The company provides a wide range of niche and specialty reinsurance products to property and casualty insurers.
The expertise of our specialty underwriting teams and their knowledge of our markets and products enables us to offer innovative solutions to our clients.

Barents Re does not participate in every type of business because underwriting discipline is fundamental to its success. On the commercial side, Barents Re is especially strong in Bonds, Energy, Construction & Engineering, Financial Lines, Life and Accident & Health, Marine Cargo and Property.

Barents Re is also a growing presence in the Consumer arena with participation in a number of Affinity programs.

Barents Re is committed to providing the highest level of service to its clients and brokers, which it believes is critical to its ability to build and maintain long-term relationships and ensure its continued success.


Our vision is for Barents Re to become more widely recognised as an integral part of the insurance value chain.

Mision & Vision Statement


Focus on uncorrelated low exposure catastrophe territories & specialty products.

Mision & Vision Statement


Internationally Top Quality Personnel.

People are our key advantage.

Mision & Vision Statement


Offering tailor made products and solutions in each of its territories.

Mision & Vision Statement


Reinforced by pricing & risk modeling tools.

Board of directors

Gerardo García has over 25 years’ experience in the global insurance and banking sectors. Gerardo is the founder, and Chairman of Barents Re Reinsurance Company, Inc., a role for which he has been awarded numerous leadership accolades on an international basis.

Gerardo’s prior experience includes investment banking, M&A and advisory roles to national governments on financial services regulations. Gerardo serves as a Board Director for a number of insurance and reinsurance companies alongside his role as Board Director for both Credit & Commerce Bank and for Canal Bank S.A., the latter which he founded in 2014.

Board of directors

Stephen has more than 40 years experience in senior executive and financial positions in a wide range of U.S. U.K., and L.A. companies transforming and restructuring operations

in a number of diverse industries such as shipping, development and infrastructure, real estate, agriculture, consumer goods and retail. He is a Chartered Management Accountant and holds an MBA in finance and banking.

Board of directors

Dirk Bormann has wide experience in the construction sector and has served on the board of directors of Philipp Holzmann AG, Hochtief AG and Wayss & Freytag.

He is Chief Executive Officer of the German Federal Association for Economic Development and Foreign Trade.

Board of directors

Gary Callaghan’s career spans over 30 years in the reinsurance industry. Formerly Managing Director of Aon Europe, Gary has also held senior positions in Benfield and Willis.

​Gary was reinsurance buyer for a premier Lloyd’s syndicate before joining Barents Re as Head of Retrocession, and was recently appointed as Managing Director of Barents Re Cayman Islands. Gary is also a non-executive Director for a London based broking house.

Board of directors

John Harbor has over 36 years’ experience in the international insurance industry, having undertaken numerous senior management roles in accounting, audit and finance.

More recently, John has held senior non-executive Director roles in insurance and wider industry sectors. John is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.


This document contains certain forward-looking statements which are subject to assumptions, risks and uncertainties; actual future results may differ materially from those expressed in or implied in such statements. Many of these assumptions, risks and uncertainties relate to factors that are beyond Barents Re’s ability to control or estimate precisely. The forward-looking statements reflect the knowledge and information available at the date of preparation of the Annual Report, and will not be updated during the year. Nothing in this Annual Report should be construed as a profit forecast.