Mr. Madhu is a founder of our company. He served as our Chief Executive Officer and President, and as a director of our Company, since April 2013, and has served as Chairman of the Board since January 2018. Mr. Madhu also serves as a director of Oxbridge Reinsurance Limited and Oxbridge Re NS, the wholly owned licensed reinsurance subsidiaries of our Company. Since 2021, Mr. Madhu has served as the Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of Oxbridge Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: OXAC) and its sponsor, OAC Sponsor Ltd. Mr. Madhu has also been a director of HCI Group, Inc. (NYSE: HCI), a publicly traded holding company owning subsidiaries primarily engaged in the property and casualty insurance business, since May 2007. He also served as the President of Greenleaf Capital, the real estate division of HCI Group, Inc., from June 2011 through June 2013 and as Vice President of Investor Relations for HCI Group, Inc. from February 2008 through June 2013. Mr. Madhu also served as Vice President of Marketing for HCI Group, Inc. from 2008 to 2011. In his various positions at HCI Group, Inc., Mr. Madhu’s responsibilities included marketing, investor relations and management and oversight of HCI Group’s real estate division. He has also been a director of HCI Group’s wholly owned subsidiary, Claddaugh Casualty Insurance Company Ltd (“Claddaugh”), since July 2010. From August 2013 to April 2014, Mr. Madhu has served on the board of directors of BayFirst Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: BAFN) a bank holding company in Seminole, Florida. Mr. Madhu also served on the board of directors of Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. (NASDAQ: WHLR), a publicly held real estate investment trust, from 2012 to June 2014. As an owner and manager of commercial properties, Mr. Madhu has been President of 5th Avenue Group LC, a real estate management company, from 2002 to 2020 and was President of Forrest Terrace LC, a real estate management company, from 1999 until 2010. In addition, Mr. Madhu is an investor in banking and health maintenance organizations. He was also President of The Mortgage Corporation Network (correspondent lenders) from 1996 to 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Madhu was Vice President, mortgage division, at First Trust Mortgage & Finance, from 1994 to 1996; Vice President, residential first mortgage division, at Continental Management Associates Limited, Inc., from 1993 to 1994; and President, S&S Development, Inc. from 1991 to 1993. He attended Northwest Missouri State University, where he studied marketing and management.
Mr. Madhu is an approved director with Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, Bermuda Monetary Authority, Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, Arkansas Insurance Department, California Department of Insurance, Maryland Insurance Administration, New Jersey Department of Banking and Finance, North Carolina Department of Insurance, Ohio Department of Insurance, Pennsylvania Insurance Department and South Carolina Department of Insurance. Mr. Madhu attended Northwest Missouri State University where he studied marketing and management. Mr. Madhu brings considerable business and capital markets experience to our Board of Directors.
Mr. Merren currently serves as an AVP, Private Banking at Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Limited (“Butterfield Cayman”) since December 2021, servicing mainly high net-worth private clientele. Butterfield Cayman is part of the Butterfield Group (NYSE: NTB). Prior to this, from November 2014, Mr. Merren served as a Relationship Manager in Butterfield Cayman’s Corporate Banking Department where he was responsible for the management of a portfolio of corporates across various business sectors, including captive insurers, insurance companies, reinsurance companies, special-purpose vehicles, liquidation accounts, large multinational companies and hedge funds.
Mr. Merren previously served as Relationship Manager of HSBC Bank (Cayman) Limited from October 2011 to October 2014, and as Deputy Head – Insurance Division at CIMA, from March 2009 to September 2011. From July 1992 to February 2009, Mr. Merren held senior roles of Administrator at Midland Bank (now HSBC), Assistant Vice President at Willis Management (Cayman) Limited, and Vice President at Global Captive Management Ltd. where he led and managed large portfolio of companies.
Mr. Merren served as an independent director at Cayman Islands National Insurance Company (“CINICO”), and as the Chairman of the Risk and Compliance Committee, and Chair of the Finance Committee from November 2017 to February 2022.
Mr. Merren brings invaluable experience in insurance, banking, risk management, compliance and governance to our boards. Mr. Merren was appointed to serve as the Chair of the Compensation Committee, and a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance, Audit and Underwriting Committees of the Board.
Mr. Gowda has served as the Managing Partner of Broadpeak Ventures, a private investment company, since January 2018. In his role as Managing Partner, Mr. Gowda oversees and manages investment and business development with early-stage venture companies in asset management, insurance and alternative investment strategies.
Mr. Gowda served as the Managing Director, UBS O’Connor, New York, an alternative investment arm of UBS Group AG (NYSE: UBS), from September 2016 to December 2017, where he was responsible for raising funds for private credit and hedge funds. From February 2012 to December 2015, Mr. Gowda served as Managing Director at Guggenheim Investments, New York, where he was responsible for development of the alternative investment platform for institutional investors, including pension funds, insurance companies and private banks.
