Verisk Names Maroun Mourad President of Claims Solutions

Mourad, who replaces Rich Della Rocca upon his retirement, effective July 1, has accumulated impressive results since joining Verisk in 2015.

(Maroun Mourad, President Claims Solutions, Verisk, as of July 1. Image source: Verisk.)

Verisk (Jersey City, N.J.), a global provider of data analytics to the insurance industry, has announced that Maroun Mourad will succeed Rich Della Rocca as President, Claims Solutions, upon his retirement, effective July 1, 2022.

Rich Della Rocca, President, Claims Solutions, Verisk.

“We have a deep and talented bench of executives at Verisk, and Maroun was selected from a strong group of diverse internal candidates,” comments Mark Anquillare, Verisk president and COO. “Maroun’s entrepreneurial spirit and customer-centricity will undoubtedly prove valuable in revolutionizing the claims function in support of our customers and for the benefit of the industry.”

Mourad joined Verisk as SVP, Commercial Lines, in 2015. He quickly advanced to President, ISO Commercial Lines, in 2017 and President, Global Underwriting, in 2020. When Verisk established its new Life & Growth Markets division in Underwriting, Verisk considered Mourad as a “natural choice” for the role of president of the division. Verisk notes that, in just a few years, Mourad has built a world-class management team and solidified Verisk’s position in the U.K. general insurance and life, health and travel markets through strategic acquisitions and organic growth. In addition, the innovation of Verisk’s commercial underwriting team has driven greater customer results under his leadership, the company reports.

“I couldn’t be more excited to lead our claims organization into the future, building on a rock-solid foundation across our teams, businesses and geographies,” comments Mourad. “The claims function is the ultimate customer-facing unit for any insurer. I look forward to exploring ways to further support our customers. One way we’ll do this is by increasing our focus on holistic solutions across process automation, technology and analytics to support this most important function.”

Della Rocca Retires

Mark V. Anquillare, President, Verisk.

Della Rocca is retiring from Verisk after 27 years with the company, having served the past two as president of claims.

“Rich helped to build an integrated and increasingly global claims business with solutions for claims fraud detection, property estimating, auto and casualty solutions—with proprietary data and innovative technologies as the foundation,” comments Anquillare. “We are grateful for his many contributions and leadership over the years, and we wish him all the best in this next exciting chapter of his life.”

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Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For nearly two decades, he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at AnthODonnell@IIReporter.com or (503) 936-2803.

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