International specialist insurer Hiscox has selected Kevin Kerridge to succeed Steve Langan as Chief Executive Officer of Hiscox USA, effective May 15.
Kerridge, who will report to Hiscox’s CEO of Global Retail Ben Walter, joined Hiscox in 1996.
In 2009 he relocated from London to New York to oversee the launch and development of Hiscox’s US digital small business operation and has been described as instrumental in driving forward Hiscox’s ambitions in the US SME space.
“Kevin is an inspirational leader with an impressive track record of building successful businesses for Hiscox,” Ben Walter, Hiscox Global Retail CEO.
“His limitless drive and inspirational leadership will be a vital asset as we strive to make good on our ambition to become the number one small business insurer in the US.
“Kevin takes over from Steve Langan, who will return to the UK after working with Kevin to ensure a smooth transition of the CEO role.
“Steve has run Hiscox USA for the last three years with a steady hand and clear voice, positioning the business well for market success and profitable growth. I would like to thank Steve for his exceptional leadership and his success in building our differentiated brand across the globe.”
Kerridge added, “Hiscox USA has come a long way over the last ten years and I’m proud to have played my part in that success.
“As CEO, I’m now immensely excited to lead the business during its next phase of growth and for us to realise the opportunities ahead as we see them.
“The last year has been a challenging time for small businesses, but I want to ensure that Hiscox continues to be a dynamic and collaborative partner for our customers and distribution channels as we help them to adapt and respond to changing markets and emerging opportunities.”