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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.

AIG appoints Global Head of A&H, General Insurance

28th January 2019

Edward Levin has been named as the new Global Head of Accident & Health, General Insurance, at American International Group, Inc. (AIG), effective next month. Levin will be based in London and will report to Christopher Townsend, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AIG International General Insurance. In his new position, Levin will ... Read the full article

ACORD reveals 2019 Board of Directors

28th January 2019

International standard-setting body for the insurance sector, ACORD, has announced its new 2019 Board of Directors, as well as numerous returning members. J. Spero Zacharias will continue as Chair of the Board of Directors, which consists of 27 members, including nine new Directors. ACORD President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Bill Pieroni, ... Read the full article

EC3 Brokers launches Middle East division, appoints head

28th January 2019

EC3 Brokers is targeting growth in the Middle East and Africa with the launch of a new division, called EC3 Brokers MEA, which is to be led by Senior Executive Officer (SEO) Steve Hart. This new venture, based in Dubai’s International Finance Centre, expands EC3 Brokers’ existing operations in London and ... Read the full article

Allianz partners with PIMCO to launch P&C ILS unit

25th January 2019

Premier fixed income investment manager PIMCO, which is owned by global re/insurer Allianz, has launched a new property and casualty insurance-linked securities (ILS) business, working in partnership with its parent. The new ILS business launch is to be led by Rick Pagnani as Executive Vice President (EVP), who brings more than ... Read the full article

RGA adds IT and operations veteran to Board of Directors

25th January 2019

Global life and health reinsurer, Reinsurance Group of America (RGA), has announced the addition of Steven Van Wyk, currently Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Head of Technology & Innovation at PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., to its Board of Directors. Van Wyk will start his tenure as an independent director on February ... Read the full article

RMS names Cihan Biyikoglu Exec VP of Product

25th January 2019

Catastrophe risk modelling and analytics firm RMS has announced the appointment of Cihan Biyikoglu as Executive Vice President of Product. Reporting to Chief Executive Officer Karen White Biyikoglu will serve as a member of the company’s Executive Committee. He joins with 20 years experience overseeing product management for big data, data analytics ... Read the full article

Qatar Re CEO Gunther Saacke to step down this year

24th January 2019

Qatar Re, the reinsurance arm of Qatar Insurance Company (QIC), has announced that its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Gunther Saacke, is to step down as CEO and Executive Director at the next Board meeting, which is scheduled for March 2019. The Board of Directors has said that it is with regret ... Read the full article

Langhorne Re names Pestcoe Executive Chair and Bermuda CEO

24th January 2019

Large in-force life and annuity focused reinsurer, Langhorne Re, has named Marvin Pestcoe as Executive Chair and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Langhorne Re Bermuda. Langhorne Re was launched last year by Reinsurance Group of America (RGA) and RenaissanceRe (RenRe), which, at the time, secured $780 million of equity capital commitments ... Read the full article

Nick Garrity joins IGI from Swiss Re as CEO, Labuan office

24th January 2019

Specialist commercial insurer and reinsurer, International General Insurance Holdings Limited (IGI), has hired Nick Garrity as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of IGI's Labuan office, based in Kuala Lumpur. In his new role, Garrity will be tasked with strengthening the firm's Asia Pacific offering, within a planned growth strategy from the re/insurer's Kuala Lumpur ... Read the full article

Aon Reinsurance Solutions launches life specialty practice, names head

24th January 2019

Aon’s Reinsurance Solutions business has announced the launch of a new life practice group and appointed Colin Dutkiewicz to lead as the firm’s Global Head of Life. The broker hopes to foster growth in the life market by building upon the firm’s existing annuity transactions and the success of its PathWise ... Read the full article

Willis Re International names Shea Head of Strategic & Financial Analysis

24th January 2019

Willis Re, the reinsurance arm of international broker Willis Towers Watson, has announced the appointment of Brian Shea as Managing Director and Head of Strategic and Financial Analysis for Willis Re International. Shea was previously Head of Willis Towers Watson Securities Europe, having joined the company in 2015. He has 26 years’ ... Read the full article

Miller expands entertainment offering with new music team

24th January 2019

Miller Insurance Services, a London wholesale and specialist re/insurance broker, has expanded its entertainment offering with the addition of four new specialists in music insurance. The music team is led by Martin Goebbels and consists of Holly Leary, Pamela Choat, and Rose Burgess. The group have worked together for many years and ... Read the full article

RSA names Karen Caddick as Group & UK HR Director

23rd January 2019

RSA Group, one of the largest UK commercial insurers, has announced the appointment of Karen Caddick as Group & UK HR Director. She replaces Cathy Lewis, who has served in the role since 2016 and is due to retire from executive work this year. “With a strong track record inside and outside of ... Read the full article

W. R. Berkley names Gary Gudex President of North Pacific subsidiary

23rd January 2019

Re/insurance holding company W. R. Berkley Corporation has appointed Gary Gudex as President of its subsidiary Berkley North Pacific, effective immediately. Gudex joins the regional commercial property and casualty insurer with over 30 years’ experience in the industry. He has served as Director of Underwriting at the corporation's subsidiary Berkley Net since ... Read the full article

Newline adds Markus Schäfer to Cologne team

23rd January 2019

Speciality insurance group Newline has appointed Markus Schäfer as Senior Underwriter, General Liability at Newline Insurance Company Limited in Cologne. Newline set up offices in Cologne last year after announcing in May that it had selected the city as the location for the European Union (EU) insurance hub of Newline ... Read the full article

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