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Insurance and reinsurance industry hiring, appointments and people moves news and announcements. Covering key hires and people moves across the global reinsurance, commercial and specialty insurance markets.

Munich Re, US appoints COO of new commercial insurance unit in North America

5th April 2019

Munich Reinsurance America, Inc. (Munich Re, US) has announced Adam Edelstein as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of a new commercial insurance division in North America, Munich Re Specialty Insurance. Edelstein joins the firm from a boutique insurance-focused consultancy and will report to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Munich Re Specialty ... Read the full article

Everest Insurance promotes Dane Lopes to Chief Commercial Officer

3rd April 2019

Everest Insurance, the specialty insurance arm of Bermudian reinsurer Everest Re Group, Ltd., has revealed that Dane Lopes has been appointed to the expanded position of Chief Commercial Officer. Lopes joined Everest Insurance in 2015 and has since served as Head of Sales and Distribution. During this time, his responsibilities have ... Read the full article

Will Curran named Head of Reinsurance at Tokio Marine Kiln

3rd April 2019

Tokio Marine Kiln, part of global insurance group Tokio Marine, has announced the promotion of Will Curran to Head of Reinsurance, effective April 1st, 2019. Curran takes over from David Huckstepp, who is leaving the company on a planned hiatus from the marketplace. Since joining Tokio Marine Kiln in 2008, Curran has ... Read the full article

AXA XL promotes Jennifer Minors to SVP in Bermuda Professional Lines unit

3rd April 2019

AXA XL has announced the promotion of Jennifer Minors to Senior Vice President – Product Line Leader in its Bermuda Professional Lines Insurance business. She will now be responsible for managing directors and officers (D&O), professional liability, employment practices liability (EPL), wage & hour (W&H), transactional liability (TL) and cyber liability ... Read the full article

Sedgwick appoints new Chief Client Officer, International division

3rd April 2019

Sedgwick, a global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, has named Eric Malterre as Chief Client Officer for its International unit. Malterre brings more than 15 years of international experience in the insurance, reinsurance and broking sector, having held numerous leadership roles in a number of regions, including Africa, ... Read the full article

Beach expands London wholesale operation with two new hires

3rd April 2019

Reinsurance brokerage Beach & Associates has expanded its London wholesale operation with two new hires. Nick Fearon joins from Miller Insurance Services where he led its US Professional Liability team. Beach says his appointment will bring further expertise in the financial and professional lines space. Lee Bonnett joins from Marsh Specialty, where ... Read the full article

Eleonora Geamanu named Head of Willis Towers Watson in Romania

2nd April 2019

Global insurance and reinsurance broker Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has appointed Eleonora Geamanu as Head of WTW in Romania. Based in Bucharest, she will take responsibility for driving revenue growth and meeting clients' needs across the Romania marketplace, for a broad set of business lines. She joined WTW in 2007 and has ... Read the full article

Everest Insurance appoints two Underwriters from Ironshore

2nd April 2019

Everest Insurance, a division of global insurer and reinsurer Everest Re Group, has announced the appointments of Graeme McGeachie and Pete Graham to its International division. McGeachie has been named Casualty Class Underwriter at Everest’s Lloyd’s Syndicate 2786. He joins Everest from Ironshore Insurance, where he was the Lead Underwriter within ... Read the full article

Chris McKeown steps down as Vice Chairman of New Ocean

2nd April 2019

AXA XL has announced that Chris McKeown, the former CEO of its ILS management platform New Ocean Capital Management, has stepped down from his role as Vice Chairman to pursue other interests. McKeown has more than 30 years of re/insurance and alternative capital management experience, and was the founding CEO of ... Read the full article

Former XL Group CFO Peter Porrino among new AIG Director nominees

2nd April 2019

The Board of Global insurer AIG has nominated three new candidates that will join ten of the company's current Directors standing for re-election at its Annual Meeting of Shareholders. The nominees include Peter Porrino, former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of XL Group; Amy Schioldager, former Senior Managing Director ... Read the full article

Sompo International promotes Gallagher to new P&C CEO role

2nd April 2019

Sompo International (SI), the Bermuda-based specialty provider of property and casualty re/insurance, has announced the promotion of Christopher Gallagher to Chief Executive Officer of SI Commercial P&C, a newly-created role. Gallagher is currently the Chief Risk Officer and Group Actuary of SI’s Commercial P&C business and a Director of SI. He will ... Read the full article

DAC Beachcroft names head of Global Insurance practice in London

2nd April 2019

International law firm DAC Beachcroft has announced the appointment of Liam O’Connell as head of its Global Insurance practice in London. He joins from Norton Rose Fulbright where he was most recently a partner and Head of the EMEA insurance claims team. O’Connell has previously acted for many global and London market ... Read the full article

Advent appoints Jack Smith as Head of Operations

1st April 2019

Advent Insurance Management, the InsurTech-led Lloyd’s & London market service provider, has appointed Jack Smith as Head of Operations, a newly created role. Smith, whose appointed is effective immediately, brings over 35 years’ experience to Advent. He will be based in the company’s Chelmsford offices. Prior to Advent he worked for Tasker ... Read the full article

Ed bolsters Credit, Political Risks & Surety Solutions team in Asia Pacific

1st April 2019

Reinsurance broker Ed has appointed Abhishek Chhajer as Head of Credit, Political Risks and Surety Solutions, Asia Pacific. Chhajer’s appointment is effective April 1 and will see him based in Singapore. He reports to Stephen Britten, the company’s Chief Executive Officer of Asia Pacific. He brings more than 16 years industry experience ... Read the full article

Edward Wilson joins Global Atlantic as Chief Risk Officer

1st April 2019

Life and annuity re/insurance firm Global Atlantic Financial Group has announced the appointment of Edward Wilson as Chief Risk Officer, effective April 1. Wilson joins Global Atlantic after a 26-year career at Goldman Sachs, where he previously held the position of Global Head of Risk in the Prime Services business. In his ... Read the full article

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