The Hartford Newsroom

The Hartford Names Alfred Bergbauer Head of Middle Market International

Insurer expanded capabilities for U.S.-based organizations with global operations earlier in 2016

October 25, 2016
"Alfred’s extensive leadership and international experience will help drive our strategy forward and position The Hartford to be our customers’ first choice for total global insurance protection."

The Hartford has appointed Alfred Bergbauer as vice president and head of multinational underwriting, reporting to Susan Monahan, chief underwriter for Middle Market at The Hartford. In this role, Bergbauer will oversee The Hartford’s International Choice portfolio of insurance products for U.S. organizations with global operations and risks, and includes a partnership with AXA Corporate Solutions to offer local insurance coverage in up to 150 countries.

“International represents an excellent opportunity to expand our offerings, expertise and geographic reach to help drive Middle Market’s growth strategy,” said David Carter, executive vice president for Middle Market at The Hartford. “Alfred’s extensive leadership and international experience will help drive our strategy forward and position The Hartford to be our customers’ first choice for total global insurance protection.”

Bergbauer joined The Hartford with nearly 30 years of executive, risk management and underwriting experience in international property and casualty insurance in the U.S., Hong Kong, the Philippines and the People’s Republic of China. Prior to joining The Hartford, Bergbauer held multinational and international casualty leadership roles with XL Catlin, Marsh USA, Inc., and ACE USA. Bergbauer holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Marietta College and a Master of Business Administration from Babson College.

The Hartford International Choice portfolio of insurance products and services include:

  • The Hartford Exporters Package Policy, designed for U.S. organizations that are engaged in international commerce or travel but do not have permanent employees or physical worksites outside the U.S.
  • The Hartford’s Master Policy, designed for U.S.-based multinational organizations that have a physical presence (assets, employees, or operations) in one or more countries outside the U.S.
  • The Hartford’s Controlled Master Program, packages The Hartford’s Master Policy and insurance services with local admitted policies offered through AXA Corporate Solutions’ network in a single coordinated insurance program for a U.S. company’s international risks. The Master Policy and Controlled Master Program are available now in select U.S. markets, with a full U.S. market launch beginning January 2017.

About The Hartford

The Hartford is a leader in property and casualty insurance, group benefits and mutual funds. With more than 200 years of expertise, The Hartford is widely recognized for its service excellence, sustainability practices, trust and integrity. More information on the company and its financial performance is available at Follow us on Twitter at

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., (NYSE: HIG) operates through its subsidiaries under the brand name, The Hartford, and is headquartered in Hartford, Conn. For additional details, please read The Hartford’s legal notice.


Some of the statements in this release may be considered forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  We caution investors that these forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results may differ materially.  Investors should consider the important risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ.  These important risks and uncertainties include those discussed in our 2015 Annual Report on Form 10-K, subsequent Quarterly Reports on Forms 10-Q, and the other filings we make with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  We assume no obligation to update this release, which speaks as of the date issued.

From time to time, The Hartford may use its website to disseminate material company information. Financial and other important information regarding The Hartford is routinely accessible through and posted on our website at In addition, you may automatically receive email alerts and other information about The Hartford when you enroll your email address by visiting the “Email Alerts” section at


The Hartford
Thomas Hambrick, (860) 547-9746

Multimedia Files:

Preview image
Alfred Bergbauer, Vice President and Head of Multinational Underwriting