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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.

Willis Re’s Jeremy Ginter joins Tremor as VP of Sales

21st October 2019

Tremor, the programmatic insurance and reinsurance risk transfer marketplace, has named Jeremy Ginter as its new Vice President of Sales, effective October 28th, 2019. He brings more than 15 years of experience in business development and sales to Tremor, and in his new role, will take responsibility for the oversight, development ... Read the full article

Karl Wall launches new reinsurance run-off provider, The Carrick Group

21st October 2019

Karl Wall, who previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Enstar (US) Inc., has announced plans to launch a new international non-life legacy business called The Carrick Group. The Carrick Group will initially be based in the U.S., UK, and Bermuda, and will provide reinsurance and run-off management ... Read the full article

Berkshire (BHSI) enters Australian surety market

21st October 2019

Berkshire Hathaway Speciality Insurance (BHSI), a division of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, has announced its entry into the Australian surety market, and has appointed Jonathan Griffiths as Head of Surety, Australia. Currently, BHSI provides surety products in the U.S., Canada, UK & Europe, and Asia. The new offering in Australia will ... Read the full article

Swiss Re names Kaspar Mueller as President of Reinsurance, LatAm

21st October 2019

Global reinsurer Swiss Re has announced the appointment of Kaspar Mueller as President of Reinsurance for Latin America, effective November 1, 2019. Mueller currently works for Swiss Re as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Reinsurance, and has spent a total of 13 years with the company. In his new Miami-based role, he ... Read the full article

Munich Re US names Juan Herrera as Head of Diversity & Inclusion

18th October 2019

Munich Reinsurance America, Inc. (Munich Re US), a subsidiary of reinsurance giant Munich Re, has announced the appointment of Juan Herrera as its first full-time Head of Diversity & Inclusion. Based in Princeton, New Jersey, Herrera will report to Brian Viscusi, U.S. Regional Head of Human Resources. He will be tasked with ... Read the full article

RAA’s Joe Sieverling added to Federal Reserve advisory committee

18th October 2019

The Reinsurance Association of America's senior vice president and director of financial services Joe Sieverling has been appointed to the Federal Reserve’s Insurance Policy Advisory Committee (IPAC). The IPAC consists of 21 members and was launched in 2018 to provide information, advice and recommendations to the Board of Governors on international ... Read the full article

Talbot’s Gillingham named head of war, terrorism at StarStone

18th October 2019

Specialty insurer StarStone has announced the appointment of Henry Gillingham as head of war & terrorism within its crisis management division. Gillingham will be based in London and is set to join in the first half of 2020. He joins from Talbot Underwriting, where he most recently served as a senior ... Read the full article

WR Berkley names David LeBlanc as Acadia president

18th October 2019

Re/insurance holding company WR Berkley Corporation has promoted David LeBlanc to serve as president of Acadia Insurance, its commercial property and casualty subsidiary. LeBlanc succeeds Douglas Nelson, who joined as president in 2011 and will now transition to chairman of Acadia. With over 35 years’ experience in the P&C insurance space, LeBlanc ... Read the full article

Berkshire (BHSI) announces leadership hires in Madrid

18th October 2019

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (BHSI), a division of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, has announced three leadership appointments in Madrid, including Diego Espinosa as head of property, Juan Madrid as head of casualty, and Tomás Blas as head of technical lines. Espinosa joins with over a decade of experience from RSA ... Read the full article

CNA names James Chief Risk & Reinsurance Officer, Miralles to lead Warranty

17th October 2019

U.S. commercial property and casualty (P&C) insurer, CNA, has announced a couple of management changes in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and Warranty, including the appointment of Mark James as Chief Risk and Reinsurance Officer. In his new role, James assumed leadership of the firm's ERM function and maintains leadership for the ... Read the full article

Guy Carpenter appoints Samengo-Turner as Global Facultative Leader

17th October 2019

Guy Carpenter, the reinsurance broking arm of Marsh & McLennan Companies, has announced the appointment of Dominic Samengo-Turner as Global Facultative Leader, while Simon Delchar takes over as Head of Marsh JLT Specialty, Asia. Samengo-Turner will relocate to London and will report to John Trace, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), North America, ... Read the full article

Gard’s Christian Pritchard-Davies appointed CFO

17th October 2019

Gard, the Norwegian shipowner-controlled provider of P&I, marine and energy insurance, has named Christian Pritchard-Davies Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective January 1st, 2020. Currently, Pritchard-Davies serves as Vice President - Head of Infrastructure & Operations at Gard, having joined the firm in 2014 from Skretting Group in Stavanger, Norway, where he ... Read the full article

Castel Specialty enters construction & engineering market

16th October 2019

Castel Specialty, a division of club-style MGA formation platform Castel Underwriting Agencies, has entered the construction & engineering market and appointed Beazley's Colin Rose to lead the effort. The new proposition will primarily be aimed at the UK, North America, Australia and Canada as well as other key territories. Rose joins from ... Read the full article

North P&I Club announces string of senior underwriting appointments

16th October 2019

North P&I Club, the UK-based marine mutual liability re/insurer, has announced a series of senior underwriting appointments across various lines and regions within its business. Back in June, the company announced the appointment of Savraj Mehta to Chief Commercial Officer, with Thya Kathiravel taking on Mehta’s previous role as Chief ... Read the full article

Alliant strengthens Southwest operations with VP hire

16th October 2019

US specialty insurance brokerage firm Alliant Insurance Services has bolstered its operations in the Southwest region with the appointment of Geoff Godsey as Vice President. Based in Dallas, TX, Godsey joins Alliant from a large regional insurance brokerage firm, where he served as a Commercial Producer. He is an experienced commercial insurance ... Read the full article

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