MORRISTOWN, N.J., Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Crum & Forster (C&F) is pleased to announce that Ahmed (Abe) Yaknour has been named Chief Technology Officer. In this role, Mr. Yaknour will be responsible for the architecture of the company's infrastructure, as well as all network and desktop management. Mr. Yaknour is located in the Morristown corporate office and reports to Steve Mulready, Executive Vice President.
Mr. Yaknour also retains his position as Vice President & Chief Information Officer for Seneca Insurance, a Crum & Forster subsidiary based in New York City. He joined Seneca in 1988 and held various management positions in their IT Department before being named to his most recent position in 1992. He received a B. S. in Mechanical Engineering from Banha University in Cairo, Egypt; a Masters in Computer Science from Queens College, NY; and an M.B.A. in International Business from Pace University, NY.
Steve Mulready commented: "Abe brings a strong background of IT and systems technology experience to this role. And, having been part of the C&F organization for over 10 years, Abe has an understanding of Crum & Forster's technology capabilities. He will be working in conjunction with Nicole Bennett, C&F's Chief Information Officer, to frame the company's infrastructure, simplify the technology platforms across the C&F organizations, and develop the appropriate technology strategy for the company going forward."
Crum & Forster is a national insurance group that is part of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. Crum & Forster is a registered trademark of United States Fire Insurance Company. Seneca Insurance is a wholly owned subsidiary of Crum & Forster Group.
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