Everest Specialty Underwriters has hired Michael Gil as underwriter in its trade credit and political risk business.

In this New York-based role, Gil will be underwriting a broad range of structured credit and political risk transactions for lenders, exporters and investors with projects in the emerging markets.

“We’re very happy to add Mike’s expertise to our team, and his experience and capabilities will further enhance our ability to meet our customers’ needs,” Jim Thomas, Everest’s head of credit and political risk, tells GTR.

Gil joins from Zurich, where he worked for the past seven years, first as analyst, and most recently as senior underwriter in the credit and political risk insurance department.