"ACE is a leader in offering sophisticated programs and coverages for the global account. These customers have very specialized needs in the form of claims handling, loss control, policy issuance and program controls," said John Lupica, President and Chief Operating Officer, ACE USA. "We believe that with Carl's extensive global expertise and knowledge of the ACE network, he is uniquely qualified to enhance the use of ACE's extensive global reach and service capabilities for the global account."
Mr. Bach joined ACE Europe in April 2001 as Senior Vice President for UK & Ireland Property & Casualty Operations and assumed the position of President in July 2003 with general management responsibility for all UK & Ireland operations. Mr. Bach is Deputy Chairman of the IUA (the International Underwriting Association), the London market trade association for international insurance and reinsurance companies. Mr. Bach is also a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute's London Market Faculty Board of Directors. Mr. Bach began his career as an underwriting trainee in 1974 in New York City. He moved to the UK in 1976 and has spent the past 25 years in various underwriting and senior management positions in the London and European insurance markets.
Mr. Bach graduated from St. Joseph's University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations and he received an MBA from the Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management.
ACE USA is the U.S.-based retail operating division of The ACE Group of Companies, headed by ACE Limited (NYSE:ACE), and is rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company and A+ (Strong) by Standard & Poor's. ACE USA, through its underwriting companies, provides insurance products and services throughout the U.S. Additional information on ACE USA and its products and services can be found at www.ace-ina.com. The ACE Group of Companies provides insurance and reinsurance for a diverse group of clients around the world.