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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.

Enstar adds XL Catlin’s Myron Hendry to Board

14th June 2019

Bermuda based re/insurance, run-off and legacy transaction specialist Enstar Group has announced the appointment of Myron Hendry to its Board as a class II Director, effective July 1. Hendry's appointment was recommended to the Board by Enstar’s Nominating and Governance Committee, which is comprised entirely of independent directors. Hendry most recently served ... Read the full article

CEOs of Aviva, Prudential, Ping An & PICC elected to Geneva Association Board

14th June 2019

Four new members have been elected as Directors to the Board of leading international insurance industry think tank the Geneva Association. The new additions, elected on May 30 at a General Assembly in Buenos Aires, includes Chief Executive Officers from Aviva, Prudential, Ping An and PICC. Maurice Tulloch is CEO of Aviva. ... Read the full article

Munich Re’s Serge Calfa joins EC3 Brokers MEA as regional director, treaty

14th June 2019

EC3 Brokers MEA has appointed Munich Re's Serge Calfa to the newly-created role of regional director of treaty, effective June 1st, 2019. In this role, Calfa reports to Steve Hart, Senior Executive Officer, and is based in the company's Dubai office. London-headquartered EC3 Brokers announced the launch of its Middle East ... Read the full article

Allianz Africa’s Delphine Traoré named President of the African Insurance Organisation

14th June 2019

Delphine Traoré, the Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Allianz Africa has been named President of the African Insurance Organisation, effective June 12th, 2019. Traoré has served as Vice President of the organisation since 2018, and succeeds Managing Director of Ghana Union Assurance, Aretha Duku. She first joined the Regional Executive Board of ... Read the full article

Sompo Singapore adds Pui Phusangmook as CEO

14th June 2019

The Singapore business of Sompo Holdings has announced the appointment of Pui Phusangmook as its Chief Executive Officer, effective June 1. Phusangmook, who has been working in Singapore since 2001, brings over 25 years’ experience in the financial services sector. He was previously the Executive Vice President, General Manager, General Insurance and ... Read the full article

AmWINS’ Unicorn MGA names Matt Edwards lead underwriter, property specialty

13th June 2019

Unicorn Underwriting, the specialist managing general agent (MGA) of AmWINS Group, Inc. has appointed Matt Edwards as lead underwriter, property specialty, effective June 17th, 2019. In his new role, Edwards will report to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Unicorn and CEO of re/insurance broker THB Group, Frank Murphy. As lead underwriter of ... Read the full article

Richard Phelps joins Aon’s Enterprise Client Group in London

13th June 2019

Global insurance and reinsurance broker Aon has named Richard Phelps as an Enterprise Client Group Leader in the UK, based in London. In his new role, Phelps will report to Jim Herbert, Co-Global Head of Aon's Enterprise Client Group. He joins from Barclays Investment Bank, where he held numerous senior client-focused ... Read the full article

Willis Re’s Andrew Souter joins Pioneer as Head of Capital

13th June 2019

Andrew Souter has been appointed Head of Capital at Pioneer Underwriters, effective 19th August 2019. In his new role he will report to Pioneer's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Andrew McMellin, and will be responsible for the capital and reinsurance buying functions within the company, while at the same time being tasked ... Read the full article

Chaucer recruits A&H Treaty Underwriter from TransRe

13th June 2019

Chaucer, the international specialty re/insurance group, has announced the appointment of Sarfraz Pivano as an Accident & Health (A&H) Treaty Underwriter in its Reinsurance Division. Pivano joins Chaucer from Transatlantic Reinsurance Company (TransRe), where he served as a senior A&H treaty underwriter, having begun his career there as an underwriting assistant ... Read the full article

Allianz (AGCS) appoints new heads of Aviation & Marine

13th June 2019

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS) has announced the appointments of Tom Fadden as AGCS Global Head of Aviation and Ulrich Kadow as AGCS Global Head of Marine. Fadden will take over his role with immediate effect from Michael Hansen, while Kadow will succeed current Global Head of Marine and ... Read the full article

SCOR Global Life strengthens in France with three promotions

12th June 2019

SCOR Global Life, a division of global insurer and reinsurer SCOR, has announced a number of promotions in France, strengthening its position in the country. Formerly the Head of Client Solutions for SCOR Global Life, Barthélemy Philippe has been promoted to Director of the French Market. In this role, Philippe will work closely ... Read the full article

Allianz Asia adds Anusha Thavarajah as regional CEO, Life & Health

12th June 2019

The Asia Pacific operations of global insurer Allianz has announced the appointment of Anusha Thavarajah as Chief Executive Officer, Life & Health. Based in Singapore, Thavarajah will oversee the functional development of Allianz’s Life & Health business in Asia – advancing the segment’s strong growth to meet Allianz Asia’s long-term strategic ... Read the full article

Aon adds Guangjie Hopton to Intellectual Property Solutions team in Asia

12th June 2019

Aon has expanded its Intellectual Property Solutions team with the addition of Guangjie Hopton, who will focus on clients in China and the broader Asia region. Hopton joins the broker from Alibaba Group in Hong Kong, where she has spent the previous 14 years, including as Assistant General Counsel for International ... Read the full article

Marlo Edwards named President of Berkley’s Verus Underwriting Managers

12th June 2019

Marlo Edwards has been appointed as President of Verus Underwriting Managers, a subsidiary of W.R. Berkley Corporation. Edwards' appointment is effective immediately and she succeeds the retiring Dale Pilkington. She joins the firm with more than two decades of experience in the property and casualty (P&C) insurance sector, most recently serving ... Read the full article

Cyber insurer Coalition adds Aon’s Brian Specht as Head of Affinity

12th June 2019

Swiss Re and Argo-backed cyber insurer Coalition has announced the addition of Brian Specht as Head of Affinity. Specht - who will be based in New York City and Austin, Texas - joins with 30 years’ experience and has served with companies such as Aon, Ryan Specialty Group, AIG and Chubb. Prior ... Read the full article