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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.

BMS hires Nick Moss as CFO from JLT Re

1st May 2019

BMS Group, the independent specialist re/insurance broker, has announced the appointment of Nick Moss as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Moss joins BMS from JLT Re, where he served as Global and UK Finance Director. He has more than 30 years’ experience in finance and previously held senior finance roles at Novae and ... Read the full article

THB Group appoints new Strategic Binding Authority Director

1st May 2019

Specialist insurance and reinsurance broker, THB Group, has announced the appointment of Steve Ford as Strategic Binding Authority Director. Ford joins from Pen Underwriting, where he was global managing director. THB's binding authority team transacts over $700 million of premium annually. Commented on the appointment, THB Worldwide Specialty Chief Executive Officer (CEO), ... Read the full article

Stephen Catlin, Paul Brand announce launch of specialty re/insurer, Convex

30th April 2019

The launch of Convex Group Limited, an international specialty insurer and reinsurer with $1.8 billion of initial committed capital, has been announced by Stephen Catlin and Paul Brand. The awaited start-up has now launched, and has also received its all-important A- ratings from A.M. Best for its subsidiaries. Unveiled by re/insurance industry experts ... Read the full article

RMS adds Andy Woodhouse as MD for Asia, Japan

30th April 2019

Andy Woodhouse has been appointed as RMS’ Managing Director for Asia and Japan. He joins RMS, a catastrophe risk modelling and analytics firm, from banking software company Temenos, where he served as Regional Services Director. Prior to that he was Head of Product and Business Development at Bloomberg, and Managing Director at ... Read the full article

Faraday CEO Andrew D’Arcy named as Head of Gen Re International P&C

30th April 2019

Gen Re, the global reinsurance subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, has appointed Andrew D’Arcy, current Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Faraday Syndicate 435, as Head of Gen Re International Property & Casualty. Following the appointment, which is effective May 1, 2019, D’Arcy will relinquish the role of Faraday CEO and will join ... Read the full article

Canopius appoints Claudio Saita to lead new Sydney office

29th April 2019

Global specialty insurer and reinsurer, Canopius has announced that it will launch a new office in Sydney, Australia, as it targets expansion in the Asia Pacific region. Subject to regulatory approval, the new, local entity is expected to open in time to underwrite business for the June 30th renewal season. Providing a ... Read the full article

B3i’s Markus Tradt joins Board of Corda Network

29th April 2019

Markus Tradt, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative (B3i), has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Corda Network Foundation, an open source distributed ledger platform created by tech firm R3. B3i switched over from Hyperledger Fabric to the Corda platform in June 2018 following a ... Read the full article

WTW adds asset management experts to FINEX Financial Institutions practice

29th April 2019

Willis Towers Watson (WTW), the global insurance and reinsurance broker, has appointed a number of asset management experts to its FINEX Financial Institutions practice as part of its strategy to build out the business globally. Henry Keville, among others, will provide bespoke management liability product solutions and programmes for the asset ... Read the full article

WTW adds Christophe Meurier as Global Head of Financial Solutions

29th April 2019

Global re/insurance broker Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has appointed Christophe Meurier as Global Head of Financial Solutions, effective July 1. Meurier succeeds Paul Davidson in the role, who is to continue as Chairman of Financial Solutions. He joins from BNP Paribas where he spent 25 years, most recently as the Head of ... Read the full article

Argo Group hires Tony Cicio as head of HR

29th April 2019

Specialty re/insurer Argo Group International Holdings has announced the appointment of Tony Cicio as Chief Human Resources Officer. Cicio has 33 years of experience and most recently served as Vice President, Human Resources at Samsung Electronics. He has also filled several senior human resources role at Danone, and has worked as Chief ... Read the full article

Law firm Schiff Hardin adds Thomas Zurek to re/insurance practice in Chicago

26th April 2019

U.S law firm Schiff Hardin LLP has announced the addition of Thomas M. Zurek as a counsel in its Insurance and Reinsurance and Litigation and Dispute Resolutions Practice Groups in Chicago. Most recently, Zurek served as Senior Chief Legal Counsel, Executive Vice President and Secretary of OneAmerica Financial Group. In this role, ... Read the full article

Iain Pearce appointed CFO of MS Amlin

26th April 2019

MS Amlin, the re/insurance group owned by top-10 firm MS&AD, has announced the appointment of Iain Pearce as Chief Financial Officer. He replaces John Worth, who earlier this year decided to leave the company in favour of a lead role at Hastings. Pearce’s appointment is effective June 3 and will see ... Read the full article

Qatar Re confirms Michael van der Straaten as permanent CEO

26th April 2019

Qatar Re, the reinsurance arm of Qatar Insurance Company (QIC), has announced the confirmation of Michael van der Straaten as the company’s permanent Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Van der Straaten was appointed as acting CEO in January 2019 after it was revealed that the former head of Qatar Re, Gunther ... Read the full article

Eliot Partnership appoints Executive Chairman for Asia Pacific

26th April 2019

Eliot Partnership (EP), a global insurance sector executive search firm, has announced the appointment of Andreas Thiele to the newly created position of Executive Chairman, Asia Pacific and Partner. Thiele joins EP from AXIS Specialty's Singapore Branch, which he has headed up since helping to establish the company's footprint in the ... Read the full article

Markel adds Lee Zong Wen to Trade Credit & Political Risk team in Singapore

25th April 2019

Specialist insurer Markel International has expanded its Trade Credit and Political Risk Team in Singapore with the appointment of Lee Zong Wen as Assistant Underwriter. Zong Wen joins Markel from Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT), where he has served as Senior Executive Broker for the Political and Security Risks team since 2016. Prior ... Read the full article