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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.

Aviva adds Martin Strobel as independent non-exec director

25th October 2021

Aviva has announced the appointment of Martin Strobel as an independent non-executive director, effective immediately Strobel was most recently the senior independent director of RSA Insurance Group and has held a number of senior roles during his career. Previous positions include group CEO of Baloise-Holding AG, Operating Partner of Advent International and time spent ... Read the full article

Allianz Africa names Delphine Traoré as CEO

25th October 2021

Allianz Africa has appointed Delphine Traoré as Allianz Africa Regional Chief Executive Officer (CEO), in addition to her current responsibilities. She succeeds Coenraad Vrolijk who is leaving Allianz Africa to pursue new opportunities outside of the Allianz group. Traoré joined the Allianz Group in 2005 with Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) ... Read the full article

WTW appoints Fox Carney as climate transition advisor

25th October 2021

Re/insurance broker Willis Towers Watson has appointed Diana Fox Carney to the climate, resilience and ESG solutions teams within its Climate Resilience Hub, which serves corporates and public sector institutions in North America and worldwide. As a development economist, Fox Carney developed early insights on global sustainability risks and the challenges ... Read the full article

MS Amlin (MS AUL) promotes Wallington to Head of Specialty Reinsurance

25th October 2021

Lloyd's global insurer and reinsurer, MS Amlin Underwriting Limited (MS AUL), has announced the promotion of Rachael Wallington to Head of Specialty Reinsurance, effective November 1st, 2021. In her new role, Wallington will report to Matthew Wilken, Head of Reinsurance, and takes on responsibility for the oversight of the Specialty Reinsurance ... Read the full article

Chris Wallace to head up QBE UK insurance business

25th October 2021

Chris Wallace has been appointed Executive Director of QBE’s UK Insurance business, taking over the role from Cécile Fresneau. Fresneau was promoted to run the European Operations Insurance division earlier this year. Wallace will take up his role effective November 1st, and will report to Fresneau. Upon assuming leadership for the UK business, ... Read the full article

Tokio marine makes two hires within Cyber & Professional Lines

25th October 2021

Tokio Marine HCC has appointed Richard Savage as Director of Cyber Incident Response and Alex Bovicelli as Director of Threat Intelligence. The appointments are the latest in a series of enhancements to the group’s cyber security capabilities as it builds on its 15-year heritage of cyber insurance excellence. Bovicelli will focus on ... Read the full article

AXA XL appoints new east coast environmental insurance lead

22nd October 2021

AXA XL's environmental insurance business has appointed Joseph Madigan to lead its east coast business, with Tim Chung stepping into Madigan’s previous role as head of environmental for the central region. Madigan now assumes underwriting management responsibility of the organisation's largest region, working with brokers and clients all along the East ... Read the full article

AGCS’ ART division appoints Houlihan to lead Americas on permanent basis

22nd October 2021

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has named Thomas Houlihan as the firm's permanent regional head of Americas within its Alternative Risk Transfer (ART) division. Based in New York, he reports to Grant Maxwell, global head of ART. Houlihan has been serving in this role on an interim basis since May 2021 ... Read the full article

Ascot appoints Peter Trochev to run Financial Institutions unit

22nd October 2021

Specialty insurer and reinsurer Ascot Group has announced the appointment of Peter Trochev as Senior Vice President and Head of Financial Institutions (FI). Trochev will lead Ascot’s FI strategy with a focus on expanding the range of FI products offered by Ascot throughout the US. He joins Ascot from Nationwide, where he ... Read the full article

Elementum names new Managing Director, Head of Actuarial & Valuations

22nd October 2021

Elementum has appointed Jacqueline Muschett as Managing Director, Head of Actuarial & Valuations, where she will repot directly to the firm's Chief Financial Officer. Muschett will be responsible for driving Elementum's processes around loss-reserving and determining fair value of investments, helping to guide and enhance the firm's investment research, portfolio construction, ... Read the full article

AXA XL adds senior underwriter to war, terrorism & political violence team

22nd October 2021

AXA XL has appointed Francisco Arias to its crisis management and specialty risk business as senior underwriter for war, terrorism & political violence. Based in Atlanta, Arias reports to Morgan Shrubb, Head of terrorism in the US. He will now will be responsible for upholding a high standard of business while implementing strategy ... Read the full article

Adderley takes Office Managing Partner position at Appleby

22nd October 2021

Global law firm Appleby has announced the appointment of Brad Adderley as its new Office Managing Partner in Bermuda, effective 1 January 2022. Tim Faries, who has completed two terms as Office Managing Partner in Bermuda, will continue with his global position as CEO of Appleby Global Services (AGS), Appleby’s specialist ... Read the full article

Aon appoints Aspen’s Tim Aman to lead Re Solutions’ US actuarial team

21st October 2021

Re/insurance broker Aon has added Tim Aman to lead the US actuarial team within its Reinsurance Solutions business as an executive managing director. He reports to Brian Alvers, Global Chief Actuary and head of Casualty Analytics. Aman will be based in New York and focus primarily on building the team’s commercial client ... Read the full article

Beazley adds Hiscox’s Simon Wilson to lead Open Market business

21st October 2021

Beazley has appointed Simon Wilson to serve as its Head of Open Market, a London-based role that involves directing and managing teams within the Property team and providing insight on market issues. Wilson is described as a seasoned underwriter and achieved success with Primary and Excess Property D&F products. He will join ... Read the full article

WTW bolsters Southeast and Mid-Atlantic FINEX teams

21st October 2021

Re/insurance broker Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has announced several senior appointments within its Financial, Executive and Professional Risks (FINEX) teams for the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Samuel Stern has been appointed as Director, Southeast FINEX Commercial Team Leader, reporting into Chris LoRe, Senior Director, Commercial East leader. Stern will be responsible for ... Read the full article

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