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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.

Relation announces retirement of President & CEO, Ed Page

19th December 2022

Insurance brokerage, Relation Insurance Services has announced the retirement of President and Chief Operating Officer, Ed Page. The company stated that Page had initially planned to retire at year’s end, but continue on as a significant shareholder, board member, and strategic advisor. However, after a recent heart diagnosis, Page has decided ... Read the full article

WTW names Director of Corporate Risk & Broking activities for France

19th December 2022

Brokerage, consulting and software solutions firm WTW has announced the appointment of Florence Tondu-Mélique as the new Managing Director of WTW in France and as Director of Corporate Risk & Broking for France. Tondu-Mélique will be tasked with deploying WTW’s transformation and investments plans in France, reporting to Anne Pullum, President ... Read the full article

AXA XL adds Meredith Barton to senior role in construction division

16th December 2022

AXA XL has tapped Meredith Baron to lead its controlled insurance program business, promoting her to her new position within its North America construction division. A statement from the firm says that the Exton, Pennsylvania-based Baron will report to Michael McKinley, head of construction primary casualty. Baron began her insurance career in ... Read the full article

Steve Stennett appointed Commercial Director of Allianz Trade UK & Ireland

16th December 2022

Allianz Trade in the UK and Ireland has hired Steve Stennett as Commercial Director. Within this role, Stennett will hold responsibility for fostering Allianz Trade’s UK and Ireland client, broker and partner relations, as well as delivering profitable growth through the steering of business development, commercial underwriting and marketing activities. He is ... Read the full article

Steadfast Group appoints Nigel Fitzgerald as COO

16th December 2022

Steadfast Group, the largest general insurance broking network and underwriting agency group in Australasia, has announced the appointment of Nigel Fitzgerald as Chief Operating Officer. Fitzgerald, who is currently the CEO of AIG Australia, will commence his role with Steadfast Group in the second quarter of 2023 and will be based ... Read the full article

LSM’s Phil Hobbs named IUA Chair, as Kuchinski retires

16th December 2022

Phil Hobbs, President and Managing Director of Liberty Specialty Markets, has been elected as the new Chair of the International Underwriting Association (IUA). He replaces Rob Kuchinski, Head of Commercial Insurance at Zurich UK, who is retiring. Hobbs has been a member of the IUA Board since March 2019 and was previously ... Read the full article

Milliman appoints Junaidi Amin as head of life insurance consulting in Indonesia

16th December 2022

Consulting and actuarial firm Milliman has appointed Junaidi Amin as head of life insurance consulting in Indonesia. A statement from the firm said Amin moved into his role earlier this week. He will be based in Jakarta and joins the firm after leading actuarial and risk teams at multinational insurers and ... Read the full article

Kuczinski to retire as CEO of Munich Re US P&C Companies

15th December 2022

The US branch of global reinsurer Munich Re has announced the retirement of Anthony J. Kuczinski as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Munich Re US P&C Companies and of Munich Re US Holding Inc. Kuczinski’s retirement will come into effect on December 31, 2022, with an agreed change in role to ... Read the full article

BDA elects new chair and deputy chair

15th December 2022

The Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA) board has unanimously elected Michael Hanson, of Carey Olsen, to be its new chair, with Susan Pateras, Chair of Apollo Bermuda, as the BDA's deputy chair. The vote came at the BDA’s annual general meeting and board of directors meeting. Hanson, managing partner of Carey Olsen ... Read the full article

WTW names Naheed Jaffer Director and Lead for PPCU Canada

15th December 2022

WTW, a global advisory, broking and solutions company, has announced the appointment of Naheed Jaffer as Director and Lead for Pricing, Product, Claims and Underwriting (PPCU) propositions in Canada, within the company’s Insurance Consulting and Technology (ICT) business. Jaffer will be based in Toronto and report to Nicolas Beaudoin, P&C Division ... Read the full article

Chubb hires Peloso as Global Climate Officer

15th December 2022

Chubb Limited has appointed Margaret Peloso as Senior Vice President, Chubb Group, Global Climate Officer and Executive Director of the Chubb Charitable Foundation. Peloso joins Chubb from Vinson & Elkins, where she served as the law firm's Lead Sustainability Partner, where she held responsibility for integrating sustainability and environmental, social and ... Read the full article

Maxim Ryzhkov appointed CEO of Allianz Trade in China

15th December 2022

Maxim Ryzhkov has been appointed as CEO of Allianz Trade in China, effective 1 January 2023. According to the firm, Ryzhkov will be leading Allianz Trade in one of the largest and fastest-growing markets in the Asia Pacific region. Before this appointment, Ryzhkov was Commercial Director for Allianz Trade in Nordic, overseeing ... Read the full article

Fidelis promotes Charles Mathias to Deputy Chairman

15th December 2022

Bermuda-based insurance and reinsurance holding company Fidelis Insurance has announced a series of senior promotions, including the appointment of Charles Mathias as Deputy Chairman. Mathias was most recently Director of Underwriting, having started at the company in the role of Chief Risk Officer. He has nearly four decades of broking and ... Read the full article

Markel Intl. bolsters underwriting & catastrophe management functions

15th December 2022

Markel International has named Andrew Green as head of underwriting risk, with Emma Higgins taking over from Green as head of catastrophe management. According to Markel, the promotions demonstrate the firm's commitment to strengthening its underwriting and catastrophe management functions to support its long-term and profitable growth ambitions, as well as ... Read the full article

Munich Re names Kerner as lead of new Global Specialty Insurance board division

15th December 2022

Munich Re, one of Europe's big four reinsurance companies, has announced the formation of a new Board division designed to further expand its specialty primary insurance business as it looks to become a "powerful global player in this field". Effective January 1st, 2023, numerous primary insurance businesses of Munich Re that ... Read the full article