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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.

Coverys Syndicate 1975 adds Priya Fathers as medical underwriter

3rd December 2019

Coverys Managing Agency Limited, the Lloyd’s managing agent of Syndicates 1975, 1991 and 3330, has announced the appointment of Priya Fathers as a medical professional liability underwriter. Fathers, whose appointment to Lloyd’s syndicate 1975 is immediate, will report to Interim active underwriter Phil Sloan. She had previously served as underwriting manager of ... Read the full article

Joan Lamm-Tennant joins AXA Equitable Holdings Board of Directors

3rd December 2019

AXA Equitable Holdings, Inc. has named Joan Lamm-Tennant as an independent member of its Board of Directors, effective January 1st, 2020. The company states that this announcement follows the close of AXA's secondary offering of shares of AXA Equitable Holdings common stock on November 13th, 2019. Currently the co-founder and Chief Executive ... Read the full article

SageSure names Paul VanderMarck as Chief Tech & Innovation Officer

3rd December 2019

SageSure Insurance Managers, an independent US residential property managing general underwriter, has announced the appointment of Paul VanderMarck as Chief Technology and Innovation Officer. In this role, VanderMarck will lead the teams responsible for SageSure's proprietary technology platform. He will also drive the company's broader innovation strategy, including developing partnerships with emerging ... Read the full article

Beazley appoints Rozina Karimali as exec risk underwriter

3rd December 2019

Specialist insurer Beazley has named Rozina Karimali as executive risk underwriter within the company’s cyber & executive risk division. Based in San Francisco, Karimali will underwrite public directors & officers and large private D&O risks as well as employment practices liability. She joins from Allied World having most recently served as an ... Read the full article

Chaucer hires US General Liability underwriter from Allianz

2nd December 2019

Chaucer, the specialty international re/insurance group, has announced the appointment of Colm Sheedy as Class Underwriter to work on its US General Liability account, focused on large wholesale facultative business. Sheedy joins Chaucer from Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, where he worked on the company’s US liability account. He has nearly a ... Read the full article

Aspen’s Daniel Berry named Underwriting & Pricing Director, Coverly

2nd December 2019

Coverly, the pay-as-you-go InsurTech provider of on-demand insurance for small and medium sized enterprises, has appointed Aspen Risk Management Ltd.'s Daniel Berry as Underwriting and Pricing Director. Coverly launched in February and has since experienced significant growth, which is set to continue in 2020 with two new appointments. Berry brings 15 years ... Read the full article

Aspen Re’s Abdallah Balbeisi to join QBE as SEO, Head of MEA region

29th November 2019

QBE Insurance Group has announced the appointment of Aspen Re's Abdallah Balbeisi as Senior Executive Officer (SEO), Head of Middle East and Africa (MEA), effective May 2020. In his new role, Balbeisi will be based in Dubai and will report to Stephen Postlewhite, Deputy Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) of QBE Re. He ... Read the full article

Swiss Re CorSo adds Seelan Naidoo to key South Africa role

29th November 2019

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, the commercial insurance arm of reinsurance giant Swiss Re Group, has appointed Seelan Naidoo as head of property & specialty lines in South Africa. He brings with him over 30 years’ experience in the commercial insurance sector and most recently served as head of property and engineering ... Read the full article

Philip Turner joins Pioneer as a specie underwriter

28th November 2019

Pioneer Underwriters has announced the addition of Philip Turner as a specie underwriter within its Marine Specialty team, effective December 2nd, 2019. In his new role, Turner will be based in London and will report to Andy Corton, Head of Marine Specialty. He brings extensive broking and underwriting experience to the role, ... Read the full article

Munich Re makes key Business Development hire for Australia & NZ

27th November 2019

Munich Re has announced the appointment of Alex François as Head of Business Development for its savings and investment business in Australia and New Zealand. Based in Sydney, François will focus on bringing reinsurance capabilities to insurance and superannuation clients in the Australian and New Zealand market. He will also be responsible ... Read the full article

Gard’s Magne Nilssen named London CUO

27th November 2019

Gard, a shipowner-controlled provider of P&I, marine and energy insurance solutions, has announced the appointment of Magne Nilssen as Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) London, effective March 1st, 2020. In this newly created position, Nilssen will be responsible for all business routed through the firm's London branch, and will report to Group ... Read the full article

Lockton bolsters LatAm presence with exec hires

27th November 2019

Global insurance and reinsurance broker Lockton has added Andrew Perry and Ed Fyfe as senior Latin America executives, while also promoting Marcela Flores to form a new Lockton regional LatAm executive with effect from 1 May 2020. Perry joins from Marsh, having held various senior appointments including Chief Executive Officer of ... Read the full article

MS Amlin CEO to depart as re/insurer announces new operating model

27th November 2019

Insurer and reinsurer MS Amlin has today announced the details of a new operating model and senior leadership team as part of MS&AD's recently announced reorganisation of its international business. As announced previously, the reorganisation of the firm's international business includes the removal of the regional holding companies across Mitsui ... Read the full article

Marsh recruits Chemicals & Life Sciences leader from Munich Re

27th November 2019

Global re/insurance brokerage Marsh has announced the appointment of Jenny Yu as Chemicals and Life Sciences Industry Practice Leader for the UK & Ireland. Yu joins Marsh from Munich Re, where she most recently served as Life Science Risk Solutions Leader. She has spent the last nine years at Munich Re in ... Read the full article

Miller adds Eugene Leong to property team in Singapore

27th November 2019

Global re/insurance broker Miller has announced the appointment of Eugene Leong to its Singapore team, enhancing its property, downstream energy and construction capabilities. He will work closely with Singapore and London colleagues to support growth from existing and potential new clients in the Asia region. Leong joins Miller from Marnix in Singapore, ... Read the full article

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