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HDI Global SA adds Shaun Scandling as managing director

7th May 2020 - Author: Staff Writer

HDI Global SA’s board of directors of has announced the appointed of Shaun Scandling as the company’s new managing director.

Effective from May 1, Scandling will succeed Kurt Müller, who will step down at the end of June and begin his retirement.

Scandling joins from AIG where he was a member of the executive committee of AIG South Africa and in various roles since the year 2009.

In 2014, he was appointed as specialty leader, which included aviation, aarine and SME (small commercial). This allowed exposure to credit lines and environmental liability, which formed part of specialty globally.

In July 2017, he was appointed as head of property and special risks which incorporated the specialty lines and commercial property (large corporate and corporate). This role also had responsibility for the sales team.

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“I am very delighted that Shaun will succeed Kurt in running our South African operations,” commented Jens Wohlthat, Chairman of the Board of Directors of HDI Global SA Ltd. and Member of the Management Board of HDI Global SE.

“Shaun combines strong insurance industry knowledge with proven operational skills. This will be important to us as we focus on delivering our strategic growth targets in South Africa in this new decade.”

Commenting on his appointment, Scandling said, “I am delighted to be joining HDI as Managing Director for South Africa. HDI has had a rich association with industrial insurance since its inception in the year 1903. I am looking forward to being part of HDI Global’s leadership team and expanding its footprint in the African markets.”

Speaking on the departure of Kurt Müller, Jens Wohlthat said, “We would like to wish Kurt all the best for the future and thank him very much for his years of great service and exceptionally successful work in the company.”

HDI Global SA Limited is the South African subsidiary of Germany’s industrial insurer HDI Global SE.

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