Sirius Strengthens Environmental Team


Sirius Strengthens Environmental Team with Key Hires

Sirius Group continues to add depth and talent to its specialty insurance platform with the addition of Robert Potter and Bob Albanese to its Environmental team. The Environmental Division is led by Doug Stepenosky, who joined Sirius earlier this year.

Robert Potter comes on board as Senior Vice President Environmental. Robert has 16 years of environmental underwriting experience, the last eight of which were with Great American Insurance Group. He will be based in San Francisco and will assume the role of national environmental underwriting manager.

Bob Albanese joins as Vice President Environmental Claims Manager. Bob has eight years of environmental and general liability claims management experience, the last two of which were with Starr Companies. Prior to handling environmental claims, Bob worked 11 years as an environmental consultant. He will be based in Eastern Pennsylvania and will lead Sirius’s environmental claims operations.

“We are focused on establishing a best-in-class Environmental team and are fortunate to have Robert and Bob join us in driving that initiative,” commented Doug Stepenosky. “We will be launching the platform during the second half of this year with a diverse set of products and the full support of the entire Sirius team.”

“We are excited to add such talented environmental professionals,” added Allan Waters, Sirius Group’s Chairman and CEO. Both Robert and Bob bring deep experience in their respective areas of expertise and share the same customer focused approach to the insurance business that continues to distinguish Sirius in the marketplace.”

Sirius continues to expand its U.S. based specialty insurance operations with Environmental and Surety teams, as well as the recent acquisitions of the Armada Global and International Medical Group agencies adding further to its long established Accident & Health operations.

Sirius International Insurance Group, Ltd. (“Sirius Group”) is an international, multi-billion dollar company with worldwide interests in insurance and reinsurance. A subsidiary of CMIG International, Sirius Group is a Bermuda based holding company with (re)insurance operating companies in Bermuda, Stockholm, New York and London. Utilizing disciplined and professional underwriting, superior risk evaluation and best-in-class pricing technology, Sirius Group’s subsidiaries provide multiline (re) insurance capacity in over 140 countries. Additional information is available at Sirius Group's web site located at

For questions regarding this announcement, please contact:

Kip Oberting, Chief Financial Officer, Sirius International Insurance Group, Ltd. 603.640.2212
Dan Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, Sirius America Insurance Company, 212.312.2533 

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