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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 strengthens team with two senior appointments

30th August 2023

Aviva has announced the appointments of Jason Storah as CEO of UK & Ireland General Insurance, and Tracy Garrad as CEO of Aviva Canada. The two appointments are subject to regulatory approvals. Storah is a market veteran with over 20 years of industry experience. In his new role, he will continue ... Read the full article

Howden names Bozidar Ljubisavljevic Marine Executive Director

30th August 2023

Global insurance group Howden has announced the appointment of Bozidar Ljubisavljevic as Executive Director, Marine, a role based in its Singapore office. Ljubisavljevic has 22 years of industry experience and joined Howden in Dubai in 2019 as Regional Marine Practice Leader for its Turkey, Middle East and Africa region, helping to ... Read the full article

Hiscox Re & ILS hires RGA’s Ryan Barker as Chief Technology Officer

30th August 2023

Ryan Barker has been appointed to the role of Chief Technology Officer of Hiscox Re & ILS, the reinsurance and insurance-linked securities arm of specialist global insurer Hiscox. Barker who will join the firm on October 2, 2023, will be responsible for driving all aspects of the business’ technology strategy. In the ... Read the full article

BHSI names Kiki Hinrichsen Head of Healthcare in Germany

30th August 2023

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has promoted Kiki Hinrichsen to the additional role of Head of Healthcare in Germany. Hinrichsen, who joined BHSI in 2021, has almost two and a half decades of industry experience, much of it focused on casualty, life science and healthcare risks. BHSI offers customised medical liability solutions ... Read the full article

APOLLO Insurance names Mark Fujita as VP of Partnerships

30th August 2023

Canadian digital insurance provider, APOLLO Insurance, has named Mark Fujita as its new VP of Partnerships, signaling a strategic move to enhance its footprint in the emerging embedded insurance sector. In his role, Fujita will lead the expansion of APOLLO’s fully digital renters insurance programs tailored for multi-family landlords across Canada. Jeff ... Read the full article

Cover Genius appoints David Rudow as Chief Financial Officer

30th August 2023

Insurtech Cover Genius, has announced the appointment of David Rudow as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), taking over the role from Gavin Dennis. According to the announcement, Rudow’s hire comes as the company enters its next stage of growth to solidify its position as a global leader in the insurtech ... Read the full article

Arch Re announces executive appointments and promotions

29th August 2023

Arch Re, the reinsurance arm of Arch Capital Group Ltd., has announced a number of changes to its executive team, including promotions for Crystal Doughty and William Soares. Doughty is now Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO), Property and Soares has been named as CUO of Casualty and Specialty, both reporting to Arch ... Read the full article

Bayview unveils asset management unit for insurers

29th August 2023

Bayview Asset Management (Bayview), a leading investment management firm has announced the launch of an insurance Asset Management business, bringing three decades of investing in mortgage and consumer credit to the new entity, Bayview Insurance Asset Management. The new division will provide investment management services to the insurance and reinsurance industry. According ... Read the full article

Markel hires Andrew Umphress as Head of terrorism for North America

29th August 2023

Markel, the insurance operation within Markel Group Inc., has hired Andrew Umphress as the Head of terrorism for North America. In the role, Umphress will be based at Markel’s New York office and report to Ed Winter, director of terrorism, in London. Joining Markel's highly experienced global underwriting team, Umphress will be ... Read the full article

Amie Watson to head Trium Cyber London office

29th August 2023

Trium Cyber, a Lloyds of London cyber insurance specialist, has announced the appointment of Amie Watson as Head of International Underwriting. In her new position, Watson will establish Trium’s presence in London by building out the company’s international platform. “Amie is a well-known and highly regarded underwriter of cyber risk and an ... Read the full article

Charles Taylor hires Ardonagh Specialty’s Steven Beard as Group President

29th August 2023

Charles Taylor, an independent global provider of claims solutions, has appointed Steven Beard as Group President, effective September 1, 2023. Based in London, Beard joins the firm with over 25 years of industry expertise. He joins Charles Taylor from Ardonagh Specialty, where he served as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that, Beard served ... Read the full article

Fidelis MGU strengthens underwriting team with key promotions

29th August 2023

Fidelis MGU has bolstered its underwriting team with the promotions of Richard Coulson to Deputy Group CUO, Michael Davern to UK CUO, and Matthew Bellamy to Deputy UK CUO. In addition to his new role as Deputy Group Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO), Richard Coulson is set to remain in his secondary ... Read the full article

Acrisure Re expands corporate advisory & solutions with senior appointments

29th August 2023

Acrisure Re, the (re)insurance division of global fintech Acrisure, has appointed Steve Ryland as Global Head of Legacy and Thomas Deane as Head of Investment Banking to its corporate advisory and solutions division (ARCAS). According to Acrisure, the pair will work alongside the rest of the ARCAS team to expand the ... Read the full article

Charlie Higham to lead Everest Underwriting Partners division

29th August 2023

Global underwriter Everest Group, has announced the appointment of Charlie Higham as Senior Vice President and Head of Everest Underwriting Partners. He will succeed Brian Drum who is to retire from Everest on September 1, 2023, after 16 years with the company. Bringing two decades of specialty insurance experience to his new ... Read the full article

R&Q & Obra Capital hires Kevin Cooke as CEO of MSAC

25th August 2023

R&Q Insurance Holdings Ltd. and Obra Capital, Inc., have appointed Kevin Cooke as Chief Executive Officer of Mine Safety Appliances Company, LLC (MSAC). According to the announcement, in his role as CEO,  Cooke will hold responsibility for the oversight and management of the company as well as leading the active pursuit ... Read the full article