 | Stamford, CT

Christopher Shafer Named Head of North American Cyber at OdysseyRe

Stamford, CT – May 25, 2023 – Odyssey Reinsurance Company (OdysseyRe) today announced the appointment of Christopher Shafer as vice president and head of North American cyber underwriting. He will support the Company’s business partners in addressing cyber risk on both a facultative and treaty basis, offering rich product-line expertise in a critical and growing segment.

“We’re thrilled to have Chris on board to lead our cyber liability offering,” said Brian Quinn, OdysseyRe’s North American CEO. “He has an exceptional scope and depth of cyber knowledge that will undoubtedly benefit our efforts in a market which continues to mature and develop at an accelerated pace.”

Mr. Shafer joins OdysseyRe following a decade at Guy Carpenter, where he served as vice president and previously held actuarial analyst and treaty broker roles. He began his (re)insurance career at Munich Re in 2010.

Mr. Shafer holds a Bachelor of Arts in Math and Economics from Lafayette College and a Master of Professional Studies in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance from Penn State University. He is based in Stamford, CT and reports to Mr. Quinn.

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About OdysseyRe

Odyssey Reinsurance Company is a globally diversified underwriter of property and casualty reinsurance products. Headquartered in Stamford, CT, its operations include a global network of 14 branch and representative offices across five regions: North America, Latin America, EMEA, AsiaPacific and London. OdysseyRe is rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best and A (Strong) by Standard & Poor’s. OdysseyRe is the reinsurance arm of Odyssey Group Holdings, Inc., a leading global provider of reinsurance and specialty insurance. Odyssey Group is a subsidiary of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. For more information, visit

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