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Beazley names Raf Sanchez global head of cyber services

Beazley has named Raf Sanchez as global head of cyber services, in a new role created to further boost the specialty insurer’s risk management capabilities.

“We have created the new role of global head of cyber services to further enhance our commitment to underwriting cyber exposure, and harnessing data and technology to equip clients with the best possible risk management tools. Raf’s unique knowledge and experience of the cyber threat landscape and optimum risk management practices will be invaluable as we develop another layer of protection for businesses grappling with the new, post-Covid cyber risk landscape,” said Paul Bantick, global head of cyber and technology at Beazley.

Mr Sanchez is currently international manager of Beazley Breach Response Services and takes up his new role next month. He will join Beazley’s cyber and tech management team, and continue to be based in London.

“In his new role, Raf will direct global risk management and incident response functions, playing a pivotal role in Beazley’s cyber ecosystem. With a focus on giving clients the power, autonomy, knowledge and desire to proactively manage down their cyber exposure by investing in and building out their cyber resilience,” explained Mr Bantick.

Mr Sanchez said it is a “critical time” for cyber risk. “With an increasingly distributed workforce, well-funded and innovative adversaries and the challenge of fending off a barrage of constant attacks, there has never been a more important time to help clients to be better prepared to respond,” he said.

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