A.M. BestTV: Fairfax’s Prem Watsa Named Leader of the Year; Program Breaks Record

OLDWICK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This A.M.BestTV episode highlights the annual St. John’s
University Insurance Leader of The Year Awards Dinner that took place
recently in New York, NY. This year’s annual event named Prem Watsa,
chairman and chief executive officer, Fairfax Financial Holdings,
as its Leader of The Year. Click on http://www.ambest.com/v.asp?v=insuranceleader116
to view the entire program.

The event raised $3.1 million for St. John’s University School of Risk
Management, which was a record breaker.

“The benefit of this dinner is very direct, 100% of the proceeds go to
students of St. John’s, graduates and undergraduates,” said Brandon
Sweitzer, dean, St. John’s University School of Risk Management. “Also,
part of the proceeds goes to support the career center, which is unique,
among schools of our kind in providing jobs and partnerships for our
students, while they are both undergraduates and graduates, as they go
forward into the workforce.”

“It is a great honor coming from the industry … a humbling experience
and recognition by your peers. It is also recognition of what the
leaders at Fairfax have done,” said Watsa.

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  • Kevin H. Kelley, chief executive officer, Ironshore; and
  • John Lumelleau, president and chief executive officer, Lockton
    Companies.

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