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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.

Pro Global bolsters German market leadership team

15th April 2021

Global re/insurance outsourcing and consulting specialist Pro Global has announced the appointment of Roman Claren as Managing Director and Stilianos Kalaitzidis as its new Head of Technical Claims for German businesses/entities. Claren joins from a subsidiary of Provinzial Rheinland Versicherung AG, where he served as managing director. He brings over 15 years’ ... Read the full article

Jupiter hires Elizabeth Barnes as Science Advisor

15th April 2021

Jupiter, a provider of predictive data and analytics for climate risk and resilience, has appointed Dr. Elizabeth Barnes as an advisor to help its science team further refine their physics-informed machine learning and explainable AI for atmospheric science ... Read the full article

Chubb makes two senior leadership appointments

14th April 2021

Global re/insurer Chubb has announced two leadership appointments within its North America Accident and Health (A&H) business. Suresh Krishnan, Chubb's current Chief Operating Officer, North America Accident and Health, has been named Executive Vice President, Head of North America Specialty Accident and Health. In this expanded role, he will look to grow ... Read the full article

Liberty Specialty names Jane Warren as Active Underwriter

14th April 2021

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has appointed Jane Warren as Active Underwriter, effective immediately. Based in London, Warren reports to Phil Hobbs, Deputy Managing Director and Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) for LSM. She brings over 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry, joining Liberty in 2019 from ... Read the full article

Hippo adds Munich Re’s Laura Hoensch to Spinnaker leadership

14th April 2021

California-headquartered, homeowners focused-insurtech Hippo has recruited Laura Hoensch as the new General Counsel for Spinnaker Insurance Company, which was acquired by Hippo last year. Hoensch most recently served as General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs for Digital Partners, a Munich Re company. At the same time, ... Read the full article

Chubb hires Lyndsey Christofer as EVP

14th April 2021

Global re/insurer Chubb has appointed Lyndsey Christofer as Executive Vice President, Construction Industry Practice Leader for its large account segment. She will oversee strategic direction whilst leading a broad team of dedicated construction underwriting and service specialists across multiple lines of business to deliver customised and innovative insurance solutions to Chubb's ... Read the full article

Brokerslink bolsters management in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Europe

14th April 2021

Global brokering business Brokerslink has announced the appointments of new regional managers in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Europe. Au Quang Hien takes the role of regional manager for Asia-Pacific. Hien is CEO and founder of AEGIS Insurance Brokers, Brokerslink’s partner in Vietnam. Benjamin Boudeau-Raimbault becomes regional manager for Africa. He is the general ... Read the full article

Falvey Insurance Group hires Mike McKenna as CUO

14th April 2021

Falvey Insurance Group has appointed Mike McKenna as Chief Underwriting Officer, he will oversee all underwriting for Falvey Cargo Underwriting, Falvey Shippers Insurance and Safe Harbor Pollution Insurance. Prior to joining Falvey, McKenna oversaw underwriting at The Hartford Global Specialty for 11 years. His role will allow for a dedicated focus on ... Read the full article

Aviva Singlife hires Kim Rosenkilde as Group CIO

13th April 2021

Aviva Singlife Holdings Pte, the holding company established following the merger of Aviva and Singapore Life Pte, has appointed Kim Rosenkilde as Group Chief Investment Officer. Rosenkilde brings over 30 years in financial markets, and last year had acted as an advisor to Singlife on its investment and risk management strategy throughout ... Read the full article

Mark Wheeler named Co-CEO at Mosaic

13th April 2021

It’s been announced that industry veteran Mark Wheeler will take a Co-Chief Executive Officer role at newly launched specialty insurer Mosaic Insurance, joining fellow Bermuda-based CEO Mitch Blaser. Over his more than 30-year career, Wheeler has served in a variety of leadership roles, overseeing capital planning, underwriting and distribution across global ... Read the full article

MS Amlin Underwriting hires Geddes as Head of Property and Allied Lines

13th April 2021

Lloyd's of London insurer and reinsurer MS Amlin Underwriting Limited (MS AUL) has appointed Sam Geddes as Head of Property and Allied Lines Division. In this position, Geddes will have oversight of MS AUL’s diverse property division which includes its Commercial Property ‘D&F’, Property Binder Units and Auto business. His appointment follows ... Read the full article

Generali (GC&C) appoints trio to senior underwriting roles

13th April 2021

Generali Global Corporate & Commercial (GC&C), a subsidiary of the Italian insurance giant, has announced the appointment of Reto Arrigoni as Global Head of Casualty Underwriting. At the same time, Enrico Mazza has been named as GC&C Italy Head of Underwriting and Tomasz Kukuła as ACEER (Austria, Central and Eastern Europe, ... Read the full article

Markerstudy Group appoints Benny Higgins as Chairman

13th April 2021

Motor insurer Markerstudy Group has appointed Benny Higgins as Group Chairman, following its acquisition of Brightside Group. Markerstudy received its regulatory approval for the acquisition on 22nd March, with the deal completed on 12th April. Kevin Spencer, Group CEO, said: “We are steering Markerstudy Group on an exhilarating growth trajectory and due ... Read the full article

Matt Newman takes chief strategy role at Apollo

13th April 2021

Apollo Syndicate Management, the independent specialist insurer and reinsurer, has announced the appointment of Matt Newman as Group Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer. Newman currently serves as Apollo’s Group Head of Casualty and Active Underwriter of Syndicate 1971, and will retain this role as he takes on his new responsibilities from ... Read the full article

Liberty Mutual Re names Peter Smith EVP, MD

13th April 2021

Liberty Mutual Re has named Peter Smith as Executive Vice President (EVP) and Managing Director, a newly-created position within the reinsurance underwriting company. Smith brings over 25 years’ experience to the role and will be based in London. He joined LSM in 2012 and was previously Executive Underwriting Officer. Before that he ... Read the full article

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