David French

President, STARR Marine

David French is President of Starr Marine, a leading provider of ocean marine insurance products and services. Mr. French is an expert in various areas of coverage such as cargo/multinational programs, marine liability, and inland marine and hull.

Prior to this role, Mr. French held numerous positions at Starr including Worldwide Marine Operations Manager and European Regional Marine Manager. Mr. French is a past Chairman of the American Institute of Marine Underwriters, a U.S. marine insurance trade association, and is currently a Trustee and Chairman Emeritus of the Seamen’s Church Institute of NY & NJ.

Mr. French holds a Master of Science Degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a B.A. with honors from Colby College.

A.M. Best Financial Strength Rating

Starr Indemnity & Liability Company holds an A.M. Best financial strength rating (FSR) of "A" (Excellent), Financial Size Category XIV, and an issuer credit rating (ICR) of "a".

Starr Syndicate Limited at Lloyd's of London holds an A.M. Best FSR of "A" (Excellent), Financial Size Category XV, and a Standard & Poor's rating of "A+" (Strong) (Lloyd's of London market ratings).

Effective Date: October 20, 2014

Starr Surplus Lines Insurance Company holds an A.M. Best FSR of "A" (Excellent), Financial Size Category XV, and a ICR of "a".

Starr International Insurance (Asia) Ltd. holds an A.M. Best FSR of “A” (Excellent), Financial Size Category XV an ICR of “a”.

Starr Insurance & Reinsurance Limited holds an A.M. Best FSR rating of “A” (Excellent), Financial Size Category XV, and an ICR of “a”.