N2G Worldwide Insurance Services, LLC has hired Kevin Strong, former Head of Multinational Business of The Hartford, as its new CEO, replacing retiring Bill Skapof, who led N2G since its foundation in 2020.
Strong has over two decades of industry experience, having most recently served as Head of Multinational at The Hartford, leading US-produced and incoming global program teams as well as The Hartford’s Global Insurer Network and Canada Branch operations.
Before this, Strong served as Worldwide Director of Global Programs and Network Services at XL Catlin, leading teams in the US, Mexico, UK, Austria, India, Hong Kong and China.
He has also held leadership positions at Marsh and Aon in New York.
Commenting on his new role, Strong said, “I am excited to join such a talented team and further build N2G’s brand as the preeminent provider of client-focused global program solutions.”
N2G was formed as part of a joint venture with Generali’s P&C unit, Generali Global Corporate & Commercial (GC&C), and insurance and financial services giant Nationwide.
Russ Johnston, President of Standard Commercial, E&S and Specialty at Nationwide, said, “Kevin brings a successful track record of growing multinational businesses and shares Nationwide and Generali’s commitment to the market.
“I’m confident that Kevin’s entrepreneurial spirit and market knowledge will help take this joint venture to the next level.”
Christian Kanu, CEO of Generali Global Corporate & Commercial, added, “I am pleased to welcome Kevin as the new CEO of N2G, and I am confident that he will be able to further enhance and expand N2G’s operations.
“Thanks to his extensive international experience in the insurance industry, Kevin will add value to our strategy of providing multinational solutions to international commercial clients as well as protecting their business across the globe.
“I would also like to express my gratitude to Bill for his outstanding work and commitment over the years.”