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

Lockton Re adds Paul Hyer as Rating Agency Advisory Leader

29th May 2020

Lockton Re, the reinsurance business of insurance broker Lockton, has appointed Paul Hyer as Rating Agency Advisory Leader. Based in Lockton Re’s Minneapolis office, Hyer reports to Claude Yoder, Head of Global Analytics. He joins from Aon, having worked with various clients in an advisory capacity, including capital and financial modeling. “Paul is ... Read the full article

Swiss Re CorSo names Robert Hunziker as APAC Head Property & Specialty

29th May 2020

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions (Swiss Re CorSo), the commercial insurance division of reinsurance giant Swiss Re, has appointed Robert Hunziker as Asia Pacific Head Property & Specialty, effective September 1st, 2020. In his new role, Hunziker will be based in Singapore and takes over the position from Stanley Cochrane, who is ... Read the full article

Pen Underwriting adds Hamir Patel as Head of Cyber

28th May 2020

Multi-territory managing general agent Pen Underwriting has appointed Hamir Patel as its new Head of Cyber. Patel succeeds Adrian Scott, who was appointed as Managing Director of International & Financial Lines in February. Hamir is currently Head of Insight & Reserving and joined the company four years ago after having served at ... Read the full article

WR Berkley’s Ira Lederman to step down as EVP, Secretary

28th May 2020

Re/insurance holding company WR Berkley has announced that Ira Lederman will step down as executive vice president and secretary on June 1. He will continue as Of Counsel and assistant secretary. Lederman boasts a 40 year legal career and joined the company in 1983 as associate counsel. He was appointed senior vice president, ... Read the full article

QBE NA promotes Gransbury to lead new specialty insurance unit

28th May 2020

The North American division of global insurer QBE has promoted Steve Gransbury as head of specialty insurance, a newly created group of existing QBE businesses. Tara Krauss has been promoted to Gransbury’s previous role as head of accident & health. Gransbury now leads a specialty insurance unit consisting of A&H, aviation and ... Read the full article

Markel adds Hui Zhi Pek as terrorism underwriter for Asia

28th May 2020

Specialist insurer Markel International has announced the appointment of Hui Zhi Pek as terrorism underwriter for Asia. Pek holds more than 12 years of industry experience and joins from Asia Capital Reinsurance Group, where she worked closely with the senior management across various functions. She will be based in Markel’s Singapore office and ... Read the full article

Catalina adds Hemphill as non-exec chair, Foulger as senior non-exec director

28th May 2020

Catalina Holdings has announced the appointment of Bruce Hemphill as non-executive chairman of its Board, while Caroline Foulger joins as senior independent non-executive director. Hemphill was previously appointed as a non-executive director to Catalina’s Board in 2019 and brings significant financial services expertise and experience. He is the former Chief Executive Officer ... Read the full article

PartnerRe makes key changes to non-life structure, leadership

27th May 2020

Bermuda-based reinsurer PartnerRe has announced an adjustment to the responsibilities of executive leadership within Specialty Lines and has created the role of Chief Executive Officer for Global Cat. Effective June 1, Greg Haft will assume the role of CEO Global Cat. This newly created position will see him bring together the company’s ... Read the full article

Nexus bolsters FL division with appointment of Bruce Simmons

27th May 2020

Specialty Managing General Agent (MGA) Nexus has announced the appointment of Bruce Simmons to its US operations as Vice President – Management and Professional Liability. Simmons joins Nexus' Financial Lines division from Zon Re, where he served as Chief Underwriting Officer. Before that, he worked at companies including Gen Re, Allied World ... Read the full article

Canopius adds Craig Elliott as casualty underwriter for Asia Pacific

27th May 2020

Global specialty re/insurer Canopius has appointed Craig Elliott as casualty underwriter for the Asia Pacific region. Elliott reports to Claudio Saita, Head of Australia & Pacific, and will be based in the company’s recently established Sydney office. He joins with over a decade of industry experience, most recently serving as senior casualty ... Read the full article

Andrew Robinson appointed CEO of HIIG

26th May 2020

Andrew Robinson has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Houston International Insurance Group, Ltd. (HIIG), succeeding the company's founder and outgoing CEO, Stephen Way. Way has resigned as Chairman of the Board but is set to continue to serve HIIG as Director of the Company. Robinson's appointment ... Read the full article

Swiss Re strengthens leadership team for the Asia region

26th May 2020

Global reinsurance giant Swiss Re has announced a number of key leadership appointments for the Asia region, bolstering the executive bench to support the reinsurer's regional expansion. Anna Lee, who has been with Swiss Re for more than 17 years, has been appointed Head of New Business Development, Property & Casualty ... Read the full article

PartnerRe promotes André Piché to President of Canadian L&H

22nd May 2020

Bermuda-based reinsurer PartnerRe has announced the promotion of André Piché to President of its Canadian Life & Health (L&H) operations, effective May 19th, 2020. In his new role, Piché takes overall responsibility for the firm's Canadian L&H operation, and will report to Alan Ryder, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of North America ... Read the full article

MMC re-elects Board of Directors

22nd May 2020

Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC), the insurance and reinsurance focused risk, strategy and people professional services firm, has revealed that its entire slate of 2020 director nominees were elected during its recent Stockholders' meeting. At the meeting, shareholders re-elected directors to serve for a one-year term expiring at the 2021 annual ... Read the full article

WTW appoints Johan Forsgård to new Nordics leadership role

22nd May 2020

Re/insurance broker Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has announced the appointment of Johan Forsgård as the leader of its new Nordics region structure. As Head of the Nordics, he will manage the newly formed region consisting of Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Norway. Forsgård was previously Head of Sweden and Finland at WTW, having ... Read the full article

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