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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.

Liberty GTS hires three underwriters for APAC region

11th October 2022

Liberty Global Transaction Solutions (Liberty GTS) has hired three new underwriters for its Asia-Pacific business. The firm, an offshoot of Liberty Mutual Insurance’s global risk solutions division, said it had hired Damian Ng, Sanjeve Prakasam, and Alexandra Culas for roles in Singapore and Sydney, Australia. Ng and Prakasam will be underwriters ... Read the full article

WTW adds Jamie Lee to Natural Resources team

11th October 2022

Global advisory, broking and solutions company, WTW, has appointed Jamie Lee as Managing Director, Head of Upstream Energy, North America, in its Natural Resources business. Based in Houston, Lee will be responsible for delivering tailored advice, developing solutions to capacity constraints for WTW’s clients, and growing the upstream portfolio. He will ... Read the full article

AXA XL promotes Gazzard to E&O Product Line Leader, Professional Lines

11th October 2022

AXA XL has promoted Mike Gazzard to the role of Senior Vice President and E&O Product Line Leader of its Bermuda Insurance Professional Lines Team. Within this role he will report to Matthew Irvine, AXA XL’s Bermuda Professional Lines Chief Underwriting Officer. Gazzard, who has been with AXA XL since 2019, previously ... Read the full article

IQUW hires Kevin Fisher as President

11th October 2022

Property and specialty re/insurer IQUW has appointed Kevin Fisher as President, reporting to Peter Bilsby, IQUW Group CEO. As President, Fisher will bring further re/insurance strategic client management leadership to accelerate IQUW’s profitable growth trajectory. Overall, Fisher rings over 40 years of broking experience towards the role. In his most recent role ... Read the full article

Howden appoints industry veteran David Long as Chair of Equine division

11th October 2022

International insurance broker Howden has announced the appointment of David Long as Chairman of its Equine division. Long will focus on growing Howden’s bloodstock client base, with a particular emphasis on the United Kingdom, the United States and Australasia. He will be based in London and will report to Duncan Fraser, ... Read the full article

AXA XL names Florian Richard as Chief Risk Officer, Americas

10th October 2022

AXA XL has announced the appointment of Florian Richard as Chief Risk Officer for the Americas and as Head of Underwriting Risk. Richard previously served as Head of Underwriting Risk, Reinsurance at AXA XL, having taken up this role in January 2022. Prior to this he spent two years at AXA XL ... Read the full article

Tokio Marine Kiln adds Kristen Shastri as Head of Life Sciences

10th October 2022

Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK) has announced the appointment of Kirsten Shastri as Head of Life Sciences as it targets growth in the sector. Shastri will underwrite a range of Life Sciences risks including traditional medical device and pharmaceutical companies through to novel products being developed worldwide. She will report to the Departmental ... Read the full article

VIG Re appoint Tobias Sonndorfer to Executive Board of Directors

10th October 2022

VIG Re, the reinsurance company of Vienna Insurance Group, has announced the appointment of Tobias Sonndorfer as a new member of the Board of Directors, with effect from 1st January 2023. Sonndorfer has broad experience in both financial services and the reinsurance industry and will take over responsibilities for the reinsurance ... Read the full article

Consilium appoints six financial lines specialists from Ed Broking

10th October 2022

International re/insurance broker, Consilium, part of the Aventum Group, has appointed six financial lines specialists from Ed Broking. Neal Hughes and Nick Bachmann, previously Divisional Directors at Ed have been appointed Managing Partners at Consilium. Hughes spent six years at Ed Broking, as well as nine years at WTW, six years at ... Read the full article

HDI Global Specialty UK streamlines Specialty Lines Single Risk Underwriting

10th October 2022

HDI Global Specialty UK has introduced a new structure within Underwriting to align its business with clients and brokers. HDI has identified six divisions or ‘pillars’ within its single risk business. The six new business divisions and leaders are as follows: - Nick Robinson - Financial Risks - David Palmer - Crisis Management - ... Read the full article

Northcourt appoints industry veteran, Ed Butler as a Senior Adviser

10th October 2022

Northcourt, the Optio Group subsidiary and underwriter of international nuclear risk, has appointed Ed Butler as a senior adviser. Within this role, Butler will help raise Northcourt’s profile within government and the nuclear sector as a leading global authority within the nuclear insurance industry. He will also report to Optio executive chairman ... Read the full article

AXA XL Re unveils seven new global product leaders

7th October 2022

AXA XL Re, the reinsurance arm of AXA's property & casualty and specialty risk division, has today announced the appointment of a range of new global product leaders. This includes a new role for Tristan Abend, formerly Head of International Property Treaty, who will now lead International Property at the reinsurer. Greg ... Read the full article

Aon names Dell’Aglio as Global Tech Sales Leader of STG division

7th October 2022

Aon has announced the appointment of Morena Dell’Aglio as global technology sales leader within its expanding Strategy and Technology Group. The firm states that Dell’Aglio will be responsible for driving client awareness and innovation across a range of technology propositions, notably Tyche, ReMetrica and PathWise. She will also provide a critical link ... Read the full article

Huichih Ko joins Oneglobal Broking as Executive Director

7th October 2022

Commercial insurance and reinsurance broker, Oneglobal Broking has announced the appointment of veteran insurance practitioner, Huichih Ko as Executive Director. Based in Taiwan, he will be working closely with the Asia Leadership team in growing the Oneglobal’s Asian business. Through out his career, Ko has successfully led multiple businesses to growth. He ... Read the full article

Hymans Robertson adds Lara Desay to risk transfer team

7th October 2022

Pensions and financial services consultancy Hymans Robertson has announced the addition of Lara Desay as a Partner and Risk Transfer Specialist. Desay joins from Scottish Widows where she was Head of Origination and Operations for its bulk annuity team. Prior to joining Hymans, Desay played a key role in a number of ... Read the full article