From August 1993 to December 2011, Mr. Gowda held senior roles of Vice President at Morgan Stanley, New York (NYSE: MS), Executive Director at UBS Investment Bank, London (NYSE: UBS) and Partner at Eventi Capital Partners, Toronto, where he managed investments in private companies in technology, medical devices, and alternatives.
Mr. Gowda has served as a director on Ide8 Re, a Bermuda captive reinsurer for insurtech Bamboo Insurance from April 2021 to present. Mr. Gowda has also served as an advisor to the management of Aquarian Holdings and Osprey Funds since January 2019 and May 2021, respectively.
Mr. Gowda holds an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor’s Degree with Distinction in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Math from Vanderbilt University.
Mr. Gowda brings to the Board invaluable experience in investments, hedge funds, insurance and reinsurance products, and experience in fund raise and scaling businesses to our boards. Mr. Gowda was appointed to serve as the Chair of the Audit Committee and the Investment Committee of the Board, and a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance and Compensation of the Board.
Mr. Timothy has been a director of our Company since November 2021. Mr. Timothy has served as the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of our Company since August 2013. In his role, he has provided financial and accounting consulting services with a focus on technical and SEC reporting, compliance, internal auditing, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions analysis, risk management, and CFO and controller services. Mr. Timothy also serves as an executive and director of Oxbridge Reinsurance Limited and Oxbridge Re NS, the wholly-owned licensed reinsurance subsidiaries of Oxbridge Re. Mr. Timothy serves as the Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Secretary and director of Oxbridge Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: OXAC) and its sponsor, OAC Sponsor Ltd.
Mr. Timothy started his financial career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (Trinidad) in 2004 as an Associate in their assurance division, performing external and internal audit work, and tax-related services. Throughout his career progression and transitions through KPMG Trinidad and PricewaterhouseCoopers (Cayman Islands), Mr. Timothy has successfully delivered services across both the public and private sectors. Mr. Timothy management roles allowed him to be heavily involved in the planning, budgeting, and leadership of engagement teams, serving as a liaison for senior client management, and advising on technical accounting matters. Mr. Timothy is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), a Chartered Corporate Secretary and also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration, with Distinction (with a Specialism in Finance (with Distinction)), from Heriot Watt University in Edinburg, Scotland. Mr. Timothy holds directorship and leadership roles with a number of privately-held companies, and also serves on various not-for-profit organizations, including his governance role as Chairman of Audit & Risk Committee of The Utility Regulation & Competition Office of the Cayman Islands. Mr. Timothy is an active Fellow Member of the ACCA, an active member of the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants (CIIPA), and an active Associate Member of the Chartered Governance Institute (formerly the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators).
Mr. Timothy brings considerable finance, governance and risk management experience to our Board.
Ms. Thompson has served as the Managing Director of Willis Towers Watson Management (Cayman) Ltd. (“WTW Cayman”) since March 2020 and as Secretary since April 2020. WTW Cayman is part of the Willis Towers Watson group (NASDAQ: WTW). Ms. Thompson is responsible for the strategy and leadership of WTW Cayman providing insurance management and brokerage services to its clients. Ms. Thompson also provides independent director services to insurance and structured finance companies . Ms. Thompson currently serves as a director to ICP Investment Holdings Limited since November 2016, ICP Reinsurance Limited since January 2017 and Evergreen Pacific Reinsurance Company Limited since August 2019. Ms. Thompson previously served as Vice President of Maples Fiduciary Services (Cayman) Limited from February 2016 to March 2020 where she headed the insurance management services and provided independent director services to insurance and structured finance companies. From January 2000 to January 2016, Ms. Thompson held senior roles of Assistant Vice President, Assistant Manager & Group Vice President at Aon Insurance Managers (Bermuda) Ltd., HSBC Financial Services (Cayman) Ltd., Atlas Insurance Management (Cayman) Ltd. and Advantage International Management (Cayman) Ltd. where she led and managed large portfolios of property & casualty and life & annuity companies, including special purpose vehicles, segregated portfolio companies and group captives. Ms. Thompson has served as a member of the executive committee of The Insurance Managers Association of Cayman since August 2020 and is the current Chairperson. Ms. Thompson is a Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA & CGMA), a Fellow of Captive Insurance (FCI) and holds the Accredited Director (Acc. Dir.) designation through the Chartered Governance Institute of Canada.
Ms. Thompson brings invaluable experience in insurance, accounting and corporate governance to our Board.
